Topics covered in Year 5 Summer Term 2019
We will continue to use the Literacy and Language scheme of work, in addition to supplemental materials from Nelson schemes. We will focus on writing the following text types: stories, non-chronological reports, play scripts and discussion texts.
Spellings will continue to be given out each Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Our Mathematics lessons from the Abacus scheme will focus on problem solving, written methods of calculation, fractions, decimals, coordinates, integers and rounding. Children should also ensure that they learn their times tables by heart, if they’ve not done so already.
This term we will complete our study of Animals Including Humans and begin our study of the Properties and Changes of Materials.
This term will focus on Blogging and Creating a Virtual Space.
In Art, we will be learning about Talking Textiles.
In Design and Technology, we will be learning to make Moving Toys.
In Geography, we will be learning about the local area.
In History, we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons.
PE will continue to be taught on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit and trainers in school on these days.
In PSHCE, the children will be learning more about themselves and relationships in general.
In French, the children will learn the vocabulary related to food and about sporting activities.
In RE, the children will be learning about People of Faith.
Homework will continue to be given out each Friday and expected back the following Monday. Please ensure that your child reads their reading book on a daily basis. The children will have access to the ‘Bug Club’ online reading resource and they have been provided with their own login/username. Homework is differentiated to meet the individual needs of your child. Should you have any questions or concerns about what your child is being given for Homework, please feel free to contact me directly and in person.
Bug Club & Mathletics
The children have access to the ‘Bug Club’ online reading resource and have been provided with their own login and username. The children also have access to Mathletics, an education website specialising in the improvement of pupils’ mathematical skills.
Please encourage your children to access both resources to develop their reading and mathematical skills.
Daily reading and reading journal
Please ensure your child reads on daily basis (including the weekend) for 20-30 minutes. Try to encourage them to read to you, even though they might think they are old for it! Your child is given a reading journal and we encourage you to write him/her a question based on their reading. The question could be about what happened in the story or could be a creative activity such as designing a poster to promote the book; writing a short poem or creating a cartoon strip. We are looking forward to your support and co-operation.
Mrs L Peach