A very warm welcome to Year 5 and welcome back to all the children who are now in year 5! I am excited for the year ahead; we have a lot to look forward to.
Adults in the classroom
Topics: This year, we will study the Anglo Saxons and the Viking invasion, the Tudors, Earth and Space, Forces, Animals including humans, Properties of Materials, Rivers and Recycling.
We will be covering a range of books throughout the year. The books are: There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sacher, The Viewer by Shaun Tan and Gary Crew, River Story by Meredith Hooper, Cosmic Disco by Grace Nichols, Flush by Carl Hiaasen, Treason by Berlie Doherty and The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. Alongside studying these books, we will be developing our knowledge of grammar with a specific focus on word classes and relative clauses. We will also develop our knowledge of punctuation such as commas, brackets and dashes. Furthermore, throughout the year, we will widen the range of spellings we know by looking at spelling patterns and structures and we will also practise our handwriting.
N.B. please do not read our core books to your child as we structure our English lessons in a way that we will read a section at a time.
This year, we will be covering place value of numbers up to 1 million. We will learn to round, compare and order these numbers. We will then cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using mental methods and column methods/bus stop. We will look at geometry (naming properties of 2D and 3D shapes and finding angles). Additionally, we will learn about fractions. Specifically, we will be finding equivalent fractions, ordering them, looking at mixed numbers and improper fractions, adding and subtracting them and knowing the decimal and percentage equivalents. We will also explore decimal numbers e.g. how to round them and order them. Furthermore, we will look at statistics such as reading graphs and interpreting information in tables.
To support your child, please support and encourage them to learn all times tables up to 12 x 12. You could help them develop their knowledge of number further by discussing and exploring factors, multiples and prime numbers. Regular practice of telling the time both digitally and in analogue is very helpful. Finally, any hands on maths such as measuring and weighing would be hugely beneficial.
At St Peter’s, the PE kit is a plain white or green t-shirt with either a pair of black or green shorts. In the winter, the children are more than welcome to wear a pair of plain black or green jogging bottoms and a jumper. Please ensure the clothing is loose and the children can move freely. They should not include large logos. Football kits cannot be worn. PE will take place on Wednesdays - this will usually be outdoor PE - and on Thursdays - which will usually be indoor PE.
Homework will go home on a Friday and return the following Wednesday. The homework may include a bit of writing, time tables practice, arithmetic, reading, spelling and occasionally an activity linked to the class topic.
Please be prompt.
Children are expected to read at home with you every night. Please let us know how this is going by filling in their reading journals.
PE kits must come into school every Monday.
Homework is expected in on Wednesdays.
Every child needs a water bottle with a sports cap – children will only be allowed WATER in class.
We will have fruit time each day after play and children will have need to bring in a piece of fruit.