Year 5

Class Page for Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Please do contact the school on  01926 426020  or e-mail admin3141@welearn365.com if there's anything you'd like to discuss. 

Please come in PE kit on PE days. Here are week A and week B timetable dates. 

If your child has a sports club after school and it is not a PE day then please send them in school uniform with their sports clothes to change into. 

Maths

This term will begin by learning all about translation and coordinates. We will look at grids with 4 quadrants. We will then move onto more work on area and perimeter. The rest of the term will be spent going over areas from the year such as fractions, long multiplication, bus stop division, converting measures and square and cube numbers.

Every week, on a Friday, we will be working on our mental maths skills as well as our times tables. It is really important that you practise your times tables as much as possible. Quick recall of these facts underpins a lot of maths topics including fractions and converting measures.

Games to play to support quick fire multiplication facts:

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English

Writing

We will begin the term by working on myths and legends to link with our history work on Ancient Greece. We will look at features of myths and legends and the difference between them. We will complete character descriptions, diary entires, newspaper reports, non-fiction and fiction writing on this. After half term we will be looking at the works of Shakespeare to link with our geography topic of Stratford. We will specifically be looking at Romeo and Juliet.

Reading

Guided reading will happen every week. This is completed through a class guided reading session. We expect reading to continue to be practised at home at least 3 times a week.

Spelling and grammar

Stand alone spelling and grammar lessons happen on a Friday. These are then embedded into the English sessions over the coming weeks. Spellings will be sent home to be practised and children will be tested on spellings that fit taught spelling rules and ones from the Year 3/4 and/or 5/6 spelling lists. 

Science

Our Science topics over the summer term will be sound and life cycles.

In our sound topic we will look at how sounds travel through the air and how we hear them. We will use our new data loggers to measure the sound levels in different areas of the school. 

Our topic of lifecycles will lead us to hatch chicks and look at the lifecycles of birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. We will explore the differences and similarities between each one and the gestation length of different animals. We will also look at the human lifecycle in more detail and how we change with age.

Sound

Lifecycles

History

Our history topic for this term is Ancient Greece. We will look at when Ancient Greece began and what happened during this period. We will also look at how influential they were to the world. We will also have an Ancient Greek day in school.

Who were the Ancient Greeks?

Geography

Our geography topic this term is a local study of Stratford-Upon-Avon. We will explore where it is in England and what it has to offer to tourists. We will look at its make up of commercial, residential and industrial properties.

Religious education

We will explore the religion of Islam this term. We will explore what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today. We will compare Islam with other religions too.

Physical education

On Monday afternoons in week A with Mrs Potter and on Friday afternoons in week B with Onside.

French

French sessions will take place weekly. Children will recap some of their previous learning as well as covering various different topics.

Online French resources

BBC Bitesize

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