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 geography related: River Deep, Mountain High. The children will be learning about the water cycle and how the earth, rivers and mountains are formed through practical activities. Our topic will also link into our Art lessons this half term, focusing on water colour painting.
In Maths the main focus will be decimals and percentages including: decimals up to three decimal places, decimals and percentages as fractions, rounding, ordering and comparing. 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 writing reports in the form of information leaflets, developing their skills of comparing and contrasting. This will link well with our topic about rivers and mountains. They will also be researching poets, before reading, writing and performing their own poems. In Guided Reading, the children will continue to explore various texts and genres, analysing features and developing their retrieval, prediction and inference skills.
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
26th April: Year 5 start swimming lessons
3rd May: Blue Day – Children to bring in £1
6th May: Bank Holiday
20th May: School photographer in – Class photos
3rd June: Inset Day
5th June: Trip to Marwell Zoo
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