September 2021 - our learning this half-term:
We will be working with non-chronological reports, nonsense poems and descriptive pieces which will challenge the children to develop the way in which they talk about settings.
We will be reading Beowulf and There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom.
In our first Maths block, we will be focusing on properties of number, place value, rounding and ordering whole numbers and decimals. We will also be using mental methods to calculate with whole numbers and decimals, and will make sure we know all our times tables and the corresponding division facts.
Our learning in science will be focused on the states of matter during the early part of the half term, this will include learning about the water cycle. We will then be moving on to a study of living things and their habitats.
Both classes have PE twice a week.
Our scheduled days are Monday and Tuesday, though this may sometimes need to change - we will advise you of this.
Please make sure your child arrives at school wearing their kit on their PE days.
We will explore friendships, getting on and falling out and ways in which we can be assertive - and still respectful of others.
Each week, your child will get a spelling rule to investigate and practise - or sometimes a set of their own targeted spellings. They will then have a spelling test on the following Friday on words that follow that rule.
Please encourage your children to discuss with you anything that they know about volcanoes. This will help them with their written work in class.
It is becoming more important than ever for children to have a secure grasp of the times tables – all the way up to 12 x 12. Please encourage them to practise these at home using Times Tables Rock Stars.
The Year 5 team can support you with any login issues.
Please encourage your child to read regularly at home and ask them to talk to you about what they are reading! There is a space in the homework diaries to record reading which takes place with an adult.
Thank you for your continued support.