Welcome to the Year 5 Page
‘Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.’ (Mason Cooley)
At the moment things are very different, but remember to keep revising and remember to keep reading... you can always escape in a good book! I look forward to hearing about the book adventures you have been on, when we are all back together!
The class novel 'Tom's Midnight Garden' is due back in 8th July. It can be returned, when your child comes in to school, if they are now back at school or it can be posted in the black post box, outside the office, if your child is not currently back. Please make sure you put in a slip of paper with your child's name and year group on, so that we can check it against our list and tick off.
PE kits - All PE kits must be in on a Monday morning and taken home on a Friday to be washed.
Reading - Students must read to an adult everyday, with their reading records signed.
Planners - These must be signed at the end of each week and shall be checked every Tuesday morning
Ukuleles need to be brought in to school every Tuesday
Monday - Maths homework, due in on the Wednesday
Tuesday- SPaG homework, due in on the Thursday
Wednesday - English homework, due in on the Friday
Friday - Comprehension homework, due in on the Tuesday
Friday- Spelling homework, due in the following Friday
Homework club will be on every lunch 12-12:30 in the Year 5 classroom where they can have support if they are struggling or don't have time on an evening. No excuses!
Areas we have been covering over the past few weeks and areas we will be covering next:
Descriptive writing: the children could write a narrative or a descriptive account of ‘When the World Stood Still’. They know how to use adjective, adverbs, similes and personification to describe the changes and experiences. They could research the changes in the environment and wildlife, to support with this.
SPAG: The children should continue to revise from their dictionaries and books. They can revise all areas and create mind maps on the following:
- subject, verb and object
- word classes- nouns, adverbs, determiners, verbs, adjectives and pronouns
-relative clauses and pronouns
- subjunctive (this is an area still to cover but they can research it)
- perfect, progressive, simple verb tenses (another area to cover but they could research and learn the rules)
They could create mind maps on what we have covered:
- fractions, decimals and percentages
- data handling- graphs, charts and tables
- angles in a full turn and on a straight line
- if they have a protractor, they could practise drawing acute, obtuse and reflex angles. They could look for different angles around the house and name them
-four operations- they need to be continuing to practise these, if possible.
-transformations- reflect and translation
- coordinates in the four quadrants
Areas to cover next:
Measures- children could measure items around the house and in the garden. Let them use a tape measure, if you have one, and they can measure length in centimetres, meters, millimetres, inches and feet (conversions are in their dictionaries)
Get the children cooking and baking with you; they can use scales to measure in grams, kilograms, pounds and ounces.
Children could measure liquids, using a measuring jug.
Time- although we don’t cover telling and reading the time, as such, it’s always useful to regularly ask the children to tell you the time and asking questions, such as: how many hours/minutes until tea? How long was the news on for? How many seconds would that be?