Year 5

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2, Week 4)

English – The Last Wild

Linked to our class text, 'The Last Wild', the children have written a diary from the point of view of the main character. In our grammar lessons we have also recapped writing in the past tense and different sentence types using fronted adverbials, relative clauses and adverbial phrases.

At home you can: read at home and learn your spellings.

Maths – Fractions and Decimals

This week we have focused on fractions of amounts and moved onto decimals.

At home you can: Go on Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars

Home Learning ideas for next week

Science

For homework this week, we’ve asked the children to carry out research around the Science Week theme of ‘Journey’.

Curriculum info and map

Things you can do with your child:
  • Read at home
  • Practise timetables and identify one they want to focus on.
  • Get them to talk about what they are learning; if they can talk about it they understand it.

Workshops

Below please find the presentation from the Year 5 parent workshops.

Meet the teachers

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What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2, Week 2)

World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day the children made hats that represented their favourite book/characters and wrote book reviews. The hats added interest and colour to the day!

PE

In PE the children are benefiting from receiving cricket coaching from a cricket coach.

English – The Last Wild

Linked to our class text, 'The Last Wild', the children have looked at the features of adverts and created their own adverts to advertise Spectrum Hall.

At home you can: look out for adverts and spot the features used, learn your spellings.

Maths – Fractions

This week we have focused on subtracting fractions.

At home you can: Go on Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

For homework this week we’ve asked the children to create their own advert.

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1, Week 7)

 English

Linked to our work on the Iron Giant, the children have taken part in some drama activities and produced a short story about their own robot.

At home you can: read a range of texts, learn your spellings.

Maths – Fractions

This week we have focused on fractions including ordering and comparing fractions.

At home you can: Discuss when we come across/use fractions in everyday life, learn times tables and go on Mathletics.

Home Learning ideas for next week

DT – Uganda and Ukraine

For homework this week the children  have been asked to design a bag for life and bring in an old t-shirt as a  basis for their bag (USA and Uruguay will do this after half term).

Mathletics – USA and Uruguay

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 4)

 Foodshare Foodbank

In Year 5 we were delighted to have a visit from the Foodshare charity . They spoke to all Year 5 classes about the work they do to tackle food waste and fight hunger.

PE

In PE the children are developing their netball skills and the rules of High Five.

English – The Iron Giant

This week we have been introduced to a new text type: balanced arguments. Having looked at several examples we wrote our own balanced argument about whether or not The Iron Giant should be allowed to come and live in Brighton.

At home you can: read a range of texts, learn your spellings.

Maths – Multiplication

This week we have focused on multiplication, covering mental methods and formal written methods to solve multiplication questions. We have then applied this to solve a range of challenge questions/problems.  

At home you can: Practise times tables and go on Mathletics

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

For homework this week we’ve asked the children to write a balanced argument. They can choose from:

Should children be allowed to choose their own bedtimes?

Should children be allowed mobile phones in school?

What have we been learning this week?

(Spring 1 Week 3)

 Topic

On Monday we started our new topic ‘What a load of rubbish!’ where we will be learning about different biomes, climate change, global warming, carbon footprints and recycling. As an introduction, each group worked as researchers for a travel agency, to help boost tourism to different parts of the world. They then presented their findings to the rest of the class.  They made all areas of the world sound fascinating!

English – The Iron Giant

This week we started our work based on ‘The Iron Giant’. We watched the film and compared the start of the film with the start on ‘The Iron Man’ , the book on which it is based. The start of the film was the inspiration for some great setting descriptions.

At home you can: read a range of texts, learn your spellings.

Maths – Division

This week we have focused on division, covering mental methods and formal written methods to solve division questions. We have then applied this to solve a range of challenge questions/problems.  

At home you can: Practise times tables and go on Mathletics

Home Learning ideas for next week

RE

In RE we have been learning about Hinduism. To enhance our learning further, we would like you to present some homework about Hindu deities. You can decide whether to focus on just one deity in detail or to look at several different ones in less detail.

Spellings

Times Tables.

What have we been learning this week?

(Spring 1 Week 2)

 

One World Week

As part of One World Week, we have looked at what it means to be a good global citizen and pledges to help make the world a better place. Year 5 have specifically been looking at poverty. We have researched poverty around the world and how some people go hungry both here and abroad. We looked at the causes of poverty, what that might look like in different parts of the world and what it might feel like.

English – Poetry

This week we held our year 5 Poetry Slam. Every child took part in their class competition and put forward two entries to our final in the hall. They were fantastic! Well done to all the winners. The children then all wrote a poem from the point of view of a piece of rubbish!

