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Welcome to Year 5 with Mrs Hall, Mrs Bradley and Mrs Moore

Summer 1: This half term we are reading:


Welcome to our Year 5 Class page. 

This page will be updated every half term to help keep you up to date with the topics we will be working on in class. We will also post links to helpful websites to support our learning, parent newsletters and a copy of the spellings for the half term. 


Don't forget to log-in to Teams every morning from 8.50am.  Our weekly timetable will be in the General files and all other work will be uploaded to the different channels as we go along.  

If you have any concerns, please use the 'chat' facility or the Parent Channel and we'll do our best to answer as promptly as we can. 

Homework in Year Five

The children would usually have home reading books, Spelling Log Books, times tables practise, English and My Maths homework on a weekly basis. 

Obviously, homework is different at the moment.  Please keep reading as much as possible and Times Tables Rock Stars is also still available.

Spelling Logbooks can still be used to log spellings and practise the weekly lists.

Links to Support Learning in English

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Summer 1: Geography

    North America (USA and Canada)

During this term, Year 5 will be learning about the countries and cities of North America. We will investigate:

  • the main geographical features, including major cities, of this massive continent
  • the similarities and differences between a region of North America and a region of the UK
  • different ways of looking at North America - maps, Google Earth, etc.

Summer 1: Science

Our topic this half-term is:

Living Things and Their Habitats

We will be learning about:

  • the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.   
  • the reproduction process in some plants and animals.   
  • the work of David Attenborough and Jane Goodall.

101 Books to Read

Summer 1: This half term we are continuing to read our class novel: Brightstorm, which is one of the books from our '101 Books to Read Before You Leave Penketh Primary'. We will mainly be using the book to explore reading and comprehension skills.

As well as this, we will be using Pie Corbett's Home Learning Unit - 'The Game', by Maria Richards.  This is a Jumanji style story and we're really looking forward to exploring this adventurous writing experience!  This story will inspire our writing, especially focusing on the use of relative clauses.

Class Newsletter/MTP Overview

Long Term Planning 2019-20

Summer 1: Spellings

Summer 1: Maths

Revision Topics

We will learn to:

  • read and write decimal numbers
  • compare decimal numbers to find which is greater and smaller
  • add and subtract decimals before turning decimals into fractions
  •  round decimals to the nearest whole number and decimal position
  • Solve problems
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers, using formal written methods
  • Measure and calculate the area and perimeter of basic and compound shapes
  • Add/subtract fractions with the same and different denominators
  • Find common denominators in fractions
  • Convert improper fractions into mixed numbers and back again

Links to Support Math's Learning

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Prior Learning: Use links to revisit some of the texts we have shared

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Prior Learning: Use these links to revisit Y5 maths units

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Year 5 Prior Learning and Revision Corner: History Science Geography

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Year 5 Planning/Newsletter Archive

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