Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to the Year five Homepage! Below you will find information on the Year five curriculum, fun games to strengthen understanding and updates relating to Year five
Literacy, Language and Communication
The book we will be focusing on this term is ‘Street Child’. We will cover this book through a series of fun and engaging activities. Children will gain an understanding of living on the streets of Victorian Britain, the hardships and the rise of industry. The children read in weekly guided reading sessions and it is recommended that children read for a minimum of 10 minutes each night at home. The children regularly practise their comprehension skills within lessons and to further enhance these skills, comprehension tasks will be set as homework.
Mathematics and Numeracy
This term we will be focusing on applying our mathematical skills across a variety of contexts whilst perfecting our understanding of reasoning problems. They will apply their mathematical knowledge to understand fractions, decimals and percentages, understand and calculate different ratios. They will also look at negative numbers in the context of temperature. We will continue our work using the ‘solving steps’ to perfect our understanding of reasoning problems and how best to tackle them.
Science and Technology
In Science and Technology the children will be focusing on the human body and how it changes. They will be investigating the human skeleton including bones, muscles and organs. They will complete investigations comparing jumping height and comparing bones.
Check out these fab games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index.shtml?muscles
Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday. As well as daily reading and spelling practice at home there will usually be a piece of Literacy, Numeracy, Science or Project work to be completed.
P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday. During hockey (Thursday) I would recommend that your child wears shin pads and a gum shield.