Welcome to Year 5!
Mr Platon is the teacher in 5A.
Miss McMahon is the teacher in 5J.
Mrs Frost and Miss Watts are the Teaching Assistants who will be working within the year group.
In Maths, this term we will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division methods. We will continue with the Singapore Maths Method, using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach. The use of word problems will encourage your children to use high-order thinking techniques and applied skills in their work.
In English, as the class read texts, we will use the material to explore vocabulary, language, imagery and literary techniques. We look at the grammar used and they will use this as a prompt for their own creative writing later on. Some of the texts we will be looking at this term are ‘Holes’ and ‘Diver’s Daughter’. In the remainder of the year, children will be using these texts as an impetuous for their writing: ‘A Galaxy of her own’, ‘The Rain Player’, ‘Tales of the Plumed Serpent’, ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ and ‘The Dreadful Menace’.
In RE, we will be covering a different topic each half term, covering 'Beginning with God’ and ‘Advent to Christmas’, ‘Sacramental People’, Lent to Easter’, ‘Easter to Pentecost’ and ‘A Virtuous Life’
In History, this term, we will be studying the impact of the Tudors in Britain. We will also be learning about the Aztecs later in the year.
In Science, this term, we will be investigating ‘Materials’. Other topics that children will be studying are: ‘Earth and Beyond’, ‘Feel the Force’, ‘Animal life Cycles’ and ‘Reproduction in plants and animals’
Please ensure that your child has been sent with their PE kits. PE will be taught on Thursdays and in the first half-term on Friday.
We encourage the children to read daily and take some responsibility for commenting on what they have read in their reading records but do ask that you sign it every night. Please listen to your child read as well as reading to your child. It is important to discuss the books they are reading by asking relevant questions. The children will be expected to bring in their reading records once a week. The day your child brings in their reading record will be informed to them.
The children will have an opportunity to go to the school library. 5A will go to the library on Tuesday and 5J on Monday.
Each week, the children will receive either maths or English homework. Occasionally, the homework may relate to 'Topic' or R.E. work we are covering. Alongside this, there will be weekly spellings and times tables to learn using 'Times Tables Rockstars' so that the children can consolidate their times tables knowledge to support their mathematics knowledge. Your child has been given their login details.
Homework will be set on Microsoft Teams on Friday after school. The homework is expected to be handed in by Tuesday by 4pm by uploading it on Teams via the 'Assignment' task and not by their private channel. Spellings will also be given and your child will be tested on following Friday.
Miss McMahon and Mr Platon