Just believe you can and you’re halfway there!
- Theodore Roosevelt
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 when we go away for our exciting residential trip in the summer term.
Meet the team
5W- Mrs Willis
5C- Mrs Gilmore
5NG Mrs Nathan and Mrs Garcia
What we do and when
Year 5 is another important yet exciting year in your child’s learning. Throughout the year, they will continue to develop their writing skills through a range of high quality engaging texts. Your child will continue to write at length with a focus on purpose and audience.
As artists this term, we have been inspired by the work of William Morris. We created designs based on his work and nature and then created wallpaper designs using block printing techniques.
As scientists this term, our topic is Living Things and their Habitats. We examined different plants and learnt all about asexual reproduction.
As writers this term, we have been reading the book ‘Until I met Dudley’. We created our own explanation text based on the style of the author.
How can you 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, rapid 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
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