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Welcome to Year 5

For this academic year the  teaching team are:

Mrs L. Newton 

Mrs S. Burt

Miss K. Knowles

Year 5 Topic for this half term:

Spring Term 2: The Ancient Egyptians

Properties of materials

Las Vegas

 

 Trips- To enhance the children's knowledge and understanding of  science, maths, engineering and  technology, the children will have an exciting day out at the STEM fair at the CEMAST college in Fareham. The children will have the opportunity to experience hands-on experiments and to  inspire children about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

 Science: In science we will be learning about reversible and irreversible changes through knowledge and understanding and practical experiments.

 

English - Our main focus throughout the year will be preparing the children to write for sustained periods of time in preparation for Year 6. We will closely examine how texts are linked together and practise adding cohesive devices to ensure our writing flows. We will write for a variety of audiences and use an array of IT devices and apps to publish our work. The children will be introduced to more complex punctuation and grammar and we will practise this within our units of work.  

Guided Reading - our Guided Reading sessions will be a mixture of whole class and small group reading and comprehension activities.

Reading Challenge- our reading challenge is designed to encourage children to read texts across a range of genres and to maintain a love of reading. The children will complete a comprehension activity after they have read the chosen text.

Spellings - Children will be given weekly spellings, which will be practised every day in school. Our focus for this term will be prefixes, suffixes, and homophones.

Maths - Our main focus in maths this year will be securing written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and applying this to solve problems. We will spend a large portion of time looking at fractions and decimals and their percentage equivalents. For this, a secure knowledge of times tables is essential and we will undertake daily tasks to ensure fluency and speed in the recalling of times table facts.

Homework - Will be a mixture of longer curriculum based topic tasks and weekly English and maths tasks. More information on homework to follow.

PE - PE will take place on Monday and Thursday but please ensure that PE kits are in school for the week.

 If you have any worries or questions please speak to a member of the Year 5 team.