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 are planning on covering the following units in maths.
- Problem solving - using 4 operations and 2 step problems
- Negative numbers
- Identifying, comparing and ordering fractions
- Adding fractions and multiplying them by a whole number.
- Fraction problems
- Measure - converting units
- Volume and capacity
- 2D and 3D shape
- Reflection and translation
- Angles - estimate, measure, compare and draw
- Angles - calculating missing angles
The time we spend on each, remains to be seen as we will vary our pace according to the needs of the children. However, we will try to stick to this order.
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.
Literacy: Autumn term, weeks 1-3
During the next few weeks in Literacy, we looked at the book 'Holes.' We started off by looking into the characters and the setting and developed our reading skills. We then identified some key features of narrative newspaper reports.
During this unit we learned some new skills and recapped skills we had already learnt, such as:
Inference and retrieval of information of information from a text.
To use relative clauses and relative pronouns.
Use of commas to clarify meaning.
Writing quotes using inverted commas.
Cohesion between paragraphs
For the children's final piece of writing they wrote some brilliant newspaper reports about the events at Camp Green Lake. We sent some to the author of Holes, Louis Sachar, to read and had a nice email from him.
Trash - by Andy Mulligan
Our next main text is a book called Trash that is a story full of mystery and suspense. It explores the lives of some 'Dumpsite kids' and follows their trail of adventure as they search for answers.
We have started to write our own story openings for a mystery story.
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.
This half-term in Science our topic is Forces and Magnets. We have been carrying out practical experiments to investigate forces and had the opportunity to design our own fair tests.
We are also thinking about the importance of repeated testing and taking average readings for comparison.
This term, we will be learning about The Americas. We will be using a cross curricular approach and linking literacy, maths, computing and art.
The children will be engaged in some active enquiries and will be using maps, globes and the internet to find out about some of the countries in North and South America.
We will look at lines of longitude and latitude and investigate how the environments vary so greatly across these two continents.
World Book Day
There were some great costumes and we really enjoyed hearing about your favourite stories!