Welcome to Class 5!
Welcome back, the year 5 team are looking forward to a fantastic Spring Term.
Your teachers are:-
Mrs. Minton-Allen (Class Teacher)
Miss Butler (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs. Bailey (Teaching Assistant)
Mr. Evans (Teacher) (ICT/PE)
I am delighted to be continuing the learning journey with the children in Class Five once again this year! As always, we will be preparing the children with the essential skills needed to succeed as they begin upper juniors. It would be extremely beneficial, if in small bursts at home, children can be practising times tables up to 12, telling the correct time and counting simple change in coins. Practising little and often will consolidate learning and increase confidence.
Regular homework includes reading which is essential to improve fluency and to increase their vocabulary skills and written work. The children have been set a reading challenge over the course of this coming year to read a wide variety of books at home. For our weekly spellings, we will be focusing on different spelling rules and strategies.
Monday - Spellings & Reading
Tuesday - Spellings & Reading
Wednesday - Spellings & Reading
Thursday - Spellings & Reading
Friday - Spellings, Reading, Maths & English
Your English and Maths homework is given on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. You will also receive your new spellings on a Monday with the previous spelling score. Please make sure these are completed nightly. Remember look, cover, say, write, check. There will also be a weekly times tables test on a Friday. The children also have a yearly reading challenge, they should record all the books they read on this sheet.
During the spring term, we will continue to develop our core knowledge in Mathematics through fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our main focus this term will be learning all of our times tables, forwards, backwards and the inverse problems. Children will secure their knowledge and understanding of the number system using mental and written skills in a variety of contexts. Linking mathematical learning to our topic focus we will be estimating and calculating the distances travelled by the Vikings. Linking to our English topic, we will be estimating and measuring the area of certain parts of our school playground.
In English, we will be developing our persuasive writing skills as we learn about parliament, democracy and exploring certain issues within school to raise in a campaign. We will then make a film to advertise our campaign and enter this into the Literacy Film festival.We are linking our Topic theme of the Vikings to our written work as we explore the book, "How to Train Your Dragon."
In Science, we will be working scientifically to explore forces, exploring pushes, pulls, air resistance, water resistance and friction. Children will be conducting experiments and fair tests to investigate each of these forces.
In History, we will be learning about life as a Viking. We will design a dragon head for a Viking ship and make a 3D model of a Viking boat for our class display. We will learn about Viking invasions, how and why they made their journey to Britain. To consolidate our learning in the classroom about life as a Viking we will visit Tatton Park to experience life as a Viking for a day.
In Art, we will be sketching Viking dragons, dragon boats and creating silhouette art. In Design and Technology we will be making delicious Viking Stew using Spring vegetables.
In Religious Education, we will be learning about Hinduism and the festival of Divali. We will design our own Rangoli patterns.
In PSHE, we are looking at setting goals for our personal learning and exploring the skills that will help us to achieve them such as tolerance, perseverance and resilience.
In Music, we will be exploring beats and rhythm patterns through Djembe.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon as well as a Thursday afternoon with Mr Evans. Thursday afternoon the children will be having gymnastic lessons. Children will need a full PE kit in school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank-you for your continued support - Year 5 Team