Fabulous Year Five!
Welcome to Year 5's class page! Here you will find information about our fantastic learning, experiences, class information, homework and any other news.
Enjoy! Miss Hope, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Khajuria and Mrs. McCarthy.
Maths: In the Spring term, we will continue to practise the calculation and reasoning skills covered in the Autumn and these will often be used as Early Work challenges.
We will spend the first few weeks learning about fractions:
-finding equivalent fractions
-comparing and ordering fractions with differing denominators
-adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different denominators.
-calculating area and perimeter of various shapes
-understanding percentages and percentage problem solving
-properties of 2d and 3d shapes
-reflection and translation of shapes on a grid
-drawing angles and identifying unknown angles
We are continuing to test times tables on a weekly basis, so please practice fast recall to help you with this!
To support your child's Maths at home - please use the Mathletics website. This is a really engaging resource for the children to use where they can play games and listen to times tables tunes! We really recommend it :) Each child should have a login and password. (These should be inside the new Reading Record books) If you require another copy of this, or encounter problems, please let us know.
P .E. for the Spring Term:
Tuesday = Indoor PE (initially indoor athletics with support from specialist PE teacher, Mr Roberts)
Friday = Outdoor PE (initially Netball)
World Book Day: Our author focus was on Malorie Blackman and we read her book 'Cloudbusting' which is written completely in verse. Children dressed as book characters and everyone looked great!
In the Spring Term, we will be reading a great range of books and using these to inspire our writing. We will also be sharing many extracts during our Guided Reading sessions to develop our comprehension skills.
Following our persuasive writing linked to 'The Ice Palace', we read the book, 'Holes' by Louis Sacher. (One of our favourite books from last year!) At the end of the book, we watched the Disney film to compare the two versions and really enjoyed the story.
To link with our Geography topic, we are reading a book by Andy Mulligan called 'Trash'. This tells the story of three boys who live and work in a dumpsite and find something 'special' that changes their lives... but for good or bad?
Attached is the National Curriculum document containing the year 3/4 and year 5/6 spellings for children to learn throughout the year. Every couple of weeks some of these spellings will be set for spelling homework.
Homework - class projects
If the children are given any project based homework such as preparing a presentation, you can send the homework to the email address below. Please mark it for the attention of Miss Hope or Mrs. Hughes.
Our first topic in the Spring Term is 'Materials'. In this topic we will be investigating how materials change when mixed, how solutions and substances can be separated again and reversible and irreversible changes.
In the second half term, we are investigating 'Forces' and learning about gravity, air and water resistance, mass/weight and friction.
Our topic work this term is linked to the geography of the Americas. We will look at some of the natural and man-made features in both North and South America and will focus particularly on Brazil.
We are really lucky to be working with Mrs Dibdin this term on some great Art projects. Each class will have 6 sessions with her and we are looking forward to seeing what will be produced.