Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 5
What have Year 5 been getting up to?

English  This term, we will be reading Rooftoppers¸ continuing work on inference skills and developing understanding of figurative language.  We will also continue to teach reading and comprehension skills as a whole class and on a one to one basis and focus on grammar, punctuation and spellings. Children are encouraged to borrow books from school and can take books from the classroom home.

Maths  This term children will build on their knowledge addition and subtraction, building up to using formal written methods, using the Singapore maths approach. We will then be applying these methods to word problems. Fluency in essential skills such as times tables and telling the time should be worked on at home throughout the year if children are not yet competent.

History  ​There is no history focus this term.

Geography  We will continue to be exploring rivers this term.  Our overarching question for the term is: How are rivers formed and how are they changing?  To answer this, we will be looking at different types of erosion and the water cycle.

Science  We will be using our core text, Rooftoppers to support our science learning this term. We will be deepening out learning about forces, focussing on water resistance and gravity.  There will be lots of practical experiments as well as a focus on developing scientific reasoning skills.

Computing  We will be doing coding and programming using the ‘Switched on Computing’ scheme in addition to ongoing onlin e safety learning.

R.E  This term we are looking at Jesus and his role, for Christians, as a Messiah. Our value for this term is peace and we will be learning about this in Collective Worship.

P.S.H.E This year we will be developing our knowledge about diversity, the differences between facts and opinions and learning about our rights, responsibilities and duties.

M.F.L  The children will be using the Euro Stars programme as well as games, songs, video clips and stories to learn and practise new vocabulary in lots of different ways to build their confidence in French.  This term, our unit’s focus will be music and musical instruments.

P.E  We will be swimming in terms 1, 2 and 3.  Devon will swim on a Monday and Wiltshire and Sussex will swim on a Thursday. Alongside this, we will be developing our sports hall athletics skills in class P.E. sessions. Please ensure that a full PE kit is in school every day as our timetable for PE lessons can vary on a weekly basis. Year 5 children will also participate in Forest School sessions during the term on Friday afternoons, these are led by a specialist forest school teacher.

Art and D.T  This term, our focus will be on accurate drawing and we will be learning about 3D drawing techniques.

Music  ​Children will be working on a variety of musical skills such as rhythm, meter and conducting.

We'll also be practisnig for the Christmas production, Year 5 will be takinf on the speaking parts so scripts and song words will be coming soon!

Home Learning

On a Wednesday...      

- Please return your child’s Home Learning file, Home Learning Diary and reading book.
- In class we will have a weekly spelling and times tables check.
- Buster Book Club bookmark sent home, please read and enjoy a book from home.

On a Thursday...            

- Please sign and return your child’s Buster Book Club bookmark.

- Home Learning set and Home Learning file, Home Learning Diary and reading book are sent home.

Year 5 Home Learning Overview

Daily Reading – Reading Record in Home Learning File to be signed by weekly by an adult.

8 Spellings a week (5 statutory, 2 topic, 1 wizard word. Write definition of topic and wizard words. Additional challenge to write all spelling words correctly within a paragraph)

Mathletics/multiplications & division facts -

Fortnightly comprehension task.