Welcome to Year 5
Teacher : Miss Randles
TA: Mrs Phillips
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and happy new year! Our first term has been a fantastic one and I hope this continues through 2020.
For the first half of the term our topic is ‘Changes to our local environment’ where we will look at the different regions of the UK and discover how some of these areas have changed over time. After February half term our focus will be ‘a study on the Alpine region’ where we will look into how the Alps were formed and homes adapt to the climate.
The rest of the curriculum for the spring term is as follows:
English: Our first unit is looking at narrative poetry focusing in depth the work of Michael Rosen and Charles Causley. ‘Oranges in no man’s land’ by Elizabeth Laird is our fiction focus in the second part of the term.
Maths: We are continuing to follow the Herts Essentials maths planning. Throughout the term we will be covering fractions, measure, percentages and shape.
Science: Properties and changes of materials.
R.E: Christianity and Judaism.
Computing: Coding and computing skills.
Music: Year 5 will continue with their ukulele lessons until February half term.
P.E: Year 5 will have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on both of these days.
Home work is set every Thursday to be handed back in on a Monday morning along with their signed reading records. This will consist of two pieces; most often one English and one Maths.
Spelling tests will be every Wednesday this term.
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 as 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.
It is the children’s responsibility to ensure their book is changed. The children have the opportunity to do so every day during early morning work, guided reading and break time.
A library book will also be taken home which they may swap in the key stage 2 library at any point during the week.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss Randles and Mrs Phillips
Year 5 Spring Overview
In Year 5 we learn to: