Our Class – Year 5

 

Hello and welcome to Year 5’s webpage!

 

Autumn Term Curriculum

Literacy

Our text for this term is The Jamie Drake Equation.

“How amazing would it be to have a dad who’s an astronaut?

Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake’s dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it’s cool but he just really misses him…

Hanging out at his local observatory, Jamie picks up a strange signal on his phone. It looks like alien life is getting closer to home. But space is a dangerous place and when his dad’s mission goes wrong, can Jamie prove that he’s a hero too?

A cosmic adventure for anyone who’s ever looked at the stars, from the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright.”

We are using this great story as a stimulus for writing and developing our knowledge of the grammar skills used in Year 5.

Maths

In Maths this term, we are focusing on core mathematical skills. Year 5 has begun to develop place value skills and use them for rounding and negative numbers.

R.E.

Our focus during R.E. lessons this term begins with the story of creation and looking in depth at the book of Genesis. Later this term, we will study some of the miracles of Jesus and the Sacrament of the Sick.

Science

Our first topic of Earth and Space concentrates on the local area of our solar system and how our planet moves. We will be also studying properties of materials and their potential uses later in the term.

PE

Tuesday: disc sports

Wednesday: orienteering

 

 

Don’t Forget!

Reading Records are due every Monday. You are responsible for reading 5 times through the week for at least 15 minutes. Before records come back on a Monday, please make sure they are signed by an adult, even if you have read less than five times.

Your spelling tests are every Friday and your times table homework is due on a Wednesday. Make sure you remember to practise as much as you can! Homework for each week can be found here if the physical sheets are lost.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks,

Mr Rolison and Miss McGinn