Y5 Staff:

Miss Clowes 5C

Miss Martin - 5M

Mrs Dunsdon - 5/6D

 

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

 

Novel Study

One by one strange images flickered into life.  First, a scene of fearful chaos.  Then others, more luminous and eerie...

Young Tristan, a curious boy who rescues all sorts of objects from the rubbish dump, finds an old Viewmaster in its elaborate box, complete with a set of disks. He finds that these represent the ages of humankind, seen as a cyclical structure in which patterns of growth and decay are repeated.

Do you know what a Viewmaster is?  Would you be brave enough to look through it?  How do you think the story will end?

 

Autumn 1

As scientists we will be learning about Earth and Space.

Journey through space, the final frontier...

Navigate beyond the Sun; the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System!

Investigate the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth..

As Geographers we will be learning about Europe.

Do you know how many countries there are in Europe? Can you name them all?

We will delve deeper into different countries and lean more about their cultures, foods and lifestyles.

 

 

As Artists and Musicians we will be learning  about the artist Peter Thorpe and listening to Gustav Holst's 'The Planets'. 

Have a listen to the music below. What instruments can you hear?

 

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.