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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

We would like to take this opportunity to say hello and extend a warm welcome to the children and parents joining us in Year 5 this year. We have lots of exciting things planned and hope your children will share these experiences with you on a regular basis.

Year 5 is a hugely important year in your school life. Being in Upper key Stage Two, the children have a responsibility to be role models to the younger pupils. They will experience new opportunities and challenges throughout the year, both inside and outside of the classroom. These will help them to develop and evolve both as learners and as the young adults they are transforming in to.

Year 5 Staff

The Year 5 Team:

Miss Nkundo

Mr Kelly

Mrs Llewellyn

What are Year 5 learning?

Maths

We have been continuing our work on fractions decimals and percentages this half-term. We have been looking at rounding, ordering and comparing decimal numbers and how to convert them into fractions. We are looking forward to introducing percentages and how they relate to both fractions and decimals.

Science

In science, we have been looking at our Biology topic of Living Things and their Habitats. We began the topic by learning about the life cycles of different types of animals such as amphibians and mammals. We also looked at how they are similar and different. We will also be looking at the stages of the life cycle of humans over this topic.

 

Topic: 

We have recently begun our Geography topic in year 5. We have started investigating the rainforests of the world. We are now able to identify the different layers a rainforest and name the characteristics of these layers. We will soon be looking at how to keep our rainforests safe, avoiding deforestation and ensuring the wide range of animals have a safe place to live. – Vital skills to have in this day in age.

Computing

In computing, we are making robots with Lego WeDo. In the photo we are racing cars that start with a motion sensor. 

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PE

P.E. Days for Year 5 – Tuesday and Thursday.

Full kit is required to be worn to school on both days.

P.E. Kit includes – Plain Navy Tracksuit Bottoms, Plain Navy Sweatshirt, Navy Shorts, White Polo Shirt Top, Black Plimsolls or Plain White/Black Trainers (no logos please)

 

Homework / Home Reading

Each week homework will be given as follows:

English homework is uploaded every Friday on Google Classroom to be submitted the following Friday.

Maths homework is uploaded every Friday on MyMaths to be submitted the following Friday.

One piece of R.E. Homework will be set on Google Classroom every half term. It will be set on a Friday to be submitted the following Tuesday.                          

Home reading – Home reading books must be read with an adult and signed each week. They will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned by Tuesday.

 The children should also complete 20 minutes of daily reading.

Topic Related Projects are often given over holiday periods.

Times tables are practised regularly in class and it would be beneficial if they practice at home also. These are tested every Friday.