This term, the children will be learning how to inform their reader through their writing. They will be producing a non-chronological report about their very own dragon. We will focus on key features of non-chronological reports. Our grammar focus this term will be using parenthesis in writing. Children will be encouraged to independently apply their skills.
The concept of fantasy will be further explored in Art when they produce a sculpture of an eye for a mythical creature. Children will be asked to explore artist’s work, plan their own work considering techniques and textures, develop their skills, produce and evaluate their sculpture.
In Maths, Year 5 will explore multiplication and division using multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. We will then move onto fractions which will include equivalent fractions, mixed number and improper fractions, ordering and comparing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions. Concrete resources and pictorial representations will help to consolidate their existing knowledge in these areas. Using mathematical language, the children will explain their reasoning in a number of problem-solving activities. Additionally, we will continue to focus on rapid recall of times tables. Focusing on times tables in class and at home will allow children to recall these facts efficiently. We have a number of class incentives running and children will be using the new iPads to participate in Arena battles in TT Rockstars. To ensure continuous progression in this area, we are encouraging all children to use this app at home, ideally for 10 minutes, 3 times per week, or whenever possible.
For Reading, we will be focusing on core skills such as retrieval, vocabulary, and inference throughout our guided reading sessions. There will be many opportunities for class reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes per day.
In Science, the children will be learning about Earth and Space. We will be visiting Herstmonceux museum to enrich their learning about this topic.
In Geography, we will be learning about slums. Focusing on key slums across the globe which are heavily populated. We will look at the impact this has on the people living in them.
Throughout all our teaching and learning we will have a strong focus on Oracy and listening. We will inspire the children to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them by developing learners who can think critically, reason together and have the vocabulary to express their knowledge and understanding.