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Blenhein Primary School

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 5!

 

L-R: Ms Seamons (Phase Leader), Ms Sayyed (Educational Assistant), Ms Doran (Teacher), Ms Wood (teacher) and Ms McWalter (Year 5 Facilitator). We also have a wonderful Learning Mentor, Mr Chowdhury (not pictured).

 

 

 What are Year 5 learning in Autumn 2?

 

Writing 

Our writers will be taken into faraway galaxies when they write their own sci-fi stories full of adventure. Later in the term, as part of the DT unit on food, children will be asked to write recipes and food reviews based on dishes they will cook.

Great readers become great writers, so make sure you are reading inspiring texts to spark your imagination and expose you to new vocabulary to use in your writing.

 

Maths

Mathematicians in Y5 will be working hard to cement their knowledge of multiplication and division, these will be presented through written calculations and word problems. Children will be encouraged to use different strategies, including bar models to help solve these. Pupils will be extending their fractions knowledge adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and recognising equivalent fractions.

Having secure foundations such as times table knowledge and number bonds will ensure our mathematicians are confident and successful throughout the year - daily practise on BBC bitesize, Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars will support this.

Reading 

Y5 readers will be immersed in the story of the War of the Worlds, gaining inspiration and ideas to develop their own Sci-fi narratives in writing. Through rich discussions and using wider reading strategies below, the readers will develop their understanding of the story. Year 5 will then be moving onto a novel study of Varjek Paw.

Daily reading and discussions about the world around us will support your child’s understanding, vocabulary and imagination. 

 

Science

Our scientists will be observing properties and changes of materials. They will participate in a hands-on workshop where they will make sweets and slime and develop an understanding about chemical reactions and polymers too. They will continue to develop their scientific skills by asking questions, making observations and drawing conclusions.

 

PE

In the second half of Autumn term, our athletes in Y5 will brush up on their athletic skills with Mr Kin, and complete a dance unit during indoor P.E. 5W and 5Mc and doing some funky disco dancing, groovy! 5D will learn some Bollywood moves- ask your child to teach you some of the moves!

Good daily habits such as a balanced nutritious diet, regular exercise and getting enough sleep will support their health and fitness. Getting active together and involving your child in food preparation is beneficial for the whole family! Our mini chefs will be involved in learning about nutrition and cooking nutritious healthy meals and snacks as part of a short DT unit at the end of term.

JIGSAW

Celebrating Differences is the theme for this half term citizens. Children will reflect and participate in discussions giving their point of view about cultural differences and how to respect other cultures. Children will share their thoughts on racism, bullying, name calling and rumours.

 

Computer Science

Year 5 pupils will also brush up their skills and knowledge in some short units of work. Our Computer Science unit sees children use Scratch to program their own creations and brush up on their e-safety skills.

 

P.E Days

 

Please come to school wearing you P.E kit (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers) .  Take note of the weather and make sure you dress appropriately for P.E.

5D- Ms Doran

5Mc- Ms McWalter

5W- Ms Wood

Tuesday (outdoor) Tuesday (outdoor)

Wednesday

Monday Friday Tuesday (outdoor)

 

Helpful Links:

  • Develop your maths skills through  Mathletics or Times Tables Rock Stars and fact fluency level you are on. If you have a 123 Maths log in, make sure you log on and practise key maths skills.
  • Practise your spelling by clicking on year 5 and 6, choose the spelling rule, play free games and write sentences with spelling words.
  • Log into your DuoLingo account for Spanish
  • Computing - Touch typing / Create a new game on Scratch
  • Don't forget there are also lots more fun activities on our subject pages!

 

 

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