Year 5

Welcome back Year 5 – Term 1

Sow, Grow and Farm

It is a pleasure to be back in the classroom with the children this term and I am really excited to be starting the year with my new class of Y5 pupils.

At the beginning of this term we will be settling back in and getting used to the new routines. We will also be working to get back on track with our academic learning. Our topic this term is Sow, Grow Farm and this is about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world.

The book we will be reading as a class this term is the classic ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett and I look forward to sharing this with the children. 

English

Writing:

In the first half of the term we will be working towards writing a non-chronological report on Allotments and then we will move on to writing a narrative based on our reading of the ‘Secret Garden’. We will also be working on elements of Year 5 grammar and sentence writing skills.

Reading:

The children will all be given an independent reading book to bring home. Please can you listen to them read at least 5 times a week and sign their books.

Handwriting:

We are starting a new scheme of learning called Letterjoin to help the children to improve their handwriting skills. You will be able to log on to this program at home to support their learning and instructions of how to login will be sent home with the children shortly.

Spellings:

The children will receive a set of spellings to learn each week and they will be tested on them on a Friday. The will bring a sheet home each week with their spellings on. Please help your child to practice and learn their spellings at home.

Maths

As normal we will be following the White Rose syllabus and this term we will be focusing on place value and refreshing and revising the core skills. The children will also be working on their times tables to ensure that they know them all and they will have a times tables test each week on a Wednesday as shown in the table below. Please support them in learning their tables each week at home in preparation for the test. You can practice them online at this website:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Date

Times table to be tested

9th September 2020

3 times table

16th September 2020

4 times table

23rd September 2020

6 times table

30th September 2020

7 times table

7th October 2020

8 times table

14th October 2020

9 times table

21st October 2020

12 times table

Science

We will be taking our study of animals, including humans this term and concentrating in particular on the life cycles of animals and plants.

History

We will be looking at the history of local farming and settlement in our local area. If you or your family have any information on the history of farming in and around Spalding then please ask your child to bring it to school to share with the rest of the class. 

Geography

We will be learning about local and word wide farming as well as revising our knowledge of map reading and the compass points. 

PE

PE will be on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit every Friday. They will wear their PE kit all day. 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned to school completed by the following Thursday. It will be either maths or English based and it is important that every child completes it because it is set to support their learning in class. 

Things to remember:

  •          Times table test every Wednesday
  •          Spelling test every Friday
  •          Homework is given out and taken home every Friday to be given back on each Thursday
  •          Children must come to school in their PE kits every Friday
  •          Please listen to your child read their independent reading book at least 5 times a week 

Please let me know if you have any questions, Mrs Pang.