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Year 5 is the beginning of Upper Key Stage 2 and we will be concentrating on honing our writing and mathematical skills in readiness for Year 6. The pupils have a chance to really bond and get to know each other as a whole year group when we go away for our exciting residential trip to Dorset, in the summer term. Find out what we will be up to each term by clicking the links at the bottom of this page throughout the coming year.
The Year 5 Team
In 5W there is Mrs Willis, in 5K there is Mrs Khalfey and in 5S there is Ms Scott. The Year Group is supported by: Kay Patel, Nigar Fatima, Collette Daythorne, Julia and Clair Cawthorne.
What we are learning this term
In the Spring term, the Discovery Curriculum has a whole school ‘We are Geographers’ theme. Year 5’s topic is to study Rivers. We will consider the key aspects of human and physical geography of rivers and look at the distribution of natural resources. We will be collecting and analysing a range of geographical data on river pollution using use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computing mapping. We will also research rivers of the world.
The children will be rounding up their knowledge and skills with an exciting trip the Creekside in Deptford, where they will develop their fieldwork skills further (Please see dates below).
In Maths, the children will deepen their understanding of multiplication and division. We will be developing their understanding of multiplying and dividing 4 digits by 1, multiplying 4 digits by 2, dividing 4 digits by 1, dividing with remainders. We will then move onto fractions: equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, comparing and order fractions less than and greater than 1, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.
All of the children have been given a log in to Mathletics where they can improve their skills and play Maths games.
How you can help at home
Regular reading is still highly important in Year 5 so please do continue to hear your child read as well as encourage them to read for pleasure independently. All children are expected to read regularly at home and record in their reading records. Year 5 pupils need to develop their inference and deduction skills so asking them questions about what they have read will really support them.
Spelling is a very important part of the Year 5 English curriculum and therefore a new list of target words from the National Curriculum will be sent home every week to practise, in a red folder.
It is our aim that all pupils move up to Year 6 having excellent recall of times tables up to 12 so pupils are tested every week. Please check your child’s red folder every Thursday for their current times table target