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Welcome to Year 5's class page. 

Year 5 are a hard-working, respectful and inquisitive class and we like to have some fun on the way! 

This page will be updated every half term to keep you up-to-date with what we are learning. 

Look out for helpful websites that may help you to support your child's learning at home and our spellings for this half term. 

ENGLISH

This half term, our writing unit will focus on myths with a focus on creating characters and settings. Whilst learning about what a myth is, we will be exploring lots of new vocabulary and applying these to our own myths. Grammar and Punctuation skills will focus on continuing to learn about: expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, linking ideas across paragraphs and using commas to clarify. We are very excited to be reading 'Authur and The Golden Rope' to support our writing. 

arthur and the golden rope

MATHS

As mathematicians, we will be learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be comparing and ordering, adding and subtracting, and multiplying fractions, understanding thousandths, rounding and ordering and comparing decimals. and we will be using all of this knowledge to find percentages. 

READING

We will be reading 2 books as a class this half term- Malamander by Thomas Taylor and The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford. 

malamander1000 yera old boy

SPELLINGS

Please click on the documents to see the spelling lists for this half term. A copy has also been sent home.

SCIENCE

As Scientists, we be learning all about forces. We will:

·         Learn what gravity is.

·         Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction between moving surfaces.

forces

HOMEWORK

Homework will be given out on a Monday to be completed and returned by Thursday. There will be an online Maths homework and a Grammar homework to be completed in your child's homework book. Your child will also have spellings and should aim to read at least 5x a week. 

History, P.E, PSHE, Art, R.E, Computing, Spanish

In History, we will be learning about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We will be learning where Vikings came from and why they invaded Britain, and describing aspects of their life. We will also be exploring what happened  to Britain when the Romans left, and what the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons left behind. 

In P.E, we will be practising gymnastics. 

In Art, we are studing the great Jean-Michel Basquiat and learning to use printing as a technique for art.

In R.E, we will be considering the question, 'What might Hindus learn from stories about Krishna?' 

During our Computing lessons, we will learn how to use PowerPoint and Microsoft Word to create presentations and present information.

In Spanish, we will be exploring the market, and how to say different healthy foods. 

vikigns
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