Welcome to Year Five
Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Vaughan help the children in Year 5 with their learning.
This term's Topic is
What is the topic for this half term?
This half term our topic has a History focus and we will be studying Ancient Greece.
We will start our topic by seeing what we can learn from images of ancient Greek artefacts and plotting events on a timeline. We will research the different Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece.
Did you know that our system of democracy originated in the Greek city state of Athens? We will be deciding whether we would rather have lived in Athens or Sparta!
We will read the story of the Trojan Horse and do some drama activities based on it.
Our Art skills will be on show again as we make clay pots in a Greek style and finally we will use our computing skills to produce powerpoints about life in Ancient Greece.
What else will the children be learning?
This half term in maths, we will be focusing on revising number work, multiplication and division, percentages, 3D shapes and solving problems involving units of measure.
In our English lessons this half term, we will read Theseus and the Minotaur. We will write newspaper reports based on the events in the story and we will write our own Greek Myths!
Our PSHE theme is relationships
Our Science topic is Earth and Space
In RE our topic is The Kingdom of God
In French we will be learning about school and school subjects and shopping for food
We are so lucky to have specialist teachers who come into school to share their skills and help our learning. Monday is Chess with Mr Hardy and on Wednesday we have our Music lesson with Mr Partington.
There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday. The standard of the children's work and their creativity continues to amaze us every week! Thank you so much for all your support with this!
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 logins in their homework diaries. For those children who are unable to log in at home, there will be access available at lunchtimes.
All children also have a short Maths rapid recall challenge which needs to be practised at home. This will be sent home on Wednesdays or Thursdays and the children will be tested the following Tuesday.
Similarly, they will also have a weekly spelling test, which will be on a Monday. The spellings the children will be asked to practice each week will be a mixture of new year 5 spelling words, spellings from the KS2 spelling list and their own personal spellings. We are going to ask them to identify a few words each week from their work that they have got wrong.
We also expect that the children will be spending time each day reading!
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