Welcome to Year 5!
We hope you enjoyed the Easter break. It’s great to see you all back!
Keep checking this page to see what we'll be learning about next half term. Our new topic is "Beast Creator”. What do you think we will be studying?
What have we been learning about this half term?
Summer topic: Beast Creator
We have been learning all about invertebrates, also known as...minibeasts! We have learned the different invertebrates groups. Can you remember what they are? We have also been researching different species of minibeast and finding out where they live, their habitat and environment and how they are best suited to live there. In addition to this, we have also created our own superbeast and mixed up different features of different animals to come up with our own.
Please see the homework menu at the bottom of the page for more ideas on what you can do at home to extend your learning.
Maths: We have covered so many areas of maths so far this term, including methods for multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting. We have been working on our problem solving skills by putting our maths into real life situations to see how we can solve them. Over the Summer term we have been working on ratio and data handling.
Literacy: We have looked at writing fact files about invertebrates and writing descriptions of our own superbug using appropriate vocabulary choices. We will also be writing a fantasy narrative based on our superbug creation!
Science: In the Summer, we will be doing lots of science through our new topic including looking at minibeasts and their habitat and environment and why they are best suited to live there.
Important things to remember:
We have P.E. every Friday afternoon. Pupils need to bring their P.E. kit with them. Blue or white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers.
We are often asked how parents can help their children at home. Here are some ideas for you:
* Pupils will have a homework menu each half term, with activities linked to their topic work. They can complete them as little or often as they like but should aim to complete all the tasks by the end of the half term.
* Basic addition and multiplication skills are at the heart of most of our maths work. Helping your child practise these skills will really help them to progress. There are many websites with worksheets you can print or games you can load. We suggest that 5 minutes a day on the Hit the Button website will have a positive impact on your child's learning. Please take a look (see the link below). If they have mastered Hit the Answer on a particular times table, move on to the Hit the Question. After that, have a go at division facts.
* Reading. Your child has an online account with their reading books (as well as some maths games). They need to read the books and answer the questions. This helps us to assess their comprehension skills, which are as important as their ability to read fluently. Listening to your child read means that you can pick up on their mistakes. Reading TO your child helps them to understand what good, fluent reading with expression sounds like.
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