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Welcome back! - Autumn 1

Topic: Who won The English Civil War? (History)

Can you feel the force? (Science)

In our topic this term will be developing our understanding of English history and the birth of the modern British Parliament! In science we will be investigating forces and will be researching the life and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton.

Reading and Writing:

In literacy, we will be studying story writing using the book: ‘Stig of The Dump’. We will be developing how we describe settings and characters. We will also be focusing on grammar. This half term we will be looking at word classes (nouns, adjectives, verbs etc.) and how to effectively use commas to clarify meaning. Guided reading will take place on Monday for all groups. Home reading books and library books will be changed weekly. We ask that, in year 5, children are reading most nights. This could be a novel, comic, newspaper or their school reading book. In our reading, we will be focussing on finding information in a text:

Maths:

In maths, we will be learning:

  • Place value up to 1,000,000
  • Fractions of amounts and shapes
  • Factors/ multiples/ prime numbers
  • Multiplication and division using formal written methods
  • Addition and subtraction of numbers up to 4 digits [including formal written methods]

    Homework:

    Homework plays an important part in learning in Year 5. Maths and literacy homework will be given on Tuesday and Wednesday for the following Monday. Additional topic/science homework may also be given. It is very important that all homework is completed on time and to the same standard that we expect in school, in order to make it worthwhile. We value your support with this. I will check if homework is completed and if your child is late handing it in (without a note) their rainbow badges will be taken until it is completed and handed in.

    Spellings:

    Spellings will be given on Friday to be learnt for the following Friday. It is crucial your child learns their spellings as their ability to spell is a crucial aspect of effective written English

    PE:

    PE will be on a Tuesday / Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps). This term, as the weather may get cold, children can bring in an outdoor PE kit which consists of track suit bottoms and trainers. Please note: They will ONLY be allowed to wear this if they are going outdoors, which may not be every week, so they MUST also have their indoor PE kit in school AT ALL TIMES.

    Our Class Golden Rules:

  1. We will do as our teachers tell us.
  2. We will not hurt anyone by anything we say or do.
  3. We will take care of other people’s things.

 

Thank you for your help and support.

Mrs Thornton

 

Please see website for diary dates and events and more information on the curriculum and what the children have been up to: http://www.stannesrc.oldham.sch.uk/

Autumn 2!

RE: Baptism and Conformation; belonging to God.

In this unit, we will learn about the Ten Commandments, understand why God gave them us and the importance of rules. We will also reflect on the birth of Jesus and understand that God sent him into the world because he loves us.

Topic: What’s so special about the USA? (Geography)

Do all animals and plants come from an egg? (Science)

This half term we will be studying the USA. We will use atlases to locate the USA (and other countries) on a map, investigate the physical and human characteristics of the USA and learn what life is like in the USA.

In science we will be looking at living things and their habitats; in particular, the life cycles of different living things.

English:

In English, we will be studying ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. In our writing we will be applying features of non-chronological reports, diary entries, developing scenes and writing an alternative ending.

Reading:

Guided reading will take place on Monday for all groups.

It is very important your child is heard to read at home every night and their diary must be signed. This could be a novel, comic, newspaper or their school reading book. On Monday, I will check that children’s homework diaries have been signed by an adult.

Home reading books and library books will be changed on a daily basis.

Maths:

In maths, we will be studying:

  • Mental multiplication
  • Written multiplication
  • Mental division
  • Written division
  • Coordinates (plotting, translating)
  • Shape (symmetry, comparing and classifying, )

 

Homework

Homework plays an important part in learning in Year 5.

Maths and English homework will be given on Tuesday for the following Monday.

Additional topic/science homework may also be given.

It is very important that all homework is completed on time and to the same standard that we expect in school, in order to make it worthwhile. We value your support with this. I will check if homework is completed and if your child is late handing it in (without a note) their rainbow badges will be taken until it is completed and handed in.

 

Spellings:

Spellings will be given on a Friday to be learnt for the following Friday. It is crucial your child learns their spellings as it accounts for 20% of their SPAG SATS test in year 6.

 

PE

PE is on Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps). This term, as the weather may get cold, children can bring in an outdoor PE kit which consists of track suit bottoms and trainers. Please note: They will ONLY be allowed to wear this if they are going outdoors, which may not be every week, so they MUST also have their indoor PE kit in school AT ALL TIMES.

 

Thank you for your help and support.      

Mrs Thornton [Year 5 Teacher]

Please see website for diary dates and events and more information on the curriculum and what the children have been up to: http://www.stannesrc.oldham.sch.uk/