Welcome to Year 5
Miss Pearson, Mrs Sharman and Miss Ayley
In English, we will be exploring the book ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling. We will be discussing extracts, role playing scenes, creating concept maps, forming opinions and points of view, making character descriptions and planning and writing our own stories.
During the Autumn term, we will also be writing biographies and auto biographies, as well as studying instructions and explanations.
Below, I have provided a summary of the 7 units of maths we will be studying this half-term:
Unit 1: Week 1: Number – Number and place value
Unit 1: Week 2: Number – Addition and subtraction
Unit 1: Week 3: Geometry – Properties of shapes
Unit 2: Week 1: Number – Multiplication and division
Unit 2: Week 2: Number – Fractions
Unit 2: Week 3: Geometry – Position and direction
Unit 3: Week 1: Number – Addition and subtraction
A useful website to practice times tables: http://www.timestables.me.uk.
This half-term, we will be studying Creation in R.E. Pupils will examine different versions of the Creation story, looking for similarities and differences, as well learning how they have been made in the likeness of God.
In Science we will be learning about Earth and Space. During this topic, we will be explaining why we know the Sun, Earth and Moon are spherical, learning the names of the plants in our solar system (as well as describing them) and examining why the sun appears to move and the arguments for the Earth’s rotation.
This half-term, we are studying ‘Ancient Greece’ in history. We will be exploring exactly who were the Ancient Greeks and why they are so well known, how the ruling systems in Ancient Greece changed, understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources, how to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create our own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses of the Battle of Marathon.
Pupils will continue to return home each day with a reading book which must be read every school night. This needs to be signed by a parent or guardian to show you have read.
Occasionally, a book review will need to be completed so that we can ensure and your child can fully show their comprehension of the text they are reading.