Welcome to Year 5
Teacher : Miss Randles
TA: Mrs Phillips
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and welcome back!
I have been very impressed with how well Year 5 settled back into the school routine after such a long period of home learning. I can’t quite believe we are in our final term of Year 5!
As expected, there are a number of gaps in learning as a result of the government lockdowns and therefore our usual curriculum map may alter to fit the needs of the children. In Maths and English, we have spent some time working on some of the Year 4 learning as well as the Year 5 units. We will continue working with a combination of the two curriculums to ensure there is consolidation of learning.
For the summer term the curriculum is as follows:
English: We will be following the ‘Herts for Learning: Back on Track’ planning which covers a wide range of skills both from Y4 and Y5.
Maths: We will continue to follow the Herts essentials maths planning. Some of the units include; percentages, roman numerals, formal division and multiplication in complex problems, fractions, decimals, and percentages problem solving, reading timetables and calculating with time
Science: Forces, states of matter and digestion and teeth. Also as part of our science/PSHE, we will be covering work on Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).
Topic: Mountain Ranges (The Alpine Region) and
R.E: Christianity and Judaism
P.E: Swimming, Athletics and Rounder’s
Computing: Coding, e-safety, computing skills
PSHE: Money and work
SRE: Growing and changing, keeping safe,
Home work will be given out every Wednesday and handed back in on a Monday. There will be two pieces of homework usually one English and one Maths. Spelling tests and new spellings to learn will be set every Wednesday.
All children will read with an adult during their guided reading sessions once a week within small groups. In addition to this, children will be given a school book to read at home with an adult or older sibling. Reading records are checked every Monday and children are expected to read a minimum of three times a week at home where it is recorded and signed by the adult. If children have read three times they receive one merit point, if they have read five times they will receive five merit points.
We are hoping to go swimming on a Friday morning. Until this is definite, children will need PE kits on a Wednesday and a Friday. Our PE lessons will vary depending if we are able to proceed with swimming or not.
If we are able to go ahead with Swimming, PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Fridays.
Please make sure all PE kits (suitable for indoor and outdoor) are named and at school on these days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contacts me.
Year 5 Summer Timetable 2021
In Year 5 we learn to: