Autumn Term 1
Welcome to Year 5!
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)
Guru Nanak Temple Trip
Year 5 will be visiting Soho Road Gurdwara as part of our learning about Diwali.
This trip will take place on Monday 16th October. If we have any parents who'd like to join us, please speak to your child's class teacher.
Year 5 Diwali Assembly
Thursday 19th October at 9.00 a.m. Junior Hall
Please do join us for what is always a highlight at St. Peter's.
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: reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers; place value, including decimal numbers; mental addition and subtraction strategies; written addition methods; written subtraction methods and calculations involving money. We will also revise and extend work on 'time'.
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." We will also be getting ready for the Year 5 Diwali assembly.
Our topic work this half term focuses on Tudor Life, and as such has a strong focus on History. However, work will also very much be 'cross-curricular'. For example we will be learning some 'Tudor Dance' moves!
"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 on Friday afternoon. 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. Indoor P.E. will be a mixture of gymnastics (floor work) and dance. Outdoor P.E. will be a mixture of hockey, netball and football.
Children will both listen and respond to, and perform a variety of music; lessons will be linked into the topics we are working on and also to our Diwali assembly.
We will also be starting to make use of a new music scheme purchased by the school. The first Year 5 unit is entitled ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ and focuses on 1980’s rock music.
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.