Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 5.
This term, we will be studying an engaging array of topics across the subjects, including forces in science, Arabian Nights tales in English and our history topic- Early Islamic Civilization. We will continue to develop our skills in Maths and we will be learning all about fractions. We are continuing to develop our love of reading and our author study this term will be on Onjali Q. Raúf, who wrote ‘The boy at the back of the class’ (this term’s whole class novel). Later this term we will be cooking – so look out for some tasty recipes that you can try at home!
Hopefully, this term will be as smooth as possible and we cannot wait to build upon the promising start to the academic year.
This term, Mrs Foster and Mrs Clement will be working together each day to teach the children with Mrs Gocher working to support the class in the mornings. As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office. We will always do our best to answer any questions while ensuring that your child is happy in school.
This term, we will be building on all the brilliant learning the children did in in Maths during the Autumn Term. We will be developing our previous understanding of multiplication and division as well as learning about fractions, percentages and decimals. We also ask that children spend time learning their times tables and using TTRS when at home.
In English this term we are using the famous Arabian Nights tales to help the children create their own tale with a moral message. Complementing our creative writing will be grammar sessions looking at key tools, such as conjunctions, passive/active voice and figurative language.
As so many of us are spending more and more time online, it is important that the children have a secure knowledge of how to be safe. We will discuss various issues regarding this each week. If your child or yourself have any questions linked to their online world, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or have a look at some of the links below.
- It is important that you read at home, 20 minutes or more as a minimum as part of your home learning and you must bring your reading book to school every day.
- Spellings will be handed out on a Monday and we will have a test on a Friday.
- PE is on a Tuesday and a Friday - Please ensure that you have your PE kit in school!