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Autumn Term

 

 

Reading

 

We do expect that all children read everyday at home with someone.

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 thy have understood.

 

Book Bucks

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!).

English

In English this term we will be reading Alastair Humphrey's Great Adventurers. 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 detailed paragraphs using cohesion

  • Hook the reader using opening sentence

  • Use connectives to indicate the sequence of time

  • Plan a non-chronological report using sub-headings

  • Use commas to mark off adverbs, adverbial phrases & clauses

  • Respond appropriately to each other’s work

 

 

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As ever we are continuing to develop our sentence writing skills for instance through teaching Alan Peat sentence types.

Maths

This term the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding about:

  • Place value

  • Ordering numbers

  • Negative numbers

  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Addition and subtraction strategies

 

As usual we will continue to have a weekly focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving as well as arithmetic. 

IPC

 

Over the next half term year 5 will be following a unit of work called ‘The Holiday Show’. This is part of the International Primary Curriculum, and is based around specific targets for a variety of subjects.

 

We will be focusing on different aspects of Geography, Technology, History, International and Music.

 

 

In Geography, we’ll be finding out about:

  • Places and environments in the world around them
  • The main physical and human features and environmental issues
  • The geography of the area around the school
  • The major geographical features of their home country
  • How people affect the environment
  •  Geographical factors and their effects on people's lives

 

In History, we’ll be finding out about:

  • The characteristic features of particular periods and societies
  • The general history of the host country and home country
  • The characteristic features of a particular period in the history of the host country
  • The ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of people in the past

 

In Music, we'll be finding out about:

  • Musical expression and communication
  • A number of musicians - including some from their home country and the host country 
  •  Tuned and untuned instruments and playing them with control and rhythmical accuracy

 

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

 

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you. If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

 

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom. We also hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.

 

 

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PE

 

In year 5, this is on Tuesday afternoons. Pupils come to school in school uniform, but may go home in P.E kit.

Kit should only include:

- Navy blue or black jogging bottoms

- Plain White T shirt

- Trainers or pumps (for indoors and outdoors)

Also, if it has been raining - which, let's be honest, will be most days - children may also need to bring boots or wellies!

 

NO LOGOS OR BRANDED CLOTHING (including team strips)

 

During our P.E. sessions the children's safety is our priority.

No jewellery or watches may be worn and headscarves should be secured neatly.

 

Homework

Following our homework policy (a copy of which can be found on this site), pupils are expected to:

  • Read everyday. Reading Eggs is perfect for a reading activity at home

  • Learn the times table they are currently working on. All children have access to Mathletics at school and home. Learning activities are set at regular intervals

  • Learn their weekly spellings using look, say, cover, write, check - then to use each spelling in a sentence that makes sense

  • Continue to work on their IPC project.

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