Year Five

Hello, and welcome to Year Five!

Welcome back to our final term of the academic year! We are so impressed with the enthusiasm for learning and all the progress that each child has made so far this year. We thank you for your continued support.

As the weather gets warmer, please provide your child with a water bottle that is labelled with their name. Bottles can be refilled in school and taken home at the end of the week.

Please do not hesitate to come and ask if there are any questions that you might have. We are out on the playground before and after school. We do ask that you make an appointment via the office if you need a longer chat, as time is restricted.

Ms Hull and Mrs Akhtar

Ms L Hull

Teacher Year 5

Mrs M Akhtar

Teaching Assistant

Summer Term 2022

Maths Toggle

We move on from our Fraction and Percentages work to now look at Decimal numbers. We will be adding and subtracting with decimals within and over 1. Children will use their place value knowledge to help them understand what happens when we have to exchange between columns.

As always, to help your child at home, please continue to practise securing all the times tables as this will help immensely in all areas of their number work.

Literacy Toggle

We are reading Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce. We will use our fantasy discovery story to practise our comprehension skills, so that children gain a better understanding of what they read. We will also look at how word and punctuation choices impact the reader and how these writing techniques move the character and story forwards.

We will also encourage the consistent use of cursive handwriting through discrete handwriting lessons. This will continue to support your child’s natural writing flow and spelling accuracy.

History Toggle

We will be learning all about The Industrial Revolution. Children will learn about the biggest period of technological change there has ever been in the world! They will understand that the Industrial Revolution generated huge wealth for individual landowners and for the country, but that it would not have been possible without the hard work of slaves and factory workers.

Timetable

Monday Toggle
  • 9.05am – 10.00am: English
    10.00am – 11.00am: Maths
    11.00am – 11.20am: Break
    11.20am – 11.45am: Spellings
    11.45am – 12:30pm: Circle time
    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
    1.30pm – 2.30pm: Computers
    2.30pm – 3.00pm: Celebration assembly
Tuesday Toggle
  • 9.05am – 10.00am: Maths
    10.00am – 11.00am: English
    11.00am – 11.20am: Break
    11.20am – 11.45am: Spellings and handwriting
    11.45am – 12:30pm: Topic
    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
    1.30pm – 2.15pm: Science
    2.30pm – 3.00pm: Guided reading
Wednesday Toggle
  • 9.05am – 10.00am: Guided reading
    10.00am – 11.00am: English
    11.00am – 11.20am: Break
    11.20am – 11.45am: Spellings and handwriting
    11.45am – 12:30pm: Maths
    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
    1.30pm – 2.15pm: PSHE
    2.30pm – 3.00pm: RE
Thursday Toggle
  • 9.05am – 09.45am: Singing assembly
    10.00am – 11.00am: PE
    11.00am – 11.20am: Break
    11.20am – 11.45am: Spellings and handwriting
    11.45am – 12:30pm: Maths
    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
    1.30pm – 2.15pm: English
    2.30pm – 3.00pm: Topic or guided reading
Friday Toggle
  • 9.05am – 10.00am: English
    10.00am – 11.00am: Maths
    11.00am – 11.20am: Break
    11.20am – 11.45am: Spellings
    11.45am – 12:30pm: Guided reading, DT or art
    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
    1.30pm – 2.30pm: Music or MFL
    2.30pm – 3.00pm: Golden time

Additional information

PE Lessons Toggle

Your child’s PE lesson will be on Thursday afternoon.

Please ensure that children come into school in their uniforms to get changed in school. Can you please also ensure that your child has the correct PE kit (black shorts or leggings and white t-shirt). So that children are well prepared for each lesson, kits can be kept in school from Monday, then taken home at the end of the week.

Homework Toggle

Homework will be a task linked to your child’s current learning in class. Homework books will be handed out each Friday and needs to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.