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Welcome to Year 5!

I hope you have all had a fabulous summer! As you may be aware, I celebrated my wedding in Cyprus this summer and am returning to Penketh as Mrs Moores.

I am really looking forward to getting to know you better and begin our learning adventures.

Here is some important infromation to help settle into Year 5:

PE - will take place on Tuesday and Friday with our new Sports Coach - Sean. Please ensure that the correct PE kit is in school on these days, as children will not be allowed to borrow other's kits.

Additionally, Year 5 will have swimming lessons every Friday morning, so please make sure swimming kits and a snack packed for that day.

Snack and Lunch- is available to order every morning and can be paid for via the Parent Pay. Lunch will cost £2.30.

Uniform - please ensure children are wearing the correct uniform each day and suitable footwear. Please also make sure that children bring a coat to school with the Autumn months now looming and the temperature begins to drop.

Reading - in Year 5, I ask that children read every night - both independently and with parents. This will help them to improve their fluency as well as comprehension skills. It is important that home reading is recorded in homework diaries with the title and quanity of pages covered. Please note that if reading is not completed at home, children will be asked to read during their break time.

Homework Diaries - must be brought to school every day in order to check for reading and to convey any information or messages that are needed. It is also important to use these diaries as a form of communication if you have any queries.

Homework - English, My Maths (online) and spelling homework will be issued on a monday and collected on a Friday. If for any reason there is a problem with the homework, please make me aware using the Homework Diaries and I will work to resolve to problem.

Finally, I look forward to working with you - both children and parents alike.

If you need any furthe information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch, my door is always open!

Kind regards,

Mrs Moores 

Year 5 Class Teacher / SENCO

HT1 - The Struggle for Britain

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During this first term, Year 5 will begin their journey to the 'Dark Ages', where the struggle for Britain began. 

Britain, which was known as 'Briton' during this times, came under attack from Anglos, Saxons, Jutes, Franks, Scots and Picts and later the Vikings. 

Year 5 will begin their studies by looking at Anglo-Saxon civilisations and how the struggle for Britain shaped the world we live in today.

English- Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

During this term, Year 5 will be taking inspiration from Michael Morpurgo's Beowulf. This book brings together three Anglo-Saxon myths linked to the brave warrior - Beowulf. 

Long ago there was a Scandinavian warrior who fought three evils so powerful they could destroy whole kingdoms. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Beowulf single-handedly saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel and then from his sea-hag mother. But it is his third terrible battle, with the death-dragon of the deep, in which he truly meets his match. Lovers of heroes, monsters, and the drama of battle will find this retelling as enthralling as it is tragic.

This tale will provide Year 5 with the inspiration to write narratives, persuasive adverts and recount events. 

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Reading

Reading is an essential part of the English. Being able to decode, analyse and evaluate a text is really important, not just to reading but also to writing! The more you read - the greater your: vocabulary, grammar and composition. 

The class library has a wide selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction. If you are looking for a good read - come and see me for suggestions.

Remember, reading every night will make a difference to your reading and writing.

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Maths

To start the term, Year 5 will be looking at multiplication and division. This will begin with learning about multiples, prime numbers, factors and common numbers.

They will also look at what it means to square and cube numbers, as well as investigating which symbols are used to identify these numbers.

Once children are confident with these skills, we will move on to multiply increasingly large numbers by single and 2 digit numbers; including long multiplication methods.

In addition to this, we will learn to use various methods to divide up to 4 digit numbers.

Here are some websites to help:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor

 

 

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