Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. Please check the website regularly to find out about what we have been learning in class. You will also find helpful reminders here, as well as homework support. If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see me at the end of the school day.

In Year 5, Miss Gorton is the class teacher and Mrs Phillips – Burt is the fabulous LSA!  Ms Ribot-Bruno will be teaching the children Spanish on a Monday afternoon and Mr Davies will be teaching the children on a Wednesday afternoon.

Core Learning

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Term 6 – Speaking and Listening

  • I can maintain appropriate listening behaviour during a presentation.
  • I can clearly recall events and specific points in detail for a group.
  • I can listen to and tolerate the views of others.

Dates for the Diary

Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.

13.06.17—Maths work-a-long—9.00

19-21.06.16—Camp

11.07.17—COW day 9.00

11.07.17—Year 5 and 6 production 1.45—3.00

13.07.17— Year 5 and 6 production 5.45 —3.00

14.07.17—Reports out

17-18.07.16—Year 5 and 6 sale.

21.07.17—End of term

 

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Term 6

Let the Play Begin

Year 5 and 6 play rehearsals have begun!

Today, year 5 have been testing out different biscuits ahead of our new topic ‘How successful are we as entrepreneurs?’ We decided that milk chocolate biscuits are the best type of biscuit over all. What do you think? What are your favourite?  In the afternoon, we began our mini enterprise activity where the children will design and make their own products to sell. Watch this space!

These are some questions that the children have highlighted that they would like to find out during this term.

I wonder how the telephone was invented?

I wonder what would happen if no one was allowed to invent new things?

I wonder why it took so long to invent the iPhone?

 

English

Term 6 spellings – 2016-17-T6-Y5 Spellings

This term we will be sharing the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo—Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water.  He is not alone…

We will be doing a rage of different non – fiction and fiction texts this term revising all of the skills that we have learnt over the year.

We hand out spellings on a Monday, and children will be tested on a Friday. Please encourage them to learn these.

Please read with your child at least 3 times a week.  The prize at the end of term will be a £10 voucher.  Well done to Toby who won last term’s prize!

Maths

During the week commencing 10th July the class will complete assessment activities. These are the areas and objectives that we will be focusing on this term in Maths.

  • Use short division to divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; express a remainder as a fraction; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by teens numbers
  • Find the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles by calculation and pursue a line of enquiry; estimate and find the area of irregular shapes; calculate the perimeter and area of composite shapes; use the relations of area and perimeter to find unknown lengths; begin to understand the concept of volume; find the volume of a cube or cuboid by counting cubes; understand volume as measurement in three dimensions; relate volume to capacity; recognise and estimate volumes
  • Understand what percentages are, relating them to hundredths; know key equivalences between percentages and fractions, finding percentages of amounts of money; find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages; solve problems involving fraction and percentage equivalents; write dates using Roman numerals
  • Find cubes of numbers to 10; draw and interpret line graphs showing change in temperature over time; begin to understand rate; use timetables using the 24-hour clock and use counting up to find time intervals of several hours and minutes; solve problems involving scaling by simple fractions; use factors to multiply; solvescaling problems involving measure

Enquiry

How successful are we as entrepreneurs?

This term we will all become entrepreneurs! In groups, the children will decide on a product to make, they will cost and order the items required to make the item. Then, they will create their product which they will sell to their peers and family members later in the term. We hope that they will be in profit at the end of the term!

Homework

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and due in on Tuesdays. On Friday we run a homework help club which your child who can attend for support in their homework. For children who do not complete homework, there is a homework club that runs during Tuesday lunchtimes.

Useful website links

For useful links for each subject please check our curriculum pages.

 

Term 5

Enquiry – The Great Geographical challenge

This term we will be looking at using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied .  We will also learn to use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build our knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world .  We will also continue to look at other areas of the curriculum during cross curricular activities.

English – Way Home

Our book for this term is Way Home by Libby Hathorn. We will be retelling the story to begin with. We will then move on to looking at, and describing the illustrations using techniques learnt from last term.  Then we will look at creating a new part of the story using the same techniques as the author.  Towards the end of the term, we will write both discussion and persuasion texts around the theme of homelessness for adults and children.

We hand out spellings on a Monday, and children will be tested on a Friday. Please   encourage them to learn these.

Maths

These are the areas and objectives that we will be focusing on this term in Maths.  During the week commencing 22nd January the class will complete assessment activities.