At home you can: read a range of poems, or listen to poems online.

Maths – Area and Perimeter

This week we have learnt how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles and composite shapes. We have then applied this to real life examples for example how much carpet would need to be bought to re-carpet a room.

At home you can: Practise times tables and go on Mathletics

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 6)

 

Oh What a Knight

This week was production week! With three performances to parents and additional performances to Years 3, 4 and 6 the children certainly have had a busy week. They really rose to the occasion and put on a great show.

However, we have still managed to fit in some work:

English – The Outsiders

This week the children have been planning and writing their own ending to ‘The Outsiders’. The show must have brought out their creative side because the quality of writing has been impressive.

At home you can: read a range of fiction text types, pointing out how speech has been laid out.

Maths – word problems

This week we have been using our knowledge of the four operations solve word problems. To help understand the problems we have used practical resources, the bar model and drawn pictures.

At home you can: Practise times tables.

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

This week we have asked the children to be theatre critics and write a review of ‘Oh What a Knight’. We look forward to reading their reviews.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 5)

Oh What a Knight

This week Year 5 have been preparing for the Year 5 production ‘Oh What a Knight’.  The children have been rehearsing their parts and helping to make props.

English – The Outsiders

In Literacy this week we have continued with our core text, ‘The Outsiders’ set in Ancient Greece. We have used all the grammar and sentence level skills we have learnt to produce a longer piece of creative writing about going back in time.

At home you can: read a range of fiction text types, pointing out how speech has been laid out.

Maths – Multiplication & division

This week we have been learning how to solve multiplication and division calculations using formal written methods.

At home you can: Practise times tables.

ART

USA and Uruguay have been working on their water colour masterpieces inspired by Turner (Uganda and Ukraine did these in Autumn 1)

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

Our spelling words from homework this week are a selection of words from the year group spelling lists (a copy of the full Year 5/6 and Year 3/4 lists are in your child’s homework book).

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 1)

English – The Outsiders

In Literacy this week we have started our new core text, ‘The Outsiders’ set in Ancient Greece. We have also been looking at the features of a non-chronological report ready to produce our own on Ancient Greece.  We are also continuing our focus on accurate punctuation.

At home you can: read a range of non-fiction text types, pointing out how they have been structured.

Maths – Statistics

This week we have been recapping telling the time, ready for our work on reading and interpreting timetables.

At home you can: Practise telling the time.

Greek Work shop

On Friday we had a special visitor – Sir Teachalot. He taught us a lot about Ancient Greece, bringing the subject alive in a very amusing way. We learnt about Ancient Greek life, warfare and democracy. 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

Our spelling words from homework this week are a selection of words from the year group spelling lists (a copy of the full Year 5/6 and Year 3/4 lists are in your child’s homework book).

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 7)

English - Odysseus

Our Literacy has continued to be centred on our core text, ‘Odysseus’. This week the children have used their wonderful imaginations to write their own adventure for Odysseus.  We have focused on accurate punctuation and descriptive writing, resulting in some wonderful descriptions of mythical monsters!

At home you can: read a range of text types, pointing out powerful descriptive language. Can you spot any similes or metaphors?

Maths – Statistics

This week we have been looking at graphs and how to read and interpret them. This has enabled us to apply some of our addition and subtraction work by comparing data and solving sum and difference problems.

At home you can: Practise times tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

In spelling we are continuing our work on homophones. Look out for these words when listening to your child read!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Greek Project

No homework has been set for half term but some children might like to continue their research project comparing Modern Greece and the UK (not Ancient Greece). They will be presenting their findings after half term.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 5)

English - Odysseus

This week our Literacy has continued to be centred on our core text, ‘Odysseus’; and has enabled us to use our drama skills to write and perform a play script. We have focused on how a play script is set out and telling the story through dialogue. We have also looked at how we use brackets in play scripts and prose.  

At home you can: read a range of text types, pointing out how brackets and other kinds of punctuation are used.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction, Problem Solving

We have continued our work on addition and subtraction, applying our knowledge to solve worded problems and more open ended problem solving. We are also continuing to practice our times tables.

At home you can: Practise times tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are homophones. Look out for these words when listening to your child read!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Greek Project

Homework for the next 2 weeks is to research and compare Modern Greece and the UK (not Ancient Greece). We would then like children to present your findings in a creative way. You could create a poster, booklet, computer presentation or labelled models. Be creative!