Welcome to the Year 5 learning page!
Eiffel Tower Forbidden City Machu Picchu
Miss Kimber and Mrs Raines Mr Haynes and Mrs Hazell Mrs Worrall and Mr Phillips
Welcome to Year 5!
This term, our curriculum focus continues to be The Victorians, with a particular focus on children and toys. In DT we are exploring toys with a mechanism and will be designing and making toys with a simple cam arrangement. Our text this term is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, which is an exciting steampunk story linking our History and DT learning.
In Maths, we are learning to multiply using formal long multiplication and divide using chunking. We will be exploring fractions, measures and aspects of time. We continue to use and apply our understanding to problem solving and reasoning activities.
Over the course of the term, portraits made from 4 different techniques and media will be created during Art lessons. In Music, we will explore The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst with a particular focus on Mars, The Bringer of War. This links nicely with our Science learning about Earth and Space!
We will be continuing to develop our knowledge of Computing using different software to learn digital literacy such as using spreadsheets. E-safety is a core part of all our learning using technology.
Our language will remain as Spanish.
Our RE lessons focus on Islam, exploring the Five Pillars.
We have Orienteering on a Thursday afternoon for the children to investigate and experience their environment. Children can wear their usual outdoor PE kit for this activity. The timetable for Orienteering is as follows:
Terms 1 and 4 Eiffel Tower
Terms 2 and 5 Forbidden City
Terms 3 and 6 Machu Picchu
Topic homework will be given out each term and will contain a choice of activities for your child to complete with you. Please choose at least three to complete each term. Topic homework can be brought in at any time throughout the term and will be shared with your child's class. House points will be given out as a reward for effort and quality.
There will be a new spelling assignment set each week, linked to the spelling patterns your child is studying in school. Your child's username and password are stuck into the front of their reading record. There is a spelling shed app avilable for a small fee however it is free to play in your device's web browser.
Homework and Spellings
Children must complete at least three tasks from the topic homework list by half term. Maths is set on Fridays to be in for the following Thursday.
Spellings will be sent home weekly for a test on Friday. Spelling lists and other documents can be found on this page. All children have a login to Spelling Shed, https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb where they can work on their set spellings and play spelling games.
Here is a photograph taken in the centre of Maidstone. Can you work out where? Take a photograph showing the same place. How are they different? Tell your teacher for lots of house points!
Super Historian challenge: using the clues in the photograph, can you give a rough estimate when it was taken. Check with Mrs Worrall!
Our day to visit the library is Thursday. Remember to bring your library book to school on this day.
You will need your PE kit in school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Generally, Eiffel Tower and Machu Picchu have PE on Wednesdays. Forbidden City on Fridays.
All children should read regularly to an adult at least three times a week and have their Reading Records signed by the adult. Children that do not read at least three times will attend Reading Club on a Monday and Wednesday at Lunch time.
Our class assemblies are held on Wednesdays at 2.45. Marie Curie: 30th January Winston Churchill: 6th March Bobby Moore: 13th March