Welcome to Year 5
Morpurgo Class – Mrs Hanson
Shakespeare Class – Mrs Furber (Mon to Wed), Mrs Mansbridge (Thurs to Fri), and Miss Yates
Our topic this half term is Science and Geography related: Location! Location! Location! The children will be learning about different habitats and how animals are adapted to their environments, starting with our Hook Day at Marwell Zoo!
In Maths, the main focus will be geometry and measurement including: properties of shape, position and direction, converting units and volume. The children will practise their skills through fluency questions, which they will then apply to reasoning and problem-solving activities.
In English, Year 5 will be learning how to write up a balanced discussion, presenting two sides of an argument following a debate. This will link well to our Hook Day at Marwell Zoo and debating whether it is right for animals to be kept in zoos. In Guided Reading, the children will be looking at Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. They will continue to analyse features, developing their retrieval, prediction and inference skills and writing pieces based on the book.
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.
Swimming: Both classes will have swimming on a Friday.
Homework is due in: Morpurgo Class Thursday / Shakespeare Class Wednesday
5th June: Trip to Marwell Zoo
7th June: Milton Park DDay Street Party – dress up as soldiers and land girls. (No swimming this week)
14th June: Non-School Uniform – Wear pyjamas and bring in toiletries for the Summer Fayre
21st June: Sports Day (No swimming this week)
1st & 2nd July: Transition Days
8th-12th July: Arts Week
23rd July: Last day of school
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