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Year 5

Updated 2.7.17

Welcome to Year 5

Falmouth Trip

Thursday 17th October - Friday 18th October

 

Children to wear school uniform on Thursday but will need a change of 'mufti' clothes to wear on Friday.

Lunches to be ordered on Thursday ready for when we arrive back on Friday.

 

General Information

 

Welcome to the Year 5 page. You will find all of the things you should need to know for the year.

 

Your teachers in Year 5 are Mr Cuzner and Mr Griggs. Mrs Taylor our teaching assistant and supports children with their learning across both classes.


Year 5 is a very challenging year and involves the children taking greater responsibility for their own learning. Despite this we are very keen to work together as a partnership, with the children, parents, teachers and school all working together to help us 'to be the best that we can be'.

Please feel free to contact the Year 5 team if you have something you wish to ask or would like to discuss. We have an open door policy and will see you as soon as possible. Please ask at the office if you would like to see us in person or would like to pass on a message.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 5 Team smiley

Mr Cuzner, Mr Griggs and Mrs Taylor 

 

Home learning

  • The children will be given spellings based around the expectations of their year group. They will have a suitable number based upon their ability level.
  • The children are expected to read regularly throughout the week, with parental completion of the reading record. This should indicate when and how much the children have read. It would also be helpful to include a very brief comment on any problems or successes from the activity.
  • English homework is set on a Monday for both classes and is due in on Wednesday.
  • Maths homework is set on a Wednesday for both classes. It is due in on Friday.
  • Our expectation is that the children should be able to complete their homework on their own and should take approximatley 30 minutes to complete. 

 

PE Kit and days

  • Tuesday (5G and 5C) & Wednesday (5G and 5C) games kit - long sleeved plain BLUE football top, white shorts, BLUE football socks, trainers and football boots. Please bring suitable clothing for the weather conditions.

 

 

Planning Days (PPA)

  • Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Cowin cover Year 5 every other Thursday. During these sessions the children are taught PHSE, French, RE and yoga as well as mathematic and literacy skills.

Year 5 Term overview

 

  • Autumn Term 1 and 2:  Vicious Vikings

 

  • Spring Term 1: We are Space Explorers
  • Spring Term 2: Cities of Gold - The Mayans

 

  • Summer Terms 1: The Circle of Life - Lifecycles of plants and animals
  • Summer Terms 2: Changing Me - Puberty and body changes

English

Current learning

This term we are learning about non-chronological reports and newspaper reports. Our writing will be based around our Topic - "Vicious Vikings".

 

Reading

Regular reading at home is essential. The children should be heard reading aloud at least 4 times per week, even for those children who are free-readers. Discussions between the child and the adult are key to helping to improve and develop their understanding but also allows the children to work on their expression when reading aloud. 

 

Free readers may read anything they like but we would like you to always have a challenging fiction book on the go at all times.

 

Children on the reading scheme must read their scheme books but can also add any additional reading you have done (non-fiction, magazines, other books etc).

 

Each child has their own reading record and these need to be completed with four adult signed entries per week, indicating when the child read, what they read and anything that arose from the discussion. If the record has been misplaced or left at school, the entries should be completed on a piece of paper, which can be stuck into the book.

 

Spellings

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday . We will teach the spellings patterns and rules throughout the week. These are to be found on the spelling section below.

 

Handwriting

Throughout the week we will ask the children to practise their spellings through handwriting.

Part of the new curriculum expects all children to be joining their handwriting.

 

No Nonsense Grammar Tool Kit

Maths

 

Current learning

 

Number & Place Value 

  • read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
  • count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000
  • interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0
  • round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000
  • solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals

 

 

Addition & Subtraction

  • add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
  • add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers
  • use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

 

In Year 5, the expectations in maths have changed significantly. ALL children are expected to know their times tables, up to 12x12, by heart and with instant recall, by the end of Year 4. The new curriculum focuses heavily on calculation strategies, particularly for multiplication and division, so it is essential that the children work at learning these at home. They are a key skill which they will use throughout their lives.

 

We are having a huge push on our times tables at the moment as it forms a key part of what we must know to move forwards in our learning. We would really appreciate any help with the learning of this key skill please. If you need some help with suggestions, please see the resources below or come and ask one of the team for some support.

 

RE in Year 5

We study both Christianity and Buddhism in Year 5.

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