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Year 5 – 5AC & 5AW (Sept 2018)

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful summer holiday and that the children have already begun to tell you some of the great things we have planned to do this term. We’re really looking forward to meeting you all and will hopefully do so over the next couple of weeks.

Within this curriculum letter, you will find an overview of the things that we will be covering in our learning this term. We hope that you find this informative.

Walking Home

When children enter Year 5, many parents decide to allow their child to walk home by themselves. If you wish to do so, please inform your child’s class teacher in writing. If we do not receive permission in writing, we will not allow your child to leave the school premises without an appropriate adult.

Physical Education and Games

In year 5, our PE day is on Monday and the children will need to come to school in their appropriate PE kits and will stay in their kit for the day. For indoor PE, the children need black shorts and a plain white t shirt. In the colder weather, dark coloured plain tracksuits/jogging bottoms are suitable for outdoor games and appropriate footwear is essential. These can be worn over the top of their shorts on the way to school when the children are having indoor PE.

On alternative Fridays, the children will participate in swimming sessions. The children will need to ensure they have a towel and a suitable swimming costume on the day they go swimming. It is also requested that girls wear a swimming cap. Please also note that if a boy wears long ‘Bermuda’ style baggy shorts the swimming teachers will not allow them to take part due to health and safety so it is suggested that boys wear swimming trunks.

Please make sure that children do not wear jewellery to school, earrings are removed and long hair is tied back on these days.

Reading and Library

Year 5 is having a big focus on reading this term. Children are expected to read with an adult for 15 minutes at least 4 times a week. This needs to be evidenced in their reading records with a comment from you. You do not need to wait until a book has been finished before you write a comment. Please comment every time you hear your child read, however many pages this may be, so we can keep a record of how often your child is reading. We expect children to have their reading book in school every day. In addition to a reading book, children will have the opportunity to visit the school library once a week to select a book of their own choice. We would like to remind you a fee will need to be paid to replace any lost books.

Your child will also have a Bug Club password and have books allocated for them to read.

Learning Logs

As your child enters year 5, expectations will be raised. The format of your child’s home learning will be different to what they have been used to previously. As well as the usual Learning log, they will also be set Maths homework and weekly spellings. Learning Log homework will begin on Friday 14th September.

Learning logs will be sent out on Friday and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. There will only be one learning log objective based on the topic that children have been learning that week. However, as part of the task, there will be an English focus, which will depend on your child’s set.

Maths homework will be set by your child’s set teacher and will vary amongst classes and groups. The homework set will reinforce work which the children have been working on that particular week. It is important that children practise their times tables as an ongoing task. This is an important skill they need to have as so much of their mathematical learning in years 5 is based upon these.

Spellings will be set on a Friday to be returned and tested the following Friday. As well as practising each spelling on a daily basis, children will need to write sentences to demonstrate their understanding of each word.

All of the tasks set are very important in bridging relationships between home and school. They are designed to build on the skills and knowledge that they have been developing not only throughout each week but throughout the school year. If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.

A homework timetable will shortly be sent out to you.

Snacks

As in all key stage 2 classes, children will have the opportunity to have a healthy morning snack. As a school, we endeavour to promote healthy lifestyles so we ask that children bring in a piece of fresh fruit, vegetables, some dried fruit or a cereal bar as their snack choice. Please do not send any snacks which contain nuts as we have some children in this year group who have a sever allergy to them.

School Visits

During this term we will be visiting Dell Farm to take part in a fun and engaging day based on our topic of Anglo-Saxons and there is also a trip to see a pantomime during December. More information about these visits will be sent out to you in due course.

Medical

If your child requires an inhaler, insulin or an Epipen please could you ensure that these are in school and are in date. If your child has any new medical conditions (including allergies) then please contact the school office to inform them of any treatment or medicine that is required.

Prince William Award

The year group will continue to take part in this exciting award on alternate Fridays. On this day they will be required to wear their Prince William uniform which school will provide for them.

Year 5 Parent meeting

During this half term, we will be holding a meeting for parents with children in Year 5. During this meeting we will explain the expectations of the year 5 curriculum and ways that you can support your child at home. A date will be set soon and you will be notified shortly. We look forward to seeing you there.

Curriculum

Subject

Overview

English, Reading comprehension, spelling and grammar

In English, this term we will be looking at the following genres of writing; narrative, recounts, character descriptions and development and letter writing. We will also be completing a unit of work based on a novel each half term.

In Reading Comprehension, we will be focussing on the skills of inference and deduction as well as increasing our vocabulary by looking at a wide range of texts.

In Spelling, we will be focussing on specific spelling patterns as well as looking at suffixes and how they change the root word.

In Grammar, we will be looking at improving our sentences to make them more detailed, developing the use of different conjunctions and adding adverbials. We will be building our understanding of more complex sentences as well.

Mathematics

In Maths, there will a focus on securing the mental and written methods for the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then look at applying this knowledge to help us solve word problems involving two or more steps. We will also continue to develop their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages in some sets. Aside from numbers, we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes, identifying their properties and working up to find missing lengths and angles. We will also continue to develop understanding of measures such as time and length.

