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Welcome to Year 5!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!

I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and made memories to last a life time.

Here is some important infromation for 2019:

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.

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 - winter's coming!

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  your continued support..

If you need any further 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

HT3 - Mayan Civilisation

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During this term, Year 5 will begin their journey across the Atlantic to Central America.

Having understood what was happening in Britain during the Dark Ages (Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for power), Year 5 will now enquire as to what was happening in Central America at the same time. 

Which civilisation was more advanced? What were the Maya doing whilst Vikings and Anglo-Saxons were fighting for territory?

Science

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In addition to our Geography and History units, Year 5 will be looking beyond the clouds to learn about Earth and Space and think about:

Is the Earth flat or sphere? How do we know? What scientific evidence is there to prove these theories?

Why is there night and day?

How do planets in the solar system move?

 

English

During this term, Year 5 will be taking inspiration from a collection of books including: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, The Chocolate Tree (Maya Folktale), Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. 

They will use these texts to write newsreports, persuasive arguments and descriptive narratives.

 

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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

This term, we will be learning how:

  • interpret the information presented in tables and graphs 
  • divide to make fractions
  • understand the difference between improper and mixed number fractions 
  • find equivalent fractions
  • add and subtract fractions

At the end of last term, I provided all children with an account to Times Table Rockstars. Times table knowledge is really important to learning about fractions, so I encourage all pupils to log on and practise their times table skills.

https://ttrockstars.com/home

 

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