Add mentally 2-place decimal numbers in the context of money using rounding; add several small amounts of money using mental methods; mentally subtract amounts of money including giving change; calculate the difference between two amounts using counting up; solve word problems, including 2-step problems, choosing an appropriate method

Multiply fractions less than 1 by whole numbers, convert improper fractions to whole numbers; use short multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; use long multiplication to multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by teens numbers

Read, write and compare decimals to three decimal places, understanding that the third decimal place represents thousandths; multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using 3-place decimal numbers in the calculations; place 2-place decimals on a number line and round them to the nearest tenth and whole number; read, write, order and compare 3-place decimal numbers; understand and use negative numbers in the context of temperature

Read and mark co-ordinates in the first two quadrants; draw simple polygons using co-ordinates; translate simple polygons by adding to and subtracting from the co-ordinates; reflect simple shapes in the y axis or in a line, noting the effect on the co-ordinates; translate simple shapes and note what happens to the co-ordinates; draw regular and irregular 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles; use the properties of 2D shapes, including rectangles, to derive related facts; identify 3D shapes from 2D representations; create 3D shapes using 2D nets and draw 3D shapes

Term 4

Maths Workalong

Thank you to all the parents who turned up to our maths work a long today! We had a great time playing ‘Play your cards right’ and working out the shapes multiplication problems.

Today we have been working hard in our enquiry!  We have been looking at the different reproductive parts of a plant, and after some giggles and chuckles at the vocabulary, we were able to create our own flowers through arts. We used pipe cleaners, straws and paper.  We then labelled the different parts.  What a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!  If you would like to comment on any of the work below, please visit our blog at  http://seamillsprimaryblog.net/year52016/2017/03/06/flower-fun/ 

This week, we have been using a video as a stimulus to inspire the children in their writing.  They have absolutely loved it and I cannot wait to see their little faces as next week unfold!!! Check out some of our brilliant writing below.

This afternoon, as part of our golden time, some of the class made fairy cakes! Yum!!!

English Superhero Week

We spent the afternoon making lava lamps and discovering the properties of water and oil and how they behave together.  We learnt what a catalyst is and talked about reactions that can take place.

We have been learning how to read scales and convert g-kg and vice versa!

English

Term 4 spellings  – Term 4 Year 5 Spellings

This term we will be using music videos to develop our inference and deduction skills. Over three weeks we will slowly unpick the video and use it as a stimulus to create some amazing descriptive writing. We will continue to develop our descriptive techniques using ‘slow writing’ which encourages children to use a variety of sentence structures and types. 

We will also be looking at different types of poetry and creating our own.

Maths

These are the areas and objectives that we will be focusing on this term in Maths.  During the week commencing 3rd April the class will complete assessment activities.

  • Use a written method (grid) to multiply pairs of 2-digit numbers; use short division to divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder
  • Find unit fractions and non-unit fractions of 3-digit numbers; use short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; begin to use short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers
  • Understand what a polygon is; draw polygons using dotted square and isometric paper; revise terms obtuse, acute and reflex angles, perpendicular and parallel sides; recognise quadrilaterals as polygons and identify their properties; classify quadrilaterals; draw regular polygons and explore their properties; revise metric units of weight, capacity and length; understand that we can measure in imperial units and relate these to their instances in daily life
  • Place mixed numbers on lines; count up in fractions using equivalence; convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa; write improper fractions as mixed numbers and vice versa; multiply proper fractions by whole numbers
  • Solve subtraction of 4-digit numbers using written column subtraction (decomposition); add several numbers using written column addition; use column to solve problems

Enquiry

Why do some creatures no longer exist?

We will continue to look at evolution and changes over time.  In addition we will learn to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.  We will looking at how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Building on what we learned about fossils in year 3, we will find out more about how living things on Earth have changed over time. The class will be introduced to the idea that characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring, for instance by considering different breeds of dogs, and what happens when, for example, Labradors are crossed with Poodles.

Towards the end of the term we will be moving onto look at The Lady of Shallot.   This unit focuses on Art and Music.   The aim of the ‘Arts’ Learning Unit is to use a stimulus taken from the art world e.g. poem, painting etc, and for pupils to explore their own creativity through the knowledge, understanding and skills of the creative arts.  This complements the CLS strand ‘Knowing me knowing you’ in that pupils will, through the creative thinking process, develop their sense of self and understanding of others.

Home work

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and due in on Tuesdays. On Friday there is a homework help club which your child can attend for support in their homework. For children who do not complete homework there is a homework club that is run on Tuesday lunchtimes.

Useful website links

For useful links for each subject please check our curriculum pages.

Term 3

Researching Steve Jobs – our focus for maths and computing week.

 

English

Term 3 spellings. Children are tested on a Friday and will be tested the following Monday if absent – Term 3 Year 5 Spellings

This term we will be looking at a short picture book called Stone Girl, Bone Girl which is a story based on the life of Mary Anning – a palaeontologists.  We will study the fascinating pictures and develop our descriptive writing using a variety of different techniques. We will continue to edit and improve our writing using self and peer assessment to check for spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes.  Towards the end of the term, we will revisit writing recounts and persuasive texts. There will be plenty of cross curricular writing opportunities. For example non-chronological reports and Science explanations/experiments.

