Welcome to Year 5!
Our class teacher is Mrs Edward.
In Year 5 we are independent learners, who ask questions and find out for ourselves to deepen our understanding.
In English this term, we are learning to write recounts, news reports, poetry and narratives.
Spelling will still be taught daily and we'll be concentrating on learning our year 5 and 6 common exception words (orange words).
Every day we will have reciprocal reading sessions; these are 30 minute sessions studying a text in detail and we will be analysing a range of news articles and poetry. After half term we will be using the text Tom's Midnight Garden.
In Maths we are becoming fluent learners a variety of new skills. These include place value of numbers up to a million, decimal numbers and fractions, multiplication and division, units of measure, addition and subtraction, polygons, and negative numbers. It is within these areas that we will develop our reasoning and problem solving skills.
In Science we will be learning about changing states of materials.
We will be visiting Bristol Aerospace early on in the term to explore engineering and the history of aerospace. In addition, we will be learning how to be geographers and read OS maps to find our way to local places. We will practice our skills as artists, sketching and sculpting using the local environment and in RE find out about different faiths, their beliefs and practices as well as discussing 'big questions' and moral dilemmas.
This term we will have PE on Friday afternoons. We will be developing our racket skills playing badminton and short tennis.
It is very important that we have a suitable PE Kit in school, with appropriate trainers for outdoor PE on the field. Please ensure it is clearly named.
What work will be coming home?
Homework – Homework is given out every three weeks. We have the choice of a selection of creative tasks to complete over a three week period.
Reading – We need to read at home every evening to an adult or to ourselves. We do however need a comment and signature in our reading record. We are expected to do this at least four times a week. This only needs to take 10 to 20 minutes. While reading please help me with any words I may struggle to read, discuss the text and ask me questions about the text.
Spellings – Spelling lessons will happen daily in school. Any spellings we still struggle to learn we will bring home in a log book. Please encourage and help me to learn these at home.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Year 5 Book Recommendations
We are book worms in year 5 and are always deeply absorbed in the stories, so much so we can't bare to put the book down at the end of a session.
Often, we recommend books to eachother, sharing them, saving them for one another. So we wanted to create a reading list of our own, here on the website that each of us can look at if we are stuck for what to read next. Here are some that have recently been recommended: