Welcome to Year 5

Miss Howard and Mrs Okon work in Year 5.

Autumn term 1

Maths

We will be starting the half term with place value: reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000. We will also continue to look at formal written calculation methods for all four operations as well as looking at data in line graphs and times tables in statistics work. We will be doing a lot of work on times tables and it would be great if you could encourage your child to continue this at home. www.ttrockstars.com is a fantastic website for times table games and all the children have logins.

English

This half term we will be using the book ‘Sky Song’ by Abi Elphinstone for our narrative as well as looking at Non-Chronological reports. We will be building our bank of descriptive vocabulary and learning how to use different sentence types and clauses to help our writing flow and provide useful information for the reader.

Theme

Our challenge question this half term is ‘What are the differences between Antarctica and the Arctic’. Within this challenge question we will be enriching our Geography skills and finding out more about these zones of the world. In our Science lessons this half term we will be looking at Earth and Space where we will learn more about the solar system.

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