Welcome to Year Five

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a wonderful break. In year 5, the children will have the benefit of two teachers: Mrs Farnworth on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Bundy on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs Vaughan, year 5’s teaching assistant works with the class all week.

 

This term's Topic is

"Smashing Saxons and Victorious Vikings"

What is the topic for this half term?

 This half term we are going back in time to Anglo Saxon and Viking times. We will be looking at all aspects of life - the invasion of the Vikings and their impact on the Saxon way of life, important people in history such as Alfred the Great, the way they lived, their beliefs and how we know all this.

What will the children be learning?

This half term in maths, we will be looking at multiplying by powers of 10 and applying it to converting measurements, written methods for addition and subtraction, rounding, shape and fractions.

As usual, we are going to be extending our topic work into our English lessons, as we start with some narrative writing based on a short film called The Dragon Slayer. Building on our poor Dragon Slayer, we will be helping him to write some instructions as well.

In Science, we will be continuing our work on Forces as we look at gravity and buoyancy.

We are very lucky to have a chess specialist who will be coming in to teach us chess on Monday afternoons as well.

Madame Schofield will continue working with us in French and building up our vocabulary. We are also starting to write more sentences in French and recognise more written words.

Important Dates

 

Class 5 assembly - Christmas - Friday 15th December

 

Homework

There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday.

As well as a learning log, we expect the children to do at least 15 minutes per week on IXL. All children have got their own log ins in their homework diaries. For those children who are unable to log in at home, there will be access available at lunchtimes.

We also expect that the children will be spending a few minutes each day on practising times tables, spellings and reading their school reading book. The children will be tested on their times tables every Monday so please help them to learn the set that they are working on.

Similarly they will have a weekly spelling test (see their homework diary for which day your child will be tested)

We will be checking the children’s homework diaries regularly so may we ask that you please initial all completed homework for your child.

 

Things to bring to school

Every day: PE kit, homework diary and reading book, homework folder

Wednesday – learning log

 

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