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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

Staff

The teachers in Year 5 are Ms Kemp, Miss Kwakye and Mr Hall.

The teaching assistants are Miss Eugene, Mrs Davies and Miss Isikgun.

 

Topic

We teach the subjects through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 1 is Stargazers

Long Term Plan for 2020-2021: Long Term Plan Year 5

Curriculum Letter for Term 1: Curriculum Letter Year 5 Term 1

Topic Web for Term 1: Topic Web Year 5 Term 1

 

English

The text for Term 1 is Cosmic: A Giant Leap for Boy Kind and from this we will be writing a newspaper report and a diary entry.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 5. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 5. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study

 

GPAS

The National Curriculum 2014 has highlighted the importance of teaching children explicit knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Building this knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Once pupils are familiar with a concept they will be encouraged to use this in their speech and writing.

The concepts introduced in Year 5 are: further suffixes and prefixes; spelling silent letter words; a knowledge of morphology and entymology; homophones and how to use a thesaurus.

Word Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes [for example, –ate; –ise; –ify]

Verb prefixes [for example, dis–, de–, mis–, over– and re–]

Sentence Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that, or an omitted relative pronoun

Indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs [for example, perhaps, surely] or modal verbs [for example, might, should, will, must]

Text Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph [for example, then, after that, this, firstly]

Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time [for example, later], place [for example, nearby] and number [for example, secondly] or tense choices [for example, he had seen her before]

Punctuation Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity

Terminology for pupils modal verb, relative pronoun

relative clause

parenthesis, bracket, dash

cohesion, ambiguity

Spelling

Spelling in Year 5 is taken from the National Curriculum 2014. The table below lists the statutory requirements for Years 5-6.

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Useful sites for spelling:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=spelling

https://www.theschoolrun.com/spelling-game

 

Maths

In Term 1, we will be learning to use all four number operations and applying this to problem solving.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 5. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 5. These are based on the guidance by the National Curriculum 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study

 

KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

Please click here for the KS2 Maths organiser resource.

 

Homework

Children are given a reading book appropriate to their level, which they are expected to read daily. Please write in your child’s contact book when they have finished reading it so the teacher knows when to change it. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework which is based around their learning in class. They will be given this on Thursday and expected to return it by Tuesday of the following week. There will also be spelling lists given each week from the Year 5/6 spelling list.

As well as the academic homework, including daily reading that the children complete, we want to encourage and celebrate the children’s creative side. The children are encouraged to use their thinking hats to create a piece of homework that we can share with the whole school community, including parents, at parent’s evening.  They can pick from one of the suggested ideas or create an idea of their own. The children will vote for the most create homework (green hat thinking) from each class. Good luck!

Below is the link for the Cornerstones homework. This should be returned to school by 20th October.

Cornerstones homework Year 5 Term 1

Curriculum Website Links

The below websites may be useful for supporting your child further with their learning:

BBC Primary https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Timetables Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/login

Grammarsaurus: https://grammarsaurus.co.uk

National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

NASA Kids Club https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Natural History Museum https://www.nhm.ac.uk/