Miss Carey, Miss Holland and Ms Clarke welcome you to our class and to our webpage! Have a look around and please contact one of the team if you have any questions. 

 

Please find our Autumn 2 overview sheet below.

Our classroom is a stimulating and happy environment with opportunities for all children to learn and grow. We respect and care for each other, encouraging everyone to be the best that they can be.

In Year 5 we strive to have high standards and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform, complete all tasks  that are set, read at least three times a week, at home, to an adult and treat our entire Year 5 team (children and staff alike!) with respect.

Our Curriculum

 

TOPIC - MAGICAL ISLAND

 

This half term, we will be designing, creating and mapping out our own magical islands. We will be focusing on geography skills including  lots of map skills, such as six figure grid references and drawing and using maps with keys.

Linked to our topic, we will be reading the amazing novel The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. 

Below is our knowledge organiser which shows some of the amazing things we will be learning, some links for further learning and an explanation of our topic skills progression for this unit.

 

 

READING 

This half term, we will be reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardorbe. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a classic fantasy story written by C.S. Lewis. Aslan, a very important lion; is the rightful ruler of Narnia. When the Pevensie children visit his kingdom through a wardrobe, they have many trials to face, including defending Narnia against the White Witch and her followers. 

 

In reading lessons we will be focusing on out VIPERS skills: vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.

 

WRITING

 

In writing this half term, we will first be basing our writing on the inspiring Olympian, Rebecca Adlington, who sent our school a brilliant video message. As a class, we voted to write diaries based on Rebecca's world-record gold-medal race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Next, we will be writing pieces inspire by our Magical Island topic. We will write exciting narratives based on heading through a secret portal, just as Lucy does. We will also be writing non-chronological reports about our very own magical islands. 

 

In year 5 we will also be focusing closely on our SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and applying this knowledge consistently in our writing along with our amazing Alan Peat sentence structures.                                            
In Year 5, we constantly strive to be ambitious and effective writers, creating texts with purpose which entertain and inform our readers and using our best vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar. Below are the year 5/6 statutory spellings.

Maths

Year 5's ambitious mathematicians will be tackling lots of different areas of maths this half term, including place value up to 10000, rounding. addition, and subtraction,.

At the start of each lesson we undertake an arithmetic challenge (Fluent in Five) and each morning we do a mental maths challenge on our New Wave challenge sheets. This year we will be continuing our Power Maths scheme which focuses on reasoning and looking at questions in different ways.  So far we have really enjoyed challenging ourselves with the new material and have loved the discussion and partner work elements of the scheme.

We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills and timestables as these underpin the basis of everything we do in maths. It would be fantastic if these skills could be practiced at home. We expect the children to use Times Table Rockstars at least twice weekly but please see Miss Carey if you would like any further help.

 

SCIENCE

This half term, we will be focusing on the unit "Materials and Changing Properties". Please look at our science knowledge organiser below to see what we will be learning about.

Homework

In Year 5, we ask that parents support their children in reading at least 3 times per week to ensure fluency and comprehension.

We also have spellings which are distributed on a Monday to be tested on that Friday. I have included the spellings for Year 5 and 6 above. These will also be uploaded to Spelling Shed each week.

Children are asked to access Times Tables Rockstars at least twice a week to practice their times tables.  We complete a check each Friday in the hope that children beat their times!

Learning Log tasks are given out on a fortnightly basis, on a Monday, to be returned in 2 weeks time.

 

Learning Logs and Spellings will be available on Class Dojo weekly.

PE Kits

Year 5 have PE on a THURSDAY afternoon. They will need to wear:
- a plain white t-shirt
- plain black tracksuit bottoms or black PE shorts (no leggings please)
- a plain black jumper or tracksuit top 
- trainers

No logos or names on their tops, jumpers or bottoms please.

If you do not have a plain black jumper, children can wear their school jumpers as an alternative.