Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 5!
There are 3 classes in Year 5; Class 5S, Class 5G and Class 5M. The teachers are Miss Salt (Class 5S), Miss Gee (Class 5G) and Miss McKibben (Class 5M). Also working in our year group are Miss McAdam, Ms Barlow and Mr Tawil.
Summer Term 1 We Are Learning About:
Newspaper Reports - we are exploring the features and writing some of our own.
Narratives - we will revisit with a focus on a particular genre.
Reading Detectives - an intervention set of lessons to support children with their inferencing skills as well as building on fluency and a love of reading.
Fractions - we are learning how to multiply and divide different fraction, whilst relating back to the decimal fraction content we learnt earlier in the year.
Timestables - we should continue to practice our times tables at home to make our calculations quicker and more accurate.
Changes in materials - we will explore practically how materials can change and whether the changes are reversible or irreversible. We will also contine to explore the different elements of scientific enquiry and continue to ask questions.
Viking longboats - following on from our Anglo- Saxon and Vikings History topic, we are going to design, make and evaluate our very own Viking longboats.
Games - we are going to use different coding to design and make our own computer games.
Explore a South American country - our chosen country is Mexico which we will learn about and compare with the United Kingdom from our previous term learning.
We are looking at why people go to a place of worship. Our key question being, 'Why do some people think God exists?'
Drug and alcohol education - we will look at the use of both legal and illegal drugs, why some people might choose to take them and how this can affect health.
Language Nut - we are using an exciting new online platform to help use to learn Arabic, this may be used at home once the children are confident with it.
Outdoor Games - Manchester City coaches will be teaching the children a range of different skills this term.
Swimming - ongoing skills and developing water confidence
Things to Remember:
Manchester City (outdoor PE) will be on Wednesdays so wear your PE kit to school and remember to wear your school jumper on top.
Swimming - Fridays - wear your swimming costume under your PE kit. Remember your towel and clean underwear.
While we do not give out weekly homework, we do expect the children to learn their times tables to 12x12 by heart for instant recall. We also ask that the children are encouraged to read and write for pleasure and love to hear about this! There are books that the children can borrow from the class reading area.
We always encourage home learning if the children want to explore our topics further in their own time and love seeing their work!
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