Welcome to Year 5
Morpurgo Class – Mrs Hanson and Mrs Thomas
Shakespeare Class – Mrs Furber (Monday to Wednesday), Mr Branscombe (Thursday to Friday), Miss Yates and Mrs Wake
Autumn 1 – The Ancient Greeks
For our topic, the children will become historians and will look at what life was like for the Ancient Greeks. They will find out how this civilization has influenced life today, including democracy and the Olympic Games. The children will have the chance to share their work with parents during our “Greek Day” so please come along and join us if you can. There may even be some food for you to taste!
In addition to learning about the Ancient Greeks, the children will continue to develop their gym and dance skills in PE, look at the concept of faith across a number of religions and continue to develop their French speaking skills.
In science we will be looking at the changes of state and which are reversible and irreversible. The children will have the chance to develop their investigative skills through testing out different hypotheses.
In maths, the children will be looking at place value with numbers up to and including one million, developing their skills across the 4 operations and will begin to look at area and perimeter. It is vital that the children know their times tables so practise, practise, practise!
In English the children will be developing their inference skills and using this to make predictions about characters and events. We will be studying The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams as well as The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo. When writing, the children will be improving their use of punctuation, including colons and semi-colons across a range of writing genres.
Each half term the children will receive a “menu” outlining the different options they have for homework. They do not have to complete every task on the sheet, but we recommend that they do all of the “must” activities and at least one of the “could” and “should” activities. The government recommendation for the amount of time a year 5 child should spend on homework is 30 minutes per school day (2 and a half hours per week). Please click on the link below to access the menu for this half term.
PE Days: Both classes will have PE on a Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday 5th September – Children return to school for their first day in year 5
Tuesday 11th September – Meet the teachers – details to follow
Friday 19th October – Greek Day (Parents invited and a dress up day – information to be sent home with the children)
Tuesday 30th October – School Trip to Chichester Planetarium – Please make sure you have returned your permission slip
Information from the “Meet the Teacher” Event
Read with / to your child at least 4 times a week
Spellings – See the link above the for Y5/6 statutory spelling list
Practise their times tables with them
Talk to them (modelling standard English) and ask them about their day!
Make sure they eat healthily and have a good night’s sleep so that they are ready for their learning