Here are some details about the topics we will be studying throughout this half term, along with information about supporting your child.
English- The children begin this half term by continuing with our poetry genre. We will be looking at space poetry, and writing our own poems using the poetic devices we have studied. Other areas include newspaper recounts and non-chronological reports. Throughout the half term, our writing will have strong links with the learning challenge question - ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’ Our focused book this half term is ‘Mungo and the Spiders from Space’ by Timothy Knapman and Adam Stower. This book links with our learning challenge question. The children will write their own stories based on this book.
SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)- We will continue with our SPAG work focusing on punctuation through our written work, weekly spellings to learn and grammar essentials. The children will be continuing their work in a SPAG book.
Mathematics- This half-term there is a strong focus on fractions(equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers).The children will be applying their maths skills to a range of problem solving activities throughout the half term. Rapid Recall and times tables practice will continue.
Science- Our learning challenge question, ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’ is science led, and so we will be investigating all things space related during our topic time. We will be looking in detail at the Sun, the Moon and the planets in our solar system. We will study Neil Armstrong and the moon landing. Alongside this, we will be looking at Forces in detail. We teach the above through interactive experiments, which allow the children to develop their investigation and questioning skills.
We will visit Jodrell Bank to support our learning.
PE Games: Invasion games/Traditional Games- Under the guidance of Coach Knowles the children will continue their work learning the basic skills and rules of traditional team games
Outdoor PE for Year 5 is Thursday and Indoor PE is Friday.
PE KIT REMINDER: No Football Shirts Please
Thursday - Outdoor PE – White/Yellow T-Shirt/Jumper and Blue or Black Shorts/Tracksuit Bottoms
Friday - Indoor PE (gymnastics focus)– White/Yellow T-shirt and Blue or Black Shorts/Leggings
I.C.T- iPads and laptops will be used to enhance the children’s work across the curriculum. The children will also be continuing their Coding work which they have thoroughly enjoyed so far. During this session we will be looking at how to code and how the internet works.
Modern Foreign Languages-This term your child will continue to develop their ability in speaking and understanding French during our carousel.
Ideas for supporting your child at home:
- Read with your child each day. Please do not feel that this always has to be a school reading book. Any reading is beneficial- especially if it something that you are both interested in. We want to develop a love of learning and reading. Remember the key to a successful reader is not just learning to read words, but to use these words to develop wider comprehension skills.
- If you require any further support with helping your child's learning journey at home, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher who will be more than happy to assist.
Remember that your child receives each week: a piece of maths and literacy homework. This is given out on Friday and expected in the following Wednesday.
Once again, many thanks for your support.
The Year 5 Team