Top tips for Year 5
Welcome to Year 5, we have an exciting half term ahead and a full curriculum of activities planned. Our main ‘Quests’ this half term will be R.E, Science and Design Technology. The children will be given many opportunities to further develop their knowledge and gain a better understanding of these areas of learning. Within the ‘Quests’ there will be workshops, key visitors to school and planned trips to places of interest.
During the ‘Quests’ we will be reading many engaging texts both in our ‘Quest’ lessons and for enjoyment, as a class read. We hope these texts will ignite imaginations and support our discussions around vocabulary choices and sentence structure. In our English lessons, we aim to building on learning from the previous term and begin to develop new writing skills with a sharp focus on non – fiction – developing our confidence when writing for purpose. Reading sessions will develop our skills of inference, retrieving information and using the evidence from a text to justify responses and understanding.
In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division – securing and developing an understanding of factors, multiples and using our knowledge to support formal written calculation methods.
PE: Year 5 will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday. The children should come into school with their PE kit on and school jumper. If the weather is cold, children can also bring in an additional jumper or hoodie for outdoor activities.
Home learning will include, weekly spellings, Times Table Rockstars, Numbots and reading.