Hello everyone, welcome to the Spring term in Year 5.
The class teacher for 5MG is Mr Griffiths and the class teacher for 5VG is Miss Gillanders.
Other adults in Year 5 are Mr Heritage, Mrs Arshad, Mrs James, Mrs Lee, Mrs Le Cras, Mrs Hunter and Mrs Tyagi.
Library day for 5MG and 5VG is Thursday. Library books can be exchanged on this day.
If you have questions or need to discuss anything, please see us after school or make an appointment via the school office.
The school gates open at 8.30am and registration time is 8.40am. It is expected that children will be in their classroom and ready to learn by 8.40am. Children will be marked as late if they are not in class when the register is taken.
5MG does PE on a Wednesday and Thursday, and 5VG does PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please note that PE kits must always be in school in case this changes or additional PE or sporting activities occur. Please note that jewellery must not be worn, and earrings that cannot be removed must be covered by micropore tape. If children are not in the appropriate PE kit or cannot remove or cover jewellery then they will not be permitted to take part in the PE lesson.
Children should be wearing appropriate school uniform as per the school uniform policy which can be found below. Please ensure that all uniform items are named.
Children should have appropriate water bottles in school during the summer term containing only plain water. Children should also have a healthy snack for break time, for example fruit or rice cakes.
Library Book Reviews
During the year children will be working together to review new books in the library. This will help children develop their love of reading and their understanding of a wider range of books.
The first book to be reviewed is Public Enemy Number Two by Anthony Horowitz. The following is the children's review.
Public Enemy Number Two is a book written by Anthony Horowitz, it's got a fantastic cover and blurb which create suspense. I like the suspense in the book as well as the humorous jokes which are perfect to make your day! The new version could be improved by adding illustrations for lower aged people.
Our current unit of English work is using a book called The Explorer by Katherine Rundell as a stimulus. The book tells the story of four children who are stranded in the Amazon Jungle after a plane crash and have to work together to survive and make their way out of the jungle.
We will practice our skills of writing correctly for the audience and purpose, and using consistent tense throughout a piece of work. We will also be learning about adverbials of time and place and the skill of personification. We will practice using expanded noun phrases and also practice our use of commas and brackets for parenthesis so that they are integrated fluently into our writing. Finally, we will continue to develop our skills of planning and developing our initial ideas.
Spellings w/c 3rd & 10th February
This week the focus is on homophones. It is important the children understand the definitions and meaning of these words in context to then understand the correct spelling.
steel / steal
alter / altar
led / lead
assent / ascent
bridal / bridle
Spellings w/c 27th January
Our focus for this week are the word endings 'ibly' and 'ably.' This week builds upon spelling work from earlier in the year when we practiced words ending in 'ible' and 'able.' We will be learning the spelling rules associated with these endings and practice using these endings in our writing.
Spellings w/c 20th January
Our focus this week are words which don't follow spelling patterns/rules. The words to practice this week are:
Spellings w/c 13th January
This week we will be practicing spellings based on subjects. These will be individual to each child, as the children will be developing their own spelling list based on spellings that they have got incorrect previously.
Spellings w/c 6th January
'E' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.
Spellings w/c 9th December
This week the children will be working on their own spelling lists. These lists are compiled from frequently mis-spelled words from English work and words that the children have not got correct during their spelling tests..
Spellings w/c 2nd December
This week we will be practicing the 'd' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. These are:
Spellings w/c 25th November
The focus this week is to learn about and practice the use of hyphens. Our words to practice are:
Spellings weeks commencing 11th & 18th November
During these two weeks we will be learning the 'b' and 'c' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.
Spellings weeks 14th & 21st October
During these two weeks, we will be practicing the 'a' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.
Spellings w/c 7th October
isle / aisle
aloud / allowed
affect / effect
herd / heard
past / passed
Please practice these spellings in a sentence, so that you understand the context in which these words are used.
Spellings w/c 30th September
Our focus this week is to learn about words with endings 'ible' and 'able'.
For example; terrible and valuable.
At home, please research words with these endings and practice the spellings.
Spellings w/c 23rd September.
This week we are learning about words with their origins in other languages.
Our focus words are:
Spellings w/c 9th September
Spellings w/c 16th September
This week we are investigating words with silent letters. Children should investigate and practice spelling at home words with a silent:
b - for example 'climb'
g - for example 'wrong'
k - for example 'knew'
t - for example 'listen'
w - for example 'wrong'
Please find below our Maths plan for this year and the order in which the subjects will be taught.
Our new Maths unit of work is Fractions. This is an extensive unit of work covering a wide range of subject knowledge. The plan below details what will be taught and how the key concepts will be taught. If you would like a printed copy of the plan to work with your child on, or if you or child have any questions please don't hesitate to talk to us.
It is important that times tables continue to be practiced at home. The fluency of times tables, along with the associated number facts are essential for good progress through Year 5 and beyond.