Y5 Staff:

Miss Clowes 5C

Miss Martin - 5M

Mrs Dunsdon - 5/6D

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs K.Cliff, Mrs B. Khan

 Novel Study

It’s 1922, just at the point when the world was poised waiting for news about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt, when Lil finds a mysterious package on her grandad’s doorstep, just as he’s struck down with a terrible illness.

The parcel was sent by a famous Egytologist who has just been found dead! Is the curse of Tutankhamun the cause? Lil decides, with the help of her new friends, Tulip and Oz, that the only way to help her grandad is to return the package to its rightful resting place in Egypt.

Autumn 2

As Scientists we will be learning all about Forces.

We will learn about what gravity is.  We will also learn about the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction.  By the end of the unit we will be able to recognise levers, pulleys and gears.  

As Geographers and Historians we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians.

Do you know where Egypt is?  Who is Howard Carter?  We will travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt.  Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.   We will unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. 

 

 

As Artists we will be looking at sculpting using clay.  We will be focussing on portraits and creating our own clay Egyptian masks.

 

The medium term plan for our current topic gives an overview of learning outcomes covered across the curriculum. We aim to teach as much of this as possible, however, there may be some days/weeks where time will be restricted due to other events happening in school. The activities planned aim to engage children and allow them to experience a broad and balanced curriculum alongside teaching skills linked to the foundation subjects (see wider curriculum pages for more information).

  Homework

We expect children to read at least 3x a week – please ensure your child brings their reading diary to school everyday as they will be checked each morning and any adult who reads with your child in school will record it in their reading diary. If your child has read at home and it is recorded and dated in their reading diary.

Look out for the weekly spellings sheet on a Friday – children will practise these at school and will need to hand their practice sheet in when they complete a spell check on a Thursday. Don't forget to access Spelling Shed as well to practice (see below)!

Practise times tables - we expect the children to be learning their times tables several times each week. Children need to know all of their multiplication and the related division facts up to 12 X 12 as they help unlock a lot of other learning in maths. Check your child's reading diary for their Times Table Rock Stars Log in (see link at the bottom of the page for the website) - will you get onto the leader board? If they play the 'garage' section of TT Rockstars then the times tables are set alongside the tables they are practising in school. 

Children can also choose to complete homework from our  homework menu. This is optional however, it will be enjoyable for the children and it will allow them to take their learning further and share it with you at home. Once any tasks have been completed please bring them into school and we will do our best to display as many of them as possible.

We would love to see how creative you can be and display your hard work for all to see.

PE

All of the Year 5 classes have PE sessions each week, one of which is likely to be with our sports coach; Mr Smith. The days which these lessons take place can change depending on the weather so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week. Please note that even during the winter we may deliver some PE sessions outside so it is important that children have all the kit listed below in school every day.

Indoor Kit =  plain white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers). No football shirts or strips please.

Outdoor Kit = plain tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for all weathers (trainers)

Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back.

  

USEFUL WEBSITES:

  

https://ttrockstars.com/

This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! All children will have their log ins given to them before the end of the first week back, just in case any have been lost!

 

https://play.spellingshed.com/#/login

All children have a log in for spelling shed. Every week, their assigned spelling rule and list will be put onto the website so your child can practice their allocated spellings. We encourage children to access this site at least once or twice a week, they also have an opportunity to practice on Spelling Shed once a week in school too. 

 

 

If your or your child are struggling to access any of these websites please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher who will be able to support you.