Science

In Science, we will begin the year by investigating a selection of innovative and ground breaking scientists. After half term we will be developing our understanding of what forces are and how they affect us in our everyday life, especially gravity, friction, air resistance and up thrust.

Topic

Our topic for this term is the Anglo Saxons. This topic will include learning throughout different areas of the curriculum including History, Geography, Art and Design and Technology. We will start by finding out about the geography and landscape of the United Kingdom and Great Britain and making comparisons between the UK now and in Anglo Saxon times. There will be a focus on natural features and the importance that they play, the geography of counties, cities and towns and linking these to the history of Britain. We will be investigating invasions of Britain, settlements, beliefs and cultures, as well as Anglo Saxon stories, art, technology and famous monarch. Design Technology will be linked to our work in History on the Anglo- Saxons. Children will work creatively to replicate Anglo Saxon artefacts and create models of what a typical settlement may look like.

PE

In P.E we will be concentrating on team sports. Children will be developing new skills in football. Indoor P.E this term will be dance.

PSHE

In PSHE, we will focussing on new beginnings where the children will be thinking about, discussing and generating ideas about how to manage in new situations, as well as feeling valued as part of our school community. We will be finding out more about growth mind set and how this can help us to become better learners. Children will be discussing the value of friendship and team work, where children will work together, using cooperation and communication skills to be successful in a range of tasks.

Religious Education

This term will be learning about a range or inspirational leaders and what it means to be a good leader. We will also be looking at who inspires us.

Music

In music this term we will be exploring rhythm and pulse as well as exploring rounds.

French

In French, we will be learning the days of the week, months, times of day, the date and weather, seasons, hobbies as well as revision of numbers and colours.

 

Your support is much appreciated and please remember that you can make an appointment with us should you have any questions or concerns that you wish to discuss.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr. A. Cox Mrs A. Wyatt Miss V. Filmer

 

 

 

 

Mr D. Salisbury Mrs H. Culley
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Saxon Day

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Welcome to Year 5

 

Our Team

We have two classes in year 5:

5BP: Mrs Billington and Mrs Peters & 5AW: Mrs Wyatt

Support staff: Ms Pearce, Miss Filmer, Miss Ellis and Mrs Rubina

 

For English and Maths we are also joined by Mr Salisbury and Mrs Culley.

 

Main Topics for the year

We try to create an interesting and immersive curriculum where our topics and core subjects are linked in an overarching theme each term. We use most curriculum lessons to further develop children’s understanding and enjoyment of these topics throughout the term.

 

 

Autumn Term

Anglo-Saxons

 

 

Spring Term

Earth and Beyond

Children in World War II

 

Summer Term

The Great, The Bold

and The Brave

 

Starting in Spring Term, Mr Cowburn will be returning to continue the fantastic music lessons that the children have had with him in previous years.

 

Schools Visits

Year 5 have a visit to Dell Farm in November to experience an Anglo-Saxon themed day, linking to our Autumn term topic.

 

In the Spring term, we learn all about space. We visit the National Space centre in Leicester to help consolidate learning and bring the topic to life. There will also be a residential visit to Dell Farm at some point this term.

 

In the Summer term, we return to Dell Farm, to complete scientific experiments linked to our science lessons and take part in outdoor adventurous activities.

 

 

Behaviour and expectations

In Year 5, we have high expectations of our children. We promote the school’s values and encourage children to think in a growth mind set.

 

 

Reading and Library

Children are expected to read with an adult for 20 minutes at least 3 times a week. This needs to be evidenced in their reading records with a comment from you. You do not need to wait until a book has been finished before you write a comment. Please comment every time you hear your child read, however many pages this may be, so we can keep a record of how often your child is reading.

We expect children to have their reading book in school every day.

 

In addition to a reading book, children will have the opportunity to visit the school library on a weekly basis to select a book of their own choice. Our library day is Wednesday.

 

 

 

Physical Education and Games

Our PE days are on Monday and Friday.

For both sessions the children will need their PE kits:

  • a plain white t shirt

  • black shorts

  • dark coloured plain tracksuits/jogging bottoms

  • plimsols for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE.

Please make sure that children do not wear jewellery to school, earrings are removed and long hair is tied back on these days.

 

 

Homework

  • Learning logs will be sent out on Friday and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. There will only be one learning log objective based on the topic that children have been learning that week. However there will be an English focus, which will depend on your child’s set.

  • Maths homework will be set by your child’s set teacher and will vary amongst groups. The homework set will reinforce work which the children have been working on that particular week. It is important that children practise their times tables as an ongoing task as this is an important skill they need to have as so much of their mathematical learning in Year 5 is based upon these.

 

Autumn 2017

The Saxons charge!!

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How the Saxons lost the Battle of Hastings, they broke their shield wall and ran after the Normans.

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Saxon Day

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Welcome to Year 5 Class!

 

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