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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 2022-23

Welcome to Year 5. We hope you are having a wonderful summer break and we are looking forward to seeing you very soon.

Mrs Holmes, Mrs Norbury and Mrs Lagonegro smiley

Important Messages

5L - our indoor PE has changed from Monday to Friday. This will begin from Friday 23rd September.

 

These will appear on this page so that you can see them straight away. 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

 

 

Swimming for Y5 is now in Term 2 after Christmas at some point. We shall update you nearer the time. smiley

PE Days

5HN have indoor PE on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Wednesdays. Please come to school in your PE kit.smiley

5L have indoor PE on Fridays and outdoor PE on Wednesdays. Please come to school in your PE kit. smiley

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.

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. 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

 

This term we will be studying the United Kingdom. Within this topic, we will be learning the countries, counties, cities and seas that make up the United Kingdom. We will use a mixture of games and maps to help us learn. 

Science

 

This term we are investigating and learning about properties and changes in materials. This will include finding out which mixtures can be separated, solubility, reversible and irreversibly changes.

P.E

 

For our indoor P.E this half term we will be doing gymnastics. In the second half term, we will be doing an Anglo Saxon dance. Mr Dixon teaches outdoor P.E.

Art 

 

We have started the Autumn term by creating 'zentangle' portraits. Next, we will be designing illuminated letters. At the end of the first half term, we will be designing Anglo Saxon shields.

 

 

 

 

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 be exploring feelings and relationships. Within each lesson, we will be practising mindfulness and strategies to help support the regulation of our emotions (breathing techniques, guided meditation and movement breaks). 

RE

This term we are asking the big question of; Why do some people believe God exists? We will be exploring this question in all sorts of ways.

French

This term we will be revisiting everyday greetings, colours, numbers and then creating simple conversation, building on our skills from Year 3 and 4. We shall then move on to classroom instructions. There will be a mix of game play, speaking and listening and writing.

(ARCHIVED) Year 5 2021-22

We are having a fantastic year so far and we are so proud of your achievements! Welcome to half term 5 and a busy one it is going to be. There is lots to look forward to. We can't wait!

Mrs Holmes, Mrs Norbury and Miss Leah smiley

Important Messages

These will appear on this page so that you can see them straight away. 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

 

 

5L- 15.11.21 Start Swimming sessions - please see letter for more details. 

 

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

Parents / Carers - If your child has SEND, click the link below to visit the SEND section of the website which offers advice and ideas for you and your child to support their Home Learning.
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