Teacher : Miss Randles
TA: Mrs Phillips
Welcome to Year 5
Hello and welcome to year 5!
I hope you have all had a fantastic summer break and are ready for your first term in year 5. I am really looking forward to my first year as a teacher at Monksmead School and getting to know the class.
For the autumn term the curriculum is as follows:
English: Our first focus is on poetry (performance)
Maths: We are continuing to follow the Herts Essentials maths planning. Our first unit includes place value, negative numbers, multiplication, division, subtraction and addition before finishing with fractions.
Science: For the first half term we will be looking into living things and their habitats to then look into animals including humans.
Topic: Our topic for this half term is The Anglo Saxons before moving onto to The Vikings after October half term.
R.E: Christianity and Judaism
P.E: PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday mornings (swimming) and Friday afternoons (Coach Graham). Please make sure all PE kits are named and at school on these days.
Computing: Coding and computing skills
Home work will be given out every Thursday 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 Thursday.
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.
A library book will also be taken home which they may swap in the key stage 2 library at any point during the week.
Girls need to wear a one piece swimming costumes and boys to wear swimming trunks. Goggles are allowed to be worn for swimming lessons.
If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss Randles and Mrs Phillips
Year 5 Autumn Overview
In Year 5 we learn to: