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Welcome to Leopard Class!
Our teacher is Mrs Nasir email@example.com and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hawtin and Mrs Hennessy
Summer Term 2022
Welcome back to Year 5. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all.
Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.
English Key Text: The Highwayman and The Red-Headed League.
Focus: To use commas in lists, adverbials and clauses. To use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph and link ideas across paragraphs.
Mathematics: To identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following reflection or translation. To convert different units of metric measure and common imperial units and estimate volume and capacity.
Science: Animals including humans. To describe changes as humans develop and some of the difficulties associated with old age. To understand how a child develops considering the different milestones they reach and identify the changes that take place in old age.
Geography: To locate the main physical features and cities in Canada and locate areas of similar environmental regions. To compare Northern and Southern Canada explaining their similarities and differences.
Music: To understand that musical theatre includes both character and action songs and uses transitions which are short passages of music used to move between sections of the musical action.
Art: To develop understanding of sculptures and recognise 2D and 3D geometric forms that compromise forms and objects.
Computing: Programming - Selection in Quizzes. To be able to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. To use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and how to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
PSHE: Changing Me
RE: What are the key beliefs of Hinduism and what duties do Hindus need to carry out. To understand what is it like to be a Hindu in the UK today and what is Mahatma Gandi important to Hindus.
PE: To develop techniques for jumping for distance, height and in combinations. To develop fielding and throwing skills and bowl a ball using different techniques including overarm and underarm.
Children will need to wear PE kits to school on the days they have PE. Panthers have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays and Leopards have PE on Mondays and Thursdays.
French: To name planets in the solar system and describe them. To compare planets using comparatives.here.
For more information on the learning taking place this term, please see the Year 5 curriculum map below.
Homework in Year 5
We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads.
Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday
SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.
Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday.
We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops
English in Year Five
Reading in Year Five
By the end of year 5, the children's reading should demonstrate increasing fluency across all subjects. They will understand the conventions of different types of writing such as the use of the first person and understand some technical terms needed for discussing what is heard and read such as metaphor, simile. analogy, imagery, style and effect. In using non-fiction, the children will know what information is needed to look for before beginning a task and know how to use a contents page and indexes to locate information and apply these skills across the curriculum independently. They will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology) both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that are met.
Writing and SPaG in Year Five
In the composition of writing, the children will select the appropriate form and identify the audience for, and purpose of, the writing. They will use further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader, for example headings, bullet points and underlining.
When developing SPaG skills, the children will consider converting nouns or adjectives into verbs and be able to indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs. They will use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph and use commas to clarify meaning.
By the end of year 5, the children will use accurate grammar and punctuation and begin to apply this when considering both audience and purpose. They will understand the differences between standard English and non-standard English and can apply what has been learnt.
Maths in Year Five
During year 5 the children will continue to develop their fluency across all the areas of mathematics. They will work with numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit. They will develop their skills of using formal written methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. They will identify multiplies, factors, squares and cubes and use this knowledge to solve problems.
When working with fractions, children will compare and order fractions and read and write decimal numbers as fractions. They will solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
Children will have the opportunity to convert different units of metric measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes and will calculate and compare the area of compound shapes. Children will draw given angles and measure accurately using degrees. They will distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about sides and angles.