This year, we aim to give Year 5 a fun and practical experience in their learning. Our aim is to create beautiful friendships and reach emotional growth in preparation for Year 6.
In English we will explore different types of poems, their meanings and try to understand what the author’s message is. We will be writing our own poem linked to the refugees’ topic. We will continue reading ‘A story like a wind’ by Gill Lewis and we will be having writing outcomes such as a diary entry, a formal letter and a speech linked to the same topic – the refugees.
As being Mathematicians we will be deepening our understanding of multiplication and division by exploring and developing our knowledge and understanding of factors, multiples and prime numbers, as well as squared and cubed numbers. We will also be multiplying and dividing whole numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Throughout this, we will be multiplying and dividing mentally using known facts. We will continue with exploring fractions – we will compare, order, add and subtract fractions, moving from fractions with the same denominator to fractions with different denominators, equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will continue to develop and deepen our understanding of mathematical concepts through reasoning and problem solving every step of the way.
In Geography, we will consider trade during different periods in history. We will use maps, atlases and globes to explore the main imports into the UK. We will look at the global supply chain and consider what we trade here in the UK and where to, as well as what export makes our country the most money. We will consider and explore what fair trade is and identify why fair trade products cost more money.
As Scientists we will be studying Earth and space. We will be exploring the movement of the Earth, and other planets in our solar system. We will look at the size of the planets in relation to one another and the sun, and consider their distance from one another. We will be developing our understanding of the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth and we will be using the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
Please be reminded that as part of the National Curriculum, your chid will do PE every Monday. It will have a significant positive impact on your child’s progress if you could ensure that they read daily, learn and know their times tables and be able to spell the majority of the words on the Year5/6 spelling list (which is attached to your Home Learning Letter).
Miss Brannigan, Miss Senner and Mr Ifrim,
Year 5 Class Teachers