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Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Smith

Welcome to Year 5!

I am really looking forward to another year with you, seeing how much you have grown and changed and continuing to develop your learning. I can't wait to hear what you've been up to this summer. 

We have a busy half term ahead with lots of new learning. 

English: Explanation Texts about the water cycle, using the non-fiction text of Water Cycles by Sam Falconer. Our Guided Reading book is Cool! by Michael Morpurgo which is an inspiring book about Robbie who is an avid football fan and ends up in a coma following a car accident. It would be great if you could get your own copies of the book. They can be found fairly cheaply on Amazon. Try not to read ahead though!

Science: We will be continuing to interleave topics in our twice weekly Science lessons to support our memory and recall. Our areas of learning this year will be: Properties and Changes of Materials, Earth and Space, Forces, Living Things and their Habitats and Animals including Humans.

Geography: Counties and Cities of the United Kingdom

History: Anglo Saxons and Vikings - What does Sutton Hoo tell us about the Anglo Saxons? Were the Vikings raiders or traders?           

PE: Our PE days are currently Thursday and Friday and our topics for Autumn 1 are OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) and Football.  

Spelling will be set as per usual, Friday to Thursday.  A first attempt test will take place on a Friday and a re-test will be given on a Thursday. We all aim to improve our previous score by 5 each week - if you can do that every week, that's 20 new words you can spell correctly each month!

Maths homework is set Friday to Friday.  This alternates between MyMaths (logins should remain the same as last year!) and mental arithmetic books. Reminders of MyMaths logins will be sent home during the first week. The children will be assessed prior to ordering the mental arithmetic books so these won't be ready to be sent home for a few weeks. 

English homework now runs from a Tuesday to a Monday.  This is to be completed in the usual orange reading journal.

Reading at home should take place at least 3 times a week for a minimum of 10 minutes. It has a massive impact on ALL of your learning. Our class library has a large variety of books and is regularly added to so there is bound to be something you like in there!  

Homework Details:

Homework Task:
Day set:
Spelling Friday
Learn spellings for a weekly test on the following Thursday
Reading Ongoing Read for at least 10 minutes at least 3 times a week and record in your child’s reading diary (initial or sign).
Maths Arithmetic book Every other Friday

Hand in by the following Thursday 

MyMaths Every other Friday

Please ask if you require a reminder of your child’s login details

Times Tables Ongoing Times tables practice on Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week.
Reading Journal Tuesday
A menu of reading tasks to choose from weekly. Return to school by the following Monday.

Thank you for your continued support with homework activities.

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