Updated January 2022
Welcome to Year 5!
Year 5B are taught by Miss Brogan and 5W by Miss Walmsley.They are supported by Christina Nicky, Ada and Theresa. They can be contacted via email@example.com
Welcome back to your final term in Year 5! We hope you had a restful break and are ready for all the excitements of the Summer term. We have a great deal to look forward to and we are all so excited to have you back in the classroom.
In English, we can't wait to read our new Power of Reading book ‘Ice Trap’ by M. P. Robertson and Meredith Hooper to inspire our talk, drama and writing. We will be exploring the TRUE story about Shackleton's incredible expedition from England to the Antarctic and what challenges they faced along the way...
In Maths, we will begin the term by looking at shape, position & direction and decimals. We then move on to converting measurements, negative numbers and volume. We really encourage the use of Doodle Maths at home which has shown to really improve Maths fluency - we will be keeping track of who is in the green zone! As well as this, we encourage rockin’ out on Times Tables Rockstars.
With the return of the sunshine we will aim to have more outside lessons as we explore our Summer term Science topics ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ and ‘Famous Scientists’. We learn about the life cycles of different animals and explore the lives of famous scientists.
In Topic, we are excited to explore ‘The Power of the Earth’. We will be creating our own poster boards about the different layers of the Earth, volcanoes and more which you will have the opportunity to show off at an exhibition. We will be developing our geography skills, in particular map work and physical processes (how volcanoes are made). We even have trips planned to Clip and Climb.
In addition to our carefully planned lessons, we have some amazing interactive lessons planned for the Summer term to help you gain a greater understanding of our fantastic topics. Year 5 can also look forward to continuing your specialist subjects and are very lucky to have a number of fantastic specialist teachers this year including: AM Sports Coaches (PE), David (Gym), Madam Clarke (French), and Mr Hopcraft (Music). A real highlight of our year is the Summer Term when the children curate their very own contemporary art exhibition. You will be making art to display for this!
Guided reading will start the week beginning Monday 17th April and we will share weekly home tasks in your child’s pupil handbook. Weekly spellings will also be shared in these handbooks every Monday. Please encourage your child to read and practice their spellings regularly.
We value your support and encourage you to continue to work alongside your children at home. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to email our Year 5 address.
You can find out about our approach to all our subjects through the curriculum page but the headlines for the year group are below.
Children can maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding by:
- I can continue to read and discuss a wide range of age appropriate fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
- I can increase my familiarity with a wide range of books including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
- I can recommend books I have read to my peers, giving reasons for my choices
- I can identify and discuss themes and conventions in writing
- I can make comparisons within and across books
- I can prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience
Children can understand what they read by:
- I can check that the book I am reading makes sense and I can discuss my understanding and explore the meaning of words in context
- I can ask questions to improve my understanding
- I can draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence
- I can predict what might happen from details stated and implied
- I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
- I can distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
- I can retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
- I can participate in discussions about books building on their own and others' ideas and challenging view courteously
- I can write for a range of purposes and audiences, confidently selecting structure and organisation.
- I can describe settings, characters and atmosphere to consciously engage the reader
- I am beginning to use dialogue to convey a character and advance the action
- I can select and use organisational and presentational devices that are relevant to the text type E.g. headings, bullet points, underlining etc
- I am beginning to proofread read my work and precis longer passages by removing unnecessary repetition or irrelevant details
- I can use paragraphs that are suitably linked
- I can use the following punctuation correctly :full stops and capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks
- I can use commas to clarify meaning with increasing accuracy
- I can use a wide range of linking words/phrases between sentences and paragraphs to build cohesion including time adverbials (later) place adverbial (nearby) and number (secondly)
- I can begin to use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis
- I can use adverbs (perhaps, surely) and modal verbs(should, could, might) to indicate degrees of possibility
- I can spell many complex homophones correctly
- I can spell words with prefixes and suffixes correctly
- I can spell many of the statutory words for Year 5
- I can write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed
Greater depth (working above the national expected standard
- I can use a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentence
- I can regularly use dialogue to convey a character and advance the action
- I can consistently link ideas across paragraphs
- I can describe settings and characters and atmosphere with carefully chosen vocabulary to enhance mood, clarify meaning and create pace
- I can make some use of semi colons, dashes, colons and hyphens
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In Maths we follow the White Rose Hub. You can find out more about White Rose through our dedicated maths page
We set homework in Key Stage 2 in the following ways:
- Spellings - bring handbook to school as usual
- Guided Reading - bring handbook to school as usual
- Literacy and Topic - Google Classroom
- Talking Homework - Google Classroom
- Maths - TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Mathletics
Students without digital access will get paper copies (need to return book)
Days to remember
New spelling sent home
|Tuesday||Homework handed in|
5B PE - Wear PE kit school
Hand in Guided Reading homework
5W - wear PE kit to school
Homework sent home.
Guided Reading Day and books sent home.
|Friday||Wear PE kit to school (5B and 5W)|
|As frequently as possible but at least x times per week||Reading, Time Tables Rockstars and Doodle Maths and English|
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