Hello and welcome to Year 5.
For this academic year the teaching team are:
Mrs Chance and Mr Boxall and we will be supported by Miss Lockton.Mrs Chance will work every morning and teach Maths and English and Mr Boxall will work every afternoon teaching the wider curiculum.
English - We will start the half term off by looking at halloween based poetry. Children will explore poetic devices such as alliteration, onomatopeia, similes, metaphors and personification. They will look at high quality examples, then have a go at writing their own.
Maths - This half term we will look at the formal methods for short division and short and long multiplication. We will practise calculations to improve our speed and accuracy. Children will also solve rich mathematical tasks to help develop problem solving skills. We will then look at the relationship between decimals, fractions and percentages.
Our wider topic will be the Circus and Europe. Geography, Computing, Art, Music and French will all be explored through this topic. We have a Circus day planned for the end of January to culminate our topic.
For further information about the Year 5 curriculum, please click here.
Spellings are handed out on Mondays and tested on Fridays. Children have time to practise in class and they can bring a copy home to practise if they wish. Homework will be a mixture of longer topic based projects and weekly Maths and English tasks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In the Autmumn term our topic was Space. We had a great time at the Novium Museum and South Downs Planetarium. Take a look at our slideshow:
Year 5 Team