Welcome back to our final term in year 5 at Marshfield.
We hope that everyone has had a relaxing break and that all the children are ready to work hard. There are lots of exciting learning opportunities in store.
In English this term we will be reading a story based on issues and dilemmas called 'Sam's Duck' by Michael Morpurgo. We will also be learning to:
Recognise & use key words/phrases/ ideas to summarise a paragraph
Use adjectives & adverbs created by adding suffixes such as –ful & -ly
Write a detailed description of settings and characters
Hook the reader using opening sentence
Use connectives to indicate the sequence of time
Plan a story using headings and storyboards
Use flashback as a story feature
Write in paragraphs
Use commas to mark adverbs, adverbial phrases & clauses
Respond appropriately to each other’s work
This term the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding about:
As usual we will continue to have a weekly focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving as well as arithmetic.
Some of the key objectives are:
different units of metric
measure (for example,
kilometre and metre;
centimetre and metre;
millimetre; gram and
kilogram; litre and
Understand and use
metric units and
common imperial units
such as inches, pounds
Measure and calculate
the perimeter of
shapes in centimetres
Calculate and compare
the area of rectangles
(including squares), and
using standard units,
(cm2) and square
metres (m2) and
estimate the area of
Know angles are
measured in degrees:
estimate and compare
acute, obtuse and reflex
Each child has a planner that you will be able to write positive comments in about how well your child has been reading and understanding what they have read. Please ask them questions to help check that they have understood.
There are rewards for 20, 50 and 100 Book Bucks.
Please remind your child of the fabulous rewards for achieving these reading milestones and check that they are completing the associated reading activities. ( There is a lovely selection of activities in our homework books, although this is not an exhaustive list).
We live, work and play in and around all sorts of structures, but have you ever stopped to think about how these buildings are created? Throughout history great structures have been designed using only paper and drawing tools. But times have changed, and computers have transformed the work of architects and engineers. In this unit we’ll be using ICT and computing to ﬁnd out how.
In ICT & Computing, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
In International, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
Following our homework policy ( a copy of which can be found on this site), pupils are expected to:
Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs.
For those children who have access to the internet at home, they have the opportunity to work on activities using these websites which will support the learning we are doing in class. May we remind parents that children are not to share their usernames or password with anyone.
This term as well as applying our research skills to all relevant topics, our IPC topic is heavily weighted towards using computers.
Watch this space as well as Twitter for updates.