Hello and welcome to Year 5’s webpage!
Here, you will find information about our weekly timetable and what we are learning in each subject this term. To see what we have been getting up to in the classroom this week, please see our blog.
Spring Term Curriculum
Literacy –Our text for this term is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. After only having read a couple of chapters, we are already hooked and I can’t wait to see what imaginative and magical writing the children will produce around this wonderful story. Our writing genres will include formal letters, newspaper reports, story writing, non-chronological reports and explanation texts.
Numeracy – We have begun the term with our topic on multiplication and division. This topic will involve the written methods of short and long multiplication and short division, as well as mental calculations and problem solving. We will then move on to working with fractions where we will focus on comparing and ordering fractions, multiplying and adding fractions, converting between mixed and improper fractions and learning that fractions have decimal equivalents. This will then lead on to introducing percentages. As always, we will be practising our times tables and mental skills daily.
Science –Our first topic this term is Forces. The children will have lots of opportunities to design and carry out practical investigations, looking at the effects of many forces including air resistance, water resistance, friction and gravity. After the half term break, we will then move on to studying living things and their habitats. This will involve looking at the life cycles of animals and the process of reproduction in plants and some animals.
RE – After completing our Christmas unit, we are now moving on to look at Baptism and the Parables and Sayings of Jesus. After half term, we will begin our preparations for Easter with our learning about Lent and Holy Week. To help with our baptism unit, children are welcome to bring in any photographs of their own baptism (or any that they might have attended) for our classroom display –thank you.
PE – This term, one of our PE slots has changed. Our PE days are now Tuesday (badminton) and Thursday (gymnastics). Please ensure that your child has their kit in school on these days and that earrings
Reading Records are due every Monday. This is when your Reading Premier League team will be awarded points based on how much you’v read over the week!
Your spelling and times table tests are every Friday. Make sure you remember to practise as much as you can!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Miss Frearson and Miss McGinn