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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 2022-23

Welcome to the second term of the year! Time is flying by and we shall be soon welcoming Spring. Another busy and exciting term ahead! This term we shall be swimming, exploring space and space exploration, having a visit from the Wonder Dome and crossing the ocean to investigate history and the ancient Mayan civilisation.

 

In English we will continue to use our DEAL strategies to engage the children and write an account of a space mission, look at real space stories, read Mayan folktales and study The Rain Player. We will move on to investigating and writing about the environmental factors of deforestation and writing our own reports.

 

In Maths we will be exploring multiplication and division and the more formal methods, continuing to investigate fractions, link up with decimals and percentages, calculate perimeter and area and investigate statistics.

 

 

Mrs Holmes, Mrs Norbury and Mrs Lagonegro smiley

Important Messages

 Most messages will be communicated straight from the office via the app so please make sure your contact details are up to date. Thank you.

 

If you are isolating at home and are well, then you can find your learning by following the bee below!

You can email any work to us by logging into your email account and sending it to year5@didsburyroad.stockport.sch.uk

OR you can bring in your work on your work and we shall look forward to sharing it with you wink

 

If you are ill, our priority is your well being and you getting better. Please don't worry about school during your illness and we shall catch up on your return. Stay safe and well everyone smiley

 

 

PE Days

5HN P.E Spring term

On the first Monday 5HN will be swimming! So Monday and Wednesday will once again become our PE days.

 

5L P.E Spring term

For the first week back after the Christmas holidays, 5L will have a final gymnastics session on Monday and PE with Mr Dixon on Wednesday.

From the second week (week commencing 16th January), 5L will have outdoor PE with Mr Dixon on Wednesdays and indoor PE on Fridays.

Our swimming sessions start after February half term. 

 

Our Learning

 

  1. Autumn: Meet the ancestors

  2. Spring: The final frontier

  3. Summer: A road trip to America

Home Learning

If you find yourself having to spend a few days at home then please follow the bee below to find your home learning.  wink

 

Home learning will not appear in a particular week unless it is necessary.

Homework

English and Maths are set each week and the children have a week to complete the activity. Lists of spellings will be sent out regularly for the children to practice at home using methods of their choice. Parents and carers, we would really appreciate your support with this at home. Work set is usually consolidation and application. Ongoing home work should be reading, spelling and times tables for a short period each day. If you have any questions or issues you would like to raise with us, please feel free to approach us in the playground after school or send an email via the office and we shall get back to you as quickly as possible smiley

Reading

Reading is a valuable skill that all children should have the opportunity to develop. We would like to work together with you to develop your child's reading. You can support this by reading with your children at home and sign the yellow reading record to let us know how they are getting on. Books can be changed once the children have finished them and they are returned to school. We encourage the children to read a wide range of texts and different genres. Guided reading takes place each week with the class teacher.

Keeping in touch with learning

Maths

This term we are setting off with place value and learning about where numbers are placed within the number system. This includes Roman Numerals and powers of numbers. We will then be moving on to addition and subtraction and becoming confident with the more formal methods. We shall then move on to Multiplication and Division and link this to our final topic on Fractions just before the Christmas break.

English

Autumn Term 1: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo is the text we use this term. We study the characters of Grendel and Beowulf and build our reading comprehension skills by looking at how authors present characters. In grammar we write sentences which include relative clauses linked to the text. We write a descriptive letter in role as a survivor of Grendel's attack. We then look at King Alfred the Great and write a biography about him. You can help your children at home by enjoying reading other biographies. Discuss how they are organised and what content is included. The Little Leaders and Little People, Big Dreams series of books are popular and include a diverse range of people for your children to choose from. Finally we explore Kennings (including Anglo Saxon ones) and write our own.

History

 

This term we will be answering the enquiry: why was there a struggle between the Anglo Saxon and the Vikings? 

Within this topic, we will study where the invaders came from, where and why they settled. We will also find out about religion, village life and the changes within this time period. We will enrich our learning with our trip to Tatton park on Tuesday 4th October. We will use our knowledge to think like historians by understanding how history is depicted and to make arguments about the past.

 

As part of Black History Month, we will be learning about the contributions made by immigrant communities by Britain's economic and social development. 

Geography

 

During the Spring term, we are studying Central America. We will be learning about its countries, cities and climate. This links with our history topic about the Mayan civilisation as we will explore how the climate can affect the population's living conditions. 

Science

 

This term we are investigating and learning about Earth and space. We will be finding out about the planets, the moon and how we get day and night on Earth. 

P.E

 

5HN are swimming during Spring 1 and 5L will be swimming in Spring 2. Mr Dixon teaches outdoor P.E. When one class is swimming, the other class will be doing dance for indoor P.E.

Art 

 

During Spring 1, our art focus is Peter Thorpe's space paintings. We will find out about the artist and how he created his pictures. Then we will take inspiration from these by creating our own space paintings with abstract backgrounds and a space element in the foreground. We will be using our knowledge about colour (contrasting colours, warm and cool colours, tints and shades) to mix paints and create our pictures. 

 

Computing

We are using Microsoft Excel to create our own spreadsheets, which perform calculations for us using formula. You can help at home by sharing where you have used spreadsheets or create your own spreadsheet. Google slides works well too. 

PSHE

 

This term we will start by exploring the topic 'enterprise' to understand how and why to save money. Then we will look at the topic 'looking out for others' in which we will discuss being caring and considerate to others. Finally we will be learning how and when to give basic life support in our first aid topic. Within these topics, we will discuss adults' and childrens' points of view.

 

RE

This term we shall continue to explore a range of beliefs and cultures. We are asking the big question; Can we live by the values of Jesus in the 21st Century?

French

During Spring 1, we are linking our Earth and space topic with our French learning. We will learn the names for the planets in  French and how to say, read and write key facts about them. We will also look at strategies to understand a longer piece of writing in French about the planets. 

Our Learning

 

  1. Autumn: Meet the ancestors

  2. Spring: The final frontier

  3. Summer: A road trip to America

Home Learning

If you find yourself having to spend a few days at home then please follow the bee below to find your home learning.  wink

PE

Indoor PE or Swimming is on Monday

 

Whilst the hall is out of use we shall be improving our cross country running skills on the field. If your class isn't swimming please come to school in outdoor PE kit as listed below. Don't forget your spare socks, just in case your feet get wet!

 

Outdoor PE with Mr Dixon is on a Wednesday afternoon. During the Autumn and Winter months, children should wear navy or black jogging bottoms, a white or House colour (red - Lancaster, blue - York, green - Derby and yellow - Chester) with a navy or black hoodie or sweatshirt. Trainers are also required for outdoor PE. 

Homework

English and Maths are set each week and the children have a week to complete the activity. Partners at home, we  would really appreciate your support with this at home. Work set is usually consolidation and application. Ongoing home work should be reading and times tables for a short period each day. If you have any questions or issues you would like to raise with us, please feel free to approach us in the playground after school or send an email via the office and we shall get back to you as quickly as possible smiley

Reading

Reading is a valuable skill that all children should have the opportunity to develop. We would like to work together with you to develop your child's reading. You can support this by reading with your children at home and sign the yellow reading record to let us know how they are getting on. Books can be changed once the children have finished them and they are returned to school. We encourage the children to read a wide range of texts and different genres. Guided reading takes place each week with the class teacher.

(Archived) Year 5 2020-21

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