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 Summer Term, we will continue to teach new ideas and deepen the children's understanding. Early Work most days consists of questions to revise learning so far.

These are the planned units for this term:

Formal Methods for Division and Multiplication in increasingly Complex Problems

Strategies for Multiplication and Division (Mental and Written)


Solving Problems involving Scaling by Simple Fractions and Rates

Conversion of Imperial and Metric Units of Measure

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Problem Solving

Reading Timetables and Calculating with Time

Solve Problems involving the Four Operations

Distinguish between Regular and Irregular Polygons
Use Properties of Rectangles

Statistics – Solve Comparison, Sum and Difference Problems using Information in a Line Graph

Statistics – Interpreting and Evaluating Information Presented in Charts and Tables

Roman Numerals

We are continuing to test times tables on a weekly basis, so please practice fast recall to help you with this!

Mathletics:

 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:

  This term, our PE will be outdoors and will usually be on Mondays and Tuesdays. We will focus on fielding and striking skills (cricket and rounders) and on athletics ready for Sports Day.

Due to the unpredictable weather and ever-changing events in a Primary School, please ensure that a PE kit is in school everyday as we may swap days. Also, if it is very wet, we may use the hall and work inside.

Literacy:

This term, we have been continuing to share a range of genres in our English lessons and have used these to inspire our own Big Writes.

We have also been sharing extracts regularly and focusing on inference skills - answering a question clearly and succinctly is a difficult skill, but is crucial for all tests.

We really enjoyed creating our own mythical beasts and describing them after reading 'Monsterology'. This text type was fictional, but was written as a non-chronological report. It was challenging but great fun!

Currently, we are focusing on how dialogue is punctuated and set out on the page. We have looked at extracts from several popular books to identify the rules for this and will be applying it in our next piece of published work...

Spellings

Attached is the National Curriculum document containing the year 3/4 and year 5/6 spellings for children to learn throughout the year.    

Mini-Police Program

We worked with the local police and PCSOs to find out about anti-social behaviour, bullying, vehicles, online safety, road safety, speeding and the role of police.

It was a great program and we learnt a lot. Using the speed guns was definitely one of the highlights!

 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.

 

admin@cranborne.herts.sch.uk 

Science 

Our first topic in the Summer Term is 'Earth and Space'. We had a fantastic trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and it really helped us visualise how our solar system works.

In the second half term, we will be teaching the 'SRE' units. The materials we are using were shared at the SRE information evening and if you have any questions, please come and speak with one of the Year 5 team.

History:

Our topic work this term has been on The Mayans. The children carried out a number of active investigations and recorded their learning in many different ways.