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Year 5

WELCOME TO YEAR 5

 

We have two classes in Year 5:  In 5C, the children will be taught by Miss Christian and in 5D, the children will be taught by Miss Davies.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are Miss Godman and Miss Walker. 

 

Spring Term 2020

 INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRICULUM IN YEAR 5

 

ENGLISH

We are keen to encourage children to continue to develop their love of reading and this term, we will be reading a range of texts about space. Our writing focus is persuasive writing and the children will be writing job adverts persuading others to enrol onto NASA's space program. 

 

READING RECORDS

These are checked regularly. Children must aim to read at least 5 times a week for at least 10 minutes. If reading on their own, we expect children to be writing in questions about the text or words they don't understand into their reading records.
 

MATHS
In Maths, we will be revisiting the short multiplication, long multiplication and short division methods before moving onto fractions. 

 

Geography

This half term, we will be learning about rainforests. We will be using atlases and maps to find rainforests and explain what the climate is like there. We will also be comparing the average rainfall in different climate zones and the sizes of different rainforests, and will look at how the vegetation and animal life changes in the different layers of the rainforest. 

 

STEM

Our topic for STEM this half term is forces. We will be carrying out a variety of experiments in our lessons to determine the effect of different forces.

 

PE

Our PE days are now Monday and Friday. On these days, children will need to bring in their PE kit in a named carrier bag. They will then take it home to be washed over the weekend to avoid contamination.
Children are required to have both plimsolls and trainers in their PE bags. 

This half term in PE we will be playing netball and having dance lessons.

 

French

We will be learning to recognise and name different hobbies in French. We will also learn how to express our likes and dislikes using 'J'aime' and 'Je n'aime pas'. 

 

Homework

Spellings - Your child will be given their spellings on the Monday and will then be tested on their spellings on the Friday.


Homework - Your child will be given their homework books on a Wednesday and will be expected to hand this back in on the Monday.

 

 

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