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Year 5

Friday 3rd November

It has been great to be back in school this week and hearing all about the exciting things that children have been doing over half term. As I'm sure you are aware, it has been an eventful week in school and the children in Year 5 have shown outstanding maturity in coping with some of the unexpected events thrown their way!

We have still had time to dive into lots of exciting learning including starting our learning on climate change by looking at the first of our case studies, focusing on the life of Elhaji from the Gambia. We have also started to read the book 'Are Humans damaging the atmosphere?'

Home learning on MyMaths has been set as normal and we encourage all children to complete this to consolidate their learning in school. Children are also encouraged to read and practise their multiplication tables every day. Links to all of the websites needed to complete home learning can be found in the useful links tab below.

Parents in Stoats should note that swimming for Group 2 children starts next Thursday (9th). A letter will be sent later in the term to parents of children in Polecats advising them of swimming times in the Spring term. Children in Otters will swim in Summer term.

Have a wonderful weekend.
The Year 5 Team


Friday 20th October

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to meet you all in person this week. Your children have been working very hard in school this term and we wish you all a happy and restful half term holiday.

Over the half term holiday it will support your child to continue to participate in the regular home learning activities that we recommend in Year 5.

1. Reading for 10-15 minutes every day. This could be independent reading, reading aloud to an adult or being read to. We ask that the children keep a brief record of this reading in their purple reading record. We also recommend that once a book has been completed that children complete a short comprehension quiz on the text via the Accelerated Reader website.

2. 3-5 minutes of Times Tables Rock Stars every day. This supports children to acheive automaticity in basic calculations. Your child's login details are stuck inside their reading record. 

During term time the children will also be set a weekly maths task to consolidate their learning in class. This will be set via the My Maths website. This website also contains a wide range of games and activities if you would like to do any additional learning with your child.  Your child's login details are stuck inside their reading record. 

All of the websites mentioned here can be found in the useful links section of this page.

Thank you for all of your support this half term. Have a wonderful break. We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday 31st October.

The Year 5 Team


Welcome to our Year 5 Blog! 

We have been busy getting our new website up and running and we are excited to share with you all the brilliant learning that the children will be doing. You can find our Learning Web for Autumn 1 below which contains all of our curriculum information for this half term. 

Here is what we have been up to over the last few weeks. 

English - We have been reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This is the exciting tale of a young boy who becomes stranded on a remote, tropical island. We have creating our own narrative adventure stories inspired by the text.

Maths – We have been focusing on efficient strategies for addition and subtraction. You can support your child by helping them to complete their weekly maths home learning activity which is set via the MyMaths website. A link is in the useful websites section below. The home learning reflects the key elements of what your child has been learning in class that week.

Science – We have been learning about the Earth and space. As part of this learning, we enjoyed drawing around our shadows with chalk at different times of the day. Our moving shadows helped us to explain how the Earth spins on its axis once every 24 hours. 

Humanities – This term we have been learning about the Mayan civilisation. We studied images of buildings rediscovered at the great city of Chichin Itza and speculated, as historians, what each could have been used for.

If you have any queries about the learning in Year 5 please contact your child's class teacher for more information.

The Year 5 Team

Check back soon.