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  1. Our Children
  2. Year 5

Year 5

 

Teacher : Miss Jain

TA: Mrs Cole/Mrs Rawlings

 

News from Year 5 

 

Welcome to the Summer term! I can’t believe we are entering our final term this academic year. We have some interesting topics of learning that will be covered in the following weeks. Here is a brief overview:

English

We have been working hard to write a script for our short film. This opportunity has been amazing for the children and we look forward to filming in the next few weeks. Our following English unit will be a fictional unit based on Ancient Greek Myths.

Maths

After securing our learning on percentages we will be focussing on Geometry. Some of the topics we will cover will include angles, shapes and position and direction. We will then move on to statistics and end the year with some revision.

Science

We will be starting a unit titled ‘Animals Including Humans’ where we will learn about puberty, life expectancy and the gestation period. After half term we will focus on learning about Forces.

Other subjects

In Topic our focus for this term is Anglo-Saxons.. We will be learning about the history, buildings, popular traditions and many more. The children will have opportunities to test their creativity by creating Anglo-Saxon related art.

Homework

Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings, reading, maths and English. This will help to consolidate children’s learning. Homework is to be handed in on Monday and children will also have a spelling test on this day.

PE

Children will have PE on Thursday (Game On) and Fridays (Athletics). Please ensure your child has the correct kit.

 

If you have any questions, queries or would simply like to chat, please pop in and see me.

Thank you

Miss Jain

In Year 5 we learn to:

 

 

 

 

Reading

 

  • Summarise main points of an argument or discussion within their reading and make up own mind about issue/s.
  • Compare between two texts
  • Appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing.
  • Appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event.
  • Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.
  • Vary voice for direct or indirect speech.
  • Recognise clauses within sentences.
  • Explain how and why a writer has used clauses to add information to a sentence.
  • Use more than one source when carrying out research.
  • Create a set of notes to summarise what has been read.
  • Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson

 

 

 

Writing

 

  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise and detailed.
  • Use range of sentence openers – judging the impact or effect needed.
  • Begin to adapt sentence structure to text type.
  • Use pronouns to avoid repetition.
  • Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will).
  • Use the following to indicate parenthesis:
  • o   brackets

    o dashes

    o   comma

  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.
  • Use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g. she began to run).
  • Consistently organize into paragraphs.
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly).
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

  • Count forwards and backward with positive and negative numbers through zero.
  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with 3 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1,000.
  • Identify all multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs.
  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers.
  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1,000,000.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000.
  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to nearest whole number and 1 decimal place.
  • Add and subtract numbers with more than 4-digits using formal written method.
  • Use rounding to check answers.
  • Multiply  4-digits by 1-digit/ 2-digit
  • Divide up to 4-digits by 1-digit
  • Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Recognise and use thousandths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to another.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.
  • Identify and write equivalent fractions.
  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time.