Maths

These are the areas and objectives that we will be focusing on this term in Maths.  During the week commencing 30th January the class will complete assessment activities.

Read, write and order numbers with up to 6 digits and understand the place value of each digit; place 6-digit numbers on a number line and find numbers between; solve place-value additions and subtractions with 6-digit numbers; understand place value in decimal numbers as tenths and hundredths; multiply and divide by 10/100/1000 using a place-value grid; understand place value in decimal numbers to 2-decimal places; place decimal numbers on a line; round two-place decimal numbers to nearest tenth and whole number; say the number a tenth or a hundredth more.

Rehearse mental addition strategies for decimals and whole numbers; use counting on as a strategy to perform mental addition of 2-place decimals to the next whole number; solve missing number sentences; use mental strategies to solve multi-step word problems; use counting up as a strategy to perform written subtraction.

Use rules of divisibility to find if numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10; identity prime numbers; revise finding factors of numbers; find squares and square roots of square numbers; finding patterns and making and testing rules; use mental multiplication and division strategies; relate mental division strategies to multiples of ten of the divisor.

Know properties of equilateral, isosceles, scalene and right-angled triangles; find that angles in a triangle have a total of 180°; sort triangles according to their properties; use scales to weigh amounts to the nearest half interval; convert from grams to kilograms and vice versa, from millilitres to litres and vice versa, and from metres to kilometres and vice versa; read scales to the nearest half division; understand that we measure distance in kilometres and miles; use ready reckoning to give approximate values of miles in kilometres and vice versa; draw line conversion graphs.

Use a written column method to add amounts of money in pounds and pence; add 2-place decimals using written column addition; subtract decimal numbers using counting up

Enquiry

Why do some creatures no longer exist?

This term our enquiry has a Science focus looking at evolution and changes over time.  We will be recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. In addition we will learn to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.  We will looking at how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Building on what we learned about fossils in year 3, we will find out more about how living things on Earth have changed over time. The class will be introduced to the idea that characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring, for instance by considering different breeds of dogs, and what happens when, for example, labradors are crossed with poodles. We will also learn to appreciate that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in particular environments, for example, by exploring how giraffes’ necks got longer, or the development of insulating fur on the arctic fox. Finally we will read about the work of palaeontologists such as Mary Anning and about how Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace developed their ideas on evolution.

Homework

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and due in on Tuesdays. On Friday there is a homework help club which your child can attend for support in their homework. For children who do not complete homework there is a homework club that is run on Tuesday lunchtimes.

Useful website links

For useful links for each subject please check our curriculum pages.

Term 2

English:

This term Year 5 will be     reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo which is a story set during the second World War.  We will be writing different genres of text such as instructions and balanced discussions.

We hand out spellings on a Monday, and children will be tested on a Friday. Please   encourage them to learn these.

Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. The prize at the end of term will be a £10 voucher for Smiggle.

Well done to Macy who won last term’s prize!

Spellings:

Children will receive spellings which form part of their homework.  Spelling tests will always be  held on a Friday morning.  This terms can be found on  our webpage  and also on the back of this newsletter.

Download: Term 2  Year 5 Spellings

Maths:

This term we will be focusing on mental multiplication and division, fractions ratio and proportion as well as measurement.

We will be having a Maths work along where you are invited to come along and have a go at some Maths with your child. This will be held on Tuesday 8th November, in the hall between 9.15 –10.15

Please encourage your child to learn their multiplication facts up to 12X12. There are a number of different ways that you can support them on our website.

Amazing Science

Today the children had a very special visit from Mr Williams and some year 10 pupils from Badminton school. We looked at some amazing science involving liquid nitrogen.  Together we rang a bell with a banana, made a ball spin without touching it and showed how hydrogen is magnetic!

Maths Work-a-long

Year 5 had a Maths work a long on 8th November. Thank you to all the parents who attended to share their children’s learning.

Term 1

English:

In English this term we will be looking at a variety of different poems.  Children will have the opportunity to learn to perform poetry as well as  create their own.  Later in the term we will move on to look at Cosmic written by Frank Cotteral Boyce.  This will link in with our Enquiry topic on space.

Please read with your child at least 3 times a week.

Spellings:

Children will receive spellings which form part of their homework.  Spelling tests will always be  held on a Friday morning.  This terms can be found on  our webpage  and also on the back of this newsletter.

Download: Term 1 Year 5 Spellings

Maths:

This term we will be exploring number and place value. We shall also be learning different methods used for adding,  subtraction, division and  multiplication.  Please encourage your child to learn their multiplication facts up to 12X12. There are a number of different ways that you can  support them on our website.

Term 1 in Year 5!

Look at some of the great things we have been doing this term.

Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.