YEAR 5

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Year 5 Autumn Term Newsletter

Spellings

Spellings will be given out every Friday on the weekly homework sheet with a spelling homework to be completed. The spelling test will be the following Friday.

 

Topic

This term we will be learning about the reasons why the Second World War took place. We will investigate the impact that this had on British society.  The children will be identifying countries on a map of Asia and Europe and tie this in with our WW2 topic.

 

English

Reading

In our Guided Reading sessions we are continuing to focus on our inference and deduction skills, by looking for clues in the text. There are lots of interesting and exciting books for Year Fives to read and we encourage them to read as much as they can across a range of genres. 

 

Writing

During the 1st Term, Year 5 will use ‘Journey’ as a stimulus for writing a variety of genres including: narratives, newspaper reports and non-chronological reports about Asia and Europe – where the story is set. Towards the end of Term 1 we will focus on children’s fictional books, set during the Second World War. These books will include the much loved novel ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ which we hope will inspire some great descriptive writing!  

To view the English objectives that we will cover this year, please click on the link below:

Year 5 English Objectives

 

Maths

We will continue teaching our number, measurement, statistics and geometry strands in Maths throughout both terms. We will ensure that the children are challenged and their needs are met with suitable provision.  There will also be a greater focus on real life Mathematical problems. The children will be grouped into classes for their maths work (as Year 4) and we will continue to monitor the progress of the children to ensure that they are in a group that is appropriate to their ability and confidence. 

We will continue, where possible, set homework through the ‘MyMaths’ website.  We will be giving out weekly homework in the children’s homework books but will now also be using the MyMaths website to upload homework. Click on the link below to access MyMaths (Every child has now been given their logon details for the site, however if you need another copy, please ask your class teacher.)

MyMaths