YEAR 5

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Mr Bass Mr Field (Team Leader) Miss Lamb

 

Spring 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 year 5 have been learning about Anglo Saxons. The classes have found out how the Angles, Saxons and Jutes came to England from Europe and how their traditions, language and customs shaped much of our lives today. Our writing has been themed around J.R.R Tolkien's classic novel, The Hobbit, which provides links not only to Anglo Saxon legends, but also to our previous topic, mountains.

We have spent a lot of time thinking about Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum and The Dwarves, planning and creating art, poetry and creative writing to give an insight into Tolkien's beloved fantasy world.

Our next topic will be space, which kicks off with an exciting writing week themed around a certain film, set in a galaxy far, far away... watch this space!

 

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

To tie-in with our Topic this term the children have been writing in a variety of genres that are tied in with that period of history, mainly themed around The Hobbit. For instance they have been creating dramatic poetry to describe the dragon, Smaug and creative narratives detailing Bilbo's encounter with Gollum.

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

Year 5 English Objectives

 

Maths

The children have now been placed into their new maths sets, and will be working on a differentiated set of lessons, however we are working to ensure that all of the classes are covering the same key skills.

Having worked to ensure a strong grounding in place value and key number skills last term, this term we will be looking at some more advanced skills, including: fractions, decimals, percentages and order of operations.  The children will continue to apply their skills to real life problems and within Maths investigations. We will also continue to, 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

Note: If you are having problems using MyMaths with Google Chrome, it is because Chrome has recently begun phasing out support for Flash Player within their browser. If this is the case, simply use Internet Explorer, (or Safari for Mac users.) - Mr Bass