Year 5

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Mr Freeman

Class 11 Teacher

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Miss Morley

Class 12 Teacher

Welcome to Year 5

The teachers in Year 5 are Mr Adam Freeman (Class 11) and Miss Amy Morley (Class 12).  Mrs Richardson is the Teaching Assistant in Class 11 and Mrs Davenport is the Teaching Assistant in Class 12. Mrs Fallows is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) who will work across Class 11 and 12.

English

This term we are focussing on short suspense narratives. We are using the book ‘Short!’ by Kevin Crossley-Holland to inspire the children’s writing. The children will be exposed to a range of sentences types to build suspense and use speech to advance the action in the story. Later in the term, we will focus on letter writing which will link to the children’s experiences at Mill on the Brue.

Grammar is taught weekly focusing on sentence structure, identifying and using auxiliary and modal verbs, relative clauses and relative pronouns, parenthesis, commas to avoid ambiguity and building cohesion within and between paragraphs.  

Guided Reading is taught weekly and this term the children will study a range of text types, including fiction, non-fiction, diaries and poetry.

Regular reading at home is essential. Children who read at least four times a week make the most progress with their literacy in school - please encourage them to read and sign their logs too!

Mathematics

In the Spring term, we will be learning about Multiplication and Division specifically looking at the gird and column method for multiplication and the bus stop method for division. Fractions will be taught in the middle of Spring term and we will start learning Decimals and Percentages towards the end of the term. In Maths, we use an approach (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract) to embed the children’s learning and to help them understand the learning in different ways.

Quick recall of times tables is crucial to our maths work in year 5 and so the children will practise their times tables weekly. As they progress through the tables, the children will need to answer more questions correctly within the time before they can move up to the next level.

Topic

The science topic for this term is ‘Forces’. The children will learn the main forces: gravity, air resistance, friction, water resistance and buoyancy. The children will undertake experiments in this unit to see forces in action.

The other topic is ‘Ancient Greeks’. The unit looks at what life was like during Ancient Greeks. The children will explore the Greek religion and compare this to the Ancient Egyptians. In DT, the children will make pitta bread, which was a common food during this era. In addition, the children will use Paper Mache to construct their other Parthenon.

Spelling

Each week in class we look at a new spelling rule. The children have ten spellings to learn at home and there will be a spelling test each Monday using these words. The children will have weekly spelling homework which includes an activity linked to the spelling words and a handwriting task. Throughout the week at school, the children complete a SACAWAC sheet focusing on their spellings as well as tricky words that they will use throughout their writing. 

Homework

Below is a timetable of when homework is given out and expected back in. Please ensure your child has completed their homework within the given time.

Monday:

- Spelling test

- Homework due back

- New spelling rule taught in school & new spellings set (Class 11)

Tuesday:

- New spelling rule taught in school & new spellings set (Class 12)

Wednesday: 

- New homework set (MyMaths and Spelling task)

The Black Chamber:

Computing - Decode the text below (Hint: the first sentence includes the phrase 'Horrid Henry.'):

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ETLDAHN TDN YHA VHAHS AZ VTG EQF MZS YEZRAWLRAQDY.

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GZL KTD LRH GZLS DHBRVTVHS MZS MULMMGR KTA UQAAHS ASTG.

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Example to work through with the class (Crib: the first word is Henry):

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