Welcome to Year 5

Miss Howard and Mrs Okon work in Year 5.

Spring Term 2022

Maths

In Maths we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division as well as Fractions. We will also continue with our daily arithmetic sessions focusing on mental methods of calculation. We would like to stress the importance of the children knowing their times tables. By Year 6, all children should have attained their calculator award. If your child has not already done so, then any support or encouragement to practise that you can give them would be extremely beneficial. Every child has a login to TT Rockstars and we are enjoying seeing their progression through the stages!

English

This half-term we will be using The Great Kapok Tree as the key text for our narrative work. We will focus on openers, relative clauses and parenthesis in our writing as well as re-capping on previously taught SPAG skills. For our non-fiction work, we will be focusing on instructions and writing survival guides.

We will continue to practise our VIPERS skills in reading sessions. We really appreciate the support that you have given to your children at home with their reading, just 5 or 10 minutes each day can make a real difference and help to improve their confidence and fluency.

 

Theme

In our Geography sessions this half term we will be focusing on the Amazon Rainforest. Within this topic, we will develop our map skills and examine key data to help us understand the human and physical features of the rainforest. We will also conduct some fieldwork with a visit to Hyde Park to study the plants and animals there.

 

In our Science lessons we will focus on ‘Animals and Humans’ where we will learn about changes in human development, gestation periods and reproduction.

Useful Websites:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.ttrockstars.com
www.spag.com
www.readtheory.org
www.spellingframe.co.uk
www.mathsframe.co.uk

Year 5