Year 5 2017-2018

Miss Knowles

Year 5

Teacher: Miss Knowles

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Marshall

Curriculum

Learning Challenge

This term's learning challenge focus this term is 'The Final Frontier' which is covered through various cross-curricular subjects this Summer term.  We shall be learning about space, specifically looking at the Sun, Moon and Earth and finding evidence to support theories from the past and present.

Literacy

Linking to the topic of 'The Final Frontier', we shall be using a class novel as our reading and writing stimulus this term.  The book is 'Cosmic' (by Frank Cotterall Boyce) where we shall be looking at a range of writing genres (both fiction and non-fiction). We will be enhancing reading skills as well as writing balanced arguments a biographies based on the text we read.

Numeracy

For our Numeracy topics this term, we are focusing on 'Fractions' where we are converting fractions into decimals and mixed numbers. We will also be using the four different operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to complete fraction problems.

As always, we will be practicing and developing secure knowledge of our time tables using TT Rockstars.  Your child can use their school login details with the link below to practice their time tables at home:

TT Rockstars - Multiplication login page

Homework

Homework is set every six weeks (half termly) giving your child and yourself time and opportunity to produce quality pieces.  The latest homework challenges can be found on the link below to remind you off the six subject challenges:

Summer 1 Homework Challenges

In addition to homework, using the link below, your child can use their Purple Mash login details to complete and addition subject challenges of their choice using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or any challenges a teacher has set on Purple Mash:

Purple Mash login page

Reading Books

Reading books are changed on a continual basis, as and when your child has finished their book.  The teaching staff will assist your child in changing the reading book to the correct level of challenge for their reading ability. It is important for children to read on a regular basis as it will enhance their learning in other areas of the curriculum.

P.E and Swimming Kits

Finally, please ensure that your child has a P.E kit in school every week as we have Yoga every Tuesday afternoon in Year 5 and swimming on a Thursday afternoon.

The P.E kit should consist of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

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