What we will be learning…
Reading...we will be putting our PEE (Point Evidence Explain) skills into action while exploring texts based around our Fairtrade and Victorian labour law topics. We will also be further developing our inference skills during whole class guided reading sessions. It would be fantastic if you could support your child in developing these skills at home too!
Learning top tip: Emily advises, “If you are stuck on a word, read it in the whole sentence to see if you can work it out.”
Maths...we will continue to strengthen our place value and calculation skills as well as our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. We will pay particular attention to measure and geometry too. Please continue to support your child in learning their times tables at home.
Learning top tip: “If you are finding it hard, keep going and don’t give up,” Luke explains and Abbie suggests learning your times table to help your maths.
GRAMMAR – we are great at recognising grammatical features but we sometimes forget to include these in our writing. This half term, we will really focus on applying these skills in our own writing. We will also be working hard to ensure our use of basic sentence punctuation is accurate and consistent as we write for a range of purposes.
Learning top tip: Zoe B suggests, “Check your work to see if you can include some of the grammar we have been learning about.”
Spelling – we will continue to use Read Write Inc to help us develop our spelling skills. To support your child in developing this area further at home, please see the Rainbow Spelling resources on our Year 5 webpage.
Learning top tip: “Keep practising the spellings you find tricky and learn them in different ways,” Izzy suggests.
History – The Victorians…continued. This half term our focus will be related to the impact of the Victorian era on modern Bridport, especially in terms of architecture.
Science – We will continue our work on the circulatory system and looking after our bodies this half term. Then, during Science Week we will be studying electricity; this links to how many Victorian inventions which first utilized electricity. We will also learn about symbols for circuit parts as well as creating our own circuits and carrying out experiments using the circuit materials.
PE – Outdoor PE will be on Tuesday afternoons and is netball. Swimming continues this half term – we are developing our basic stroke skills as well as building confidence and stamina in the water. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit for both these sessions every week.
French – Throughout this half term we will be developing our conversational skills.
RE – The children will be exploring the Easter story alongside the idea of destiny. We will be doing some BIG THINKING considering what is destiny.
Art – Get you needles and threads ready! We will be making our own Victorian samplers this half term.
Jigsaw (PSHCE) – Healthy Me is the theme for this half term. This should follow on brilliantly from our learning at Safewise as well as linking up to our PE lessons.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 5 learning letter here.
All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.
Each week the children are expected to complete the English and math learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.
We also set spelling and times tables homework.
Spellings – 10 words are set as spelling homework each week. It is vital that not only do the children know how to spell these words, but also what they mean. Therefore, the homework involves writing the spelling word into a sentence so children can showcase their full understanding of the word.
Times tables learning – Each week, the children will bring home a times tables grid which reflects the multiplication facts they are being quizzed on at school.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE. We have our PE sessions on: Thursday and currently have swimming on Fridays.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 5: