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 2 – The Industrial Revolution / Earth and Space
For our topic, the children will become historians and will look at what life was like during the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. They will find out how this period of history has influenced many of the manufacturing process today and how this has developed over the past few centuries.
In science we will be looking at Earth and Space. The children will be studying the phases of the moon and how the Earth’s orbit affects the weather. They will also be looking at the different planets, their sizes and their orbits around the sun. This will all be started with a trip to the Chichester Planetarium.
In maths, the children will be looking at multiplication and division, so it’s even more vital that they know their times tables so practise, practise, practise! The children will also be looking to consolidate their addition and subtraction skills using the formal written method – any practise they can get at home to apply this would only be a good thing!
In English the children will be developing their inference skills and using this to make predictions about characters and events. We will be studying Street Child and Millions as part of our learning
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
Tuesday 30th October – School Trip to Chichester Planetarium – Please make sure you have returned your permission slip
Friday 2nd November – Shakespeare Class Assembly – Parents invited!
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th November – Parents’ Evening
Thursday 8th November – School photos (individual)
Friday 9th November – Wear Blue Day
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