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Year 5

Welcome to all of our parents, carers and pupils of Year 5.

Teaching 5 Helen Sharman is Miss. Haughin. Teaching 5 Joseph Priestley is Miss. Javed. Our teaching support staff are Mrs Watson, Mrs. Khan and Mrs. Aktar. 

In English, we will be looking at the book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' and writing a narrative and a haiku poem. We will be focusing on verbs, adverbs, fronted adverbials and cursive handwriting. 

In Maths, we are looking at fractions, including equivalent fractions and creating a fraction wall. We will also be looking at place value. On Tuesday we complete an arithmetic test and on Thursday we have a times table test.   

In Science, we are learning about living things and their habitats and we will be learning to:

  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

We have a weekly spelling test on a Friday morning and we give new spellings out every Friday afternoon. 

Both classes have P.E. on Tuesday and Wednesday for this half-term. On these days children are allowed to wear their P.E. kit for the whole day instead of their uniform.  

At home it would be really beneficial if you could practise your times tables so that you have a fast recall when being tested and are fully fluent as these skills are essential when tackling more difficult problems in Maths. You could use the PIXL app, Sumdog and Maths Shed to help you with this.

Here are some useful links for your child to engage with learning at home.  Your child will have been given log-in details.

Other ways to help at home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school ready to learn and on time.
  • Ensure your child has correct school uniform and PE kit.
  • Help your child complete their Homework every week.
  • Read daily with your child from their school reading book, sign their reading record and send to school so their book can be changed.
  • Practise number bonds, times tables and matching division facts.
  • Practise the skills found in the booklet:  ‘End of Year 5 Expectations’ with your child.