Welcome to the Year 5 Page
Updated Summer 2 2018/2019
Well done Y5!
As the first part of the Summer Term ends and the final part begins, the Y5 team are extremely proud of how hard every member of the year group have worked so far this year and are determined to continue this through our final 7 and a half weeks together and through all of the lovely summer sun that we are sure to get!
Invade or Settle?
This term, our topic is linked to the Vikings and so we will be spending time in the afternoons exploring the facts and events surrounding this time period as part of our history learning, as well as supporting our geographical understanding by studying the landscape and culture of Scandinavia in the present day
and comparing/contrasting it with England. As usual, our ICT skills will underpin our topic work, in terms of research, word processing and presenting.
Within our English lessons, we will also be making many links to this topic too, via 'Beowulf'. These links will include a wide variety of opportunities to create our own written pieces, including: an invite, a letter and even our own stories, amongst others! Throughout all of this, we will be maintaining an emphasis on the key grammatical elements of the Y5 SPAG curriculum, in order to ensure that the children are as prepared as they possibly can be for Y6 in September.
In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our confidence with decimals and percentages, before moving on to explore shape, position and direction. As usual, our daily 'Fluent in Five' sessions will support us in developing our arithmetic skills too, whilst we have recently begun fortnightly Shanghai maths activities in order to support us in further developing our times tables skills and speed of recall, as we don't want this to slow us down!
Our RE and PSHE learning will also continue to allow us to explore the faiths and beliefs of others in a mature, respectful and thoughtful manner, making connections and comparisons to our own as appropriate. We will also be exploring Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) at an age-appropriate level and developing our understanding of relationships, puberty, personal hygiene and reproduction.
Important Dates Coming Up
Friday 24th May 2019 - INSET day
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May - Half-term
Tuesday 11th June - Y5/6 Sports Day (pm)
Friday 21st June - HSA Summer Fayre
Tuesday 23rd July - King Ed's Got Talent
Wednesday 24th July - break up for summer holidays (non-uniform day)
Useful Websites to Support Learning at Home
General Year 5 Information
Although we have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, please ensure that you have appropriate PE kit in school every day.
* Black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms
* White t-shirt
* Warm jumper/hoody (preferably black)
* Plimsolls or non-marking trainers
Reading homework is weekly and ongoing based on the book that you are reading. All of the tasks are in the front of your reading homework books - don't forget to choose a different task each week!
Maths is homework is set weekly using Mathletics - if you don't have your password please let your teacher know!
Creative Homework is set termly and is linked to our current topic. We had some wonderful Egyptian homework and can't wait to see what you do with the Vikings!