Hello and welcome to Year 5's page.
I'm Mrs Hill, the teacher for Year 5.
This is a really important year, when we work hard to secure key skills before the move in to Year 6. The more we can secure this year, the easier next year becomes.
This means that reading regularly at home is an absolute must, as the texts that we share in class will become increasingly difficult, and the more familiar your child is with tackling harder vocabulary and the more fluently he/she can read, the easier all learning in class will become.
It is hoped that by now your child call recall all times and divide tables facts to 12. If this isn't the case, it's definitely something to focus on at home this term. If he/she is able to recall these facts instantly, there are many other facts to learn! Your child has access to fact sheets in class that can also be copied for use at home.
We've got off to a great start in Year 5, tackling learning head on with enthusiasm!
We've started our science topic all about space and enjoyed making, with playdough, scaled models of the planets and their position in relation to the sun.
In English, we are reading a great book: Kensuke's Kingdom by the well-known author Michael Morpurgo. We will be using ideas from the text to help us develop our writing, focusing on setting descriptions and character descriptions before writing our own adventure story extracts. To help us with writing we have worked collaboratively, using prompts to create sentences with expanded noun phrases and adverbials. To develop our creativity further, outdoor learning helped us to experience a setting, thinking in depth about the senses.