Welcome to Year 5!
We are very much looking forward to an amazing year ahead with our Year 5 cohort. We have plenty of fun and challenging topics, trips and activities to look forward to. We will continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work for maths and use the Hamilton Trust scheme of work in science.
Our topics this year are as follows:
Autumn: Who Let the God's Out (Ancient Greeks)
Spring: Stars and Stripes (North America / Space)
Summer: Arabian Nights
Science themes to be covered: Properties and changes of materials, Earth and Space, Forces, Animals including humans and Living things and their habitats.
We will continue to ask the children to come to school in their P.E kits on their designated days.
This will eliminate the need to share changing rooms.
English and Maths Homework is set on alternate weeks on a Friday. This needs to be returned to school on the following Thursday and will be placed inside each child’s homework folder which will remain in school.
Children are expected to read x3 times per week at home – and logged in their RED journal which will signed weekly in class. A signature will be required weekly to acknowledge that your child has completed independent reading.
'Who let the Gods out?'
We are so excited to be learning about the Greeks this term. We are reading and studying 'The Adventures of Odysseus' in English as part of our brilliant 'Who let the God's out?' topic. During the term we will explore the Ancient Greeks and the influence they have had on today's society.
In Science we explore through a variety of investigations and practical science lessons the Properties of Materials and Changes of Materials.
Keep an eye on MyEd and we will share with you many activities the children experience this term.
Whole Class Reading
Year 5 have been thoroughly enjoying delving deep into a range of texts during whole class reading. So far we have read:
We have used a range of guided reading tasks related to our reading dogs such as: Retrieval Rex, Vocabulary Victor, Prediction Pip, Summarising Sheba and Inference Iggy.
This term we have already learned about Properties and changes of materials. The children have been working scientifically to investigate which materials have the best properties for a task. We’ve looked at what makes the best materials for food preparation, packaging and keeping items hot to cold.
We have now moved on to our topic of changes in materials. Children have been planning their own investigations looking at soluble solutions and separating solutions. Most recently, Year 5 are enjoying investigating the question ‘Do all liquids make nails rust?’. Over a number of days, we’ve been observing different liquids and how they change an iron nail.
Anti-Bullying week 2021
To mark anti-bullying week 2021, Year 5 joined in with the 'One Kind Word' theme. We all chose our one kind word that would make a positive difference when said to someone. We were mindful to remember when we used or received one kind word and then recorded it on a sticky note for all to see.
There is a link to our weekly spellings at the bottom of our class page.
This document has lots of different fun ways to practice spellings. Lots of these we have already tried in classes, and lots are new! Please try to practice spellings, or the Year 5 'Common Exception Words' daily.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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