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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

Staff

The teachers in Year 5 are Miss Morgan (AHT KS2) and Mrs Reader.

The teaching assistants are Mrs Carella and Mrs George.

 

Topic

We teach the subjects through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 4 is Time Travellers.

Topic Web: Year 5 Topic Web Term 4

Long Term Plan for the year 2017-2018: Long Term Plan Year 5

 

English

In Term 4 we are studying Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. We will be writing our first narrative and a biography on Charles Dickens as he was a former resident of Chatham.

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

 

Maths

In Term 4 we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages and word problems and reasoning skills.

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

 

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 for a test at the end of each term.

Term 4 long term homework: Research how culture has changed over the years since Victorian times and create a presentation.

 

Useful sites:

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.com/education

Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk

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

Grammarsaurus: https://grammarsaurus.co.uk

 

 

Year 5 Blog

A blog is completed each term to share with you what your child has been learning.