Year 5 Classes

Our new Power of Reading text is, ‘Pax.’

Over this half term, the pupils will be reading the book ‘Pax’, by Sara Pennypacker. This book will be used to cover a wide variety of the curriculum, including the following subjects: writing, science, art, history, geography, design technology and topic.

In science, the topic that we will be covering is, ‘living things and their habitats.’ During this topic, the pupils will be learning about the life cycles of: plants, mammals, insects, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Then, towards the end of the topic the pupils will be learning about the different parts of the plant and how they reproduce.

In art, the pupils will be learning technique of line and how to blend water colours, to recreate the front cover of the book, ‘Pax’.

This half-term in mathematics, we will be focusing on our arithmetic skills. The pupils will be securing their knowledge on previous topics and consolidating this through further investigation.

What are your children learning this week?

(Week Beginning 25.11.19)
Topic – We are moving onto our new topic of E-safety. The pupils will be learning and understanding what E-safety means. Then, they will be learning how to be safe on the internet.

Enrichment – On Wednesday, the pupils will be taking part in an experiment that will carry on into the week after. We will be looking at which conditions do plants grow best in and why. This week the pupils will be making predictions on which plant will grow best and why.

Writing – After debating and sharing our thoughts, the pupils will be writing up their balanced arguments on the following question, ‘should foxes be kept as pets?’ Finally, the pupils will be publishing their balanced argument by the end of the week.

Maths – In maths this week, we will be continuing to focus on our arithmetic skill of fractions. First, we will be applying last week’s learning to worded problems. Then towards the end of the week, the pupils will be learning to multiply proper fractions together, which will develop to multiplying fractions by whole numbers.

Key Messages

Thank you for your ongoing support with uniform. We are really proud of our Year group!

Practice your times tables at home using the PIXL website. Speak to Miss Foreman or Miss Goddard if you are having any trouble logging on. ( )

Spellings will be tested each Friday.

PE Days  – Swimming (Every Thursday)

Times Tables

Children will be expected to know all of their times tables by Christmas. Here are some ideas to help you at home to learn them.