Welcome to Year 5
We are delighted to welcome you to the Year 5 web page - this page will develop with more information over the school year. We hope that you will find all the information here that you require, if you have any suggestions we will be pleased to hear from you.
Ms Baldwin- Acting Year Leader
Year 5 Newsletter – Summer 2 2019
We can’t quite believe we are into the final term already, we hope you had a wonderful break. As you are aware, the purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with information and reminders which we hope you will find useful.
In our year group this term we will have the following adults:
Miss Baldwin (Year 5 year leader) Mrs Culverhouse (Manderston) Mr Latif (Chatsworth)
Miss Wainwright (Hughenden)
Mrs Lewis (Lead TA) Mrs Harris (Hughenden) Mr Irwin (Manderston) Miss Nisbet (Hughenden)
Miss Warner (Chatsworth) Miss Weston (Chatsworth)
This half-term in Maths, Year 5 are getting themselves ready for Year 6 by developing and securing their key arithmetic and reasoning skills across a range of topics. This will include a focus on solving multi-step word problems, using and applying multiplication facts, using rounding to estimate and securing understanding of both the short and long multiplication method.
In English, year 5 are studying the novel, Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will be writing a newspaper article about homelessness in London during the Victorian era and writing an informal letter from the main character’s point of view. Within these sessions, the children will continue to broaden their vocabulary, ensuring they have included a variety of punctuation to demarcate their sentences. The pupils will continue to develop their understanding of subordinating conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and varying their sentence structure for effect.
This half-term’s science unit is focused on mixtures and solutions. As part of this they will be able to identify the difference between a mixture and a solution, using the appropriate scientific terminology. Whilst working scientifically, the children will set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests to investigate the similarities and differences between various mixtures and solutions. They will then report findings from enquiries in a variety of different ways.
In Geography, Year 5 are learning about mountains. Throughout this topic, we will focus on a number of mountains and mountain ranges around the world and what makes them unique.
Art this half-term will be focused on Islamic art and architecture. We will be looking at famous buildings (such as the Dome of the Rock) as well as various common patterns across Islamic art. The children will have the opportunity to create their own Islamic art inspired geometric and vegetal patterns.
PSHE this half-term will help the children prepare for next year. Children will consider how our self-perception and responsibilities may change as we get older as well as exploring how they feel about Year 6. They will develop self-help strategies to help them cope with what they expect to be challenging. Towards the end of the half-term, we will be thinking about our self-image and how to boost our self-esteem, in addition to establishing how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Our focus this term is athletics and striking and fielding. As part of our athletics lessons, the children will learn to develop their sprinting techniques. In addition to this, they will develop their throwing skills when participating in discus, javelin and shot put events. The children will continue to refine their striking and fielding skills in rounders, they will learn the rules of both games and how different techniques need to be applied when completing simple drills and games.
PE Lessons will take place on the following days:
Chatsworth Mondays and Wednesdays (swimming)
Hughenden Tuesdays and Fridays
Manderston Wednesdays and Fridays
The children will need to ensure they have their full P.E. kit: shorts, t-shirt, long jogging bottoms, sweatshirt, t-shirt, socks and plimsolls/ trainers. Children must be able to remove and replace earrings independently. If your child has only just had their ears pierced they will need to bring in medical tape to cover their earrings themselves.
Please remember homework is a joint effort and we ask you to support us in ensuring pupils understand that homework is important and supports learning in school. Please ensure your child completes homework and please inform your class teacher in writing when this is not possible. As part of the newsletter you will see a homework grid; the * are tasks that must be completed. Each week your child can choose which piece to complete - any work should be completed in the homework book, if necessary please print a picture off to show something you have created. The tasks are differentiated and bespoke for the pupils, 'Must' is the easier option, 'Should' is the next level and 'Could' is the most difficult. If you are unsure as to which your child should be completing, please speak with your class teacher.
Please can we remind you of the importance in labelling every item of your child’s clothing so we are able to find and return any lost items. At this time of the year, even if the weather is forecast to be clear and sunny, please can you ensure that your child comes into school with at least a jumper on a daily basis. Children are expected to wear black shoes. If your child wears boots to school they must have a change of footwear as part of our school uniform policy.
As you are aware it is an expectation that the children bring in their own pencil case, equipped with the appropriate stationery. Please ensure that the relevant items are replenished if necessary and all new items are labelled where possible. A copy of the stationery list is available in the Year 5 section of the school website and school shop is open every Wednesday at 12:35pm.
Water bottles and snacks
As the weather begins to become a little warmer, please ensure your child brings in a named water bottle with them every day. It is important for children to stay hydrated as part of their general wellbeing. As you are aware, children can bring in a snack for break time. This can be either a piece of fruit or vegetables. Some of our children do have nut allergies so please ensure that your child’s packed lunch does not contain nuts.
Year 5 expectations
Homework and spellings are sent home on a Thursday and due in for the following Tuesday.
Reading – 30 minutes daily (at least 3 x per week) Weekly spellings
Cracking times tables Topic/science research as required
Pupils should be reading regularly at home, both independently and with an adult. Please ensure this is recorded and accurately dated in your child’s reading diary. Every child will have their own monster icon on a our class Dojo app. Children will be awarded up to 3 points per week for reading at home at least 3 times in that week; for completing a book from the year 5 recommended reads and for keeping both their book and reading record in excellent condition. The class with the most points at the end of each term will receive a reward.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Miss Baldwin, Mrs Culverhouse, Mr Latif, Miss Wainwright
Knowledge organisers give an overview of what pupils will be learning in school over the course of their History, Geography or Art unit of work for the half term. Pupils have a copy of this in their Curriculum books to refer to within lessons. The Knowledge Organisers for each half term are available for you to download below so that you can support your child in discussing with them what they have been learning this week and build upon this learning at home, if you wish to do so.