Autumn Term 2
Welcome to the Year 5 class page!
We are looking forward to a great academic year with all our pupils and their parents.
Mrs Stimpson, Tamsin and Mrs Rigby (Class 5S)
Miss Falcon, Tamsin and Mrs Rigby (Class 5F)
Classroom doors will be open from 8:30am to allow a smooth transition into the classroom.
Classroom doors will close at 8:45am. Any arrivals after this time must go the office to get their mark.
School finishes at 3:15pm.
We will follow a ‘thematic approach’.
Topics that will be covered during the year:
All areas taught will be underpinned by the new curriculum.
In English we will be looking at a variety of stories from other cultures, including a study of the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and ‘Varjak Paw’ by S.F. Said. We then move on to look at non-fiction writing, including non-chronological reports and instructions.
Much of the first half term will focus on 'number' work. Areas covered will include: mental addition and subtraction strategies; written addition methods; written subtraction methods; written multiplication methods, and written division methods. The pupils will be taught how to apply these strategies to multi-step worded problems and to work by reasoning and systematically.
It is CRUCIAL that children have a thorough knowledge of all their times tables and can recall these number facts speedily and accurately. PLEASE learn any that you have not learnt already!! :-)
We will study a variety of religions, their customs and practices, around the themes of "Sharing and Being Generous" and "Caring for Others, Animals and the Environment." R.E is taught weekly by Mrs Murphy.
Our topic work this half term focuses on Space, and the complexities of the solar system.
"We are Game Developers": We will be designing characters and backgrounds for simple computer games, making use of 'Scratch'.
We will also make use of our computing skills for research and presentation.
‘E-Safety’ will underpin all work carried out.
Both Year 5 classes will be swimming every Thursday commencing the first Thursday back. Please ensure your child brings their full kit every week.
Our second PE slot is Monday morning. Please ensure your child has black jogging bottoms or shorts- this is a compulsory part of the school kit. During this half term the children will have chance to participate in both indoor and outdoor PE activities (Swimming and Hockey)
Children will both listen and respond to, and perform a variety of music; our first unit is a performing unit based on a simple recorder piece.
We will be looking at rules, democracy and ‘freedom of speech’.
Our first unit of work will be 'Me and My School' in which we will learn new vocabulary for classroom items and the names of school subjects in French.