Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 5
What have Year 5 been getting up to?

English  This term, we will be reading Cosmic.  This is a fantastic book with strong characters and we will be using this to deepen our understanding of integrating character description within a text.  We will also be developing cohesion within and between paragraphs.  Excitingly, we will also be studying a 2nd text during the term to improve our knowledge of non-fiction writing,  We will also continue to teach reading and comprehension skills as a whole class and on a one to one basis, as well as focusing on grammar, punctuation and spellings.

Maths  This term we will be learning about geometry and position and movement.  It will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to apply their learning from Term 3 in Computing where we learned about tessellation. They will learn how to use protractors and rules about the properties of shapes. In our regular maths skills checks, we will continue to work on mental arithmetic skills, multiplication and division as well as knowledge of shape and space.

History  This term, we will be learning about how Victorian ingenuity changed our world. We will be looking at a range of inventions and how society was impacted now and then as a result.

Geography  There is no geography focus this term.

Science  We will be using our core text, Cosmic, to support our science learning this term. We will be learning about Earth and Space.  To celebrate British Science week, and support our science learning we will be taking a trip to the Observatory Science Centre where children will take part in workshops learning about how robots are used in space exploration.

Computing  Coding and programming using the ‘Switched on Computing’ scheme in addition to ongoing online safety learning.  We will be using Scratch to develop algorithms, critically evaluate and debug them.  We will use a range of technical skills and develop Computing vocabulary.

R.E  This term we are going to be developing our understanding of Christianity itself.  We will be delving deeper into ideas about salvation and what Jesus’s death and resurrection means to us.

P.S.H.E  This term we will be developing our knowledge about diversity, the differences between facts and opinions and learning about our rights, responsibilities and duties.  This will link to our learning about our British Values and our school’s Christian values.

M.F.L  The children will be using the Euro Stars programme to learn and practise new vocabulary in lots of different ways to build their confidence in French.  Our unit for this term is Scene de Plage.

P.E  This term, we will be learning Hand Ball. 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 Mr Gillinder, a specialist forest school teacher.

Art and D.T This term, our focus will be on printing and children will be working with Mrs Clements to create gel prints inspired by our core texts.

Music  Children will work on a variety of musical skills and vocabulary. Alongside learning about the work of different composers, and music history and creating their own compositions.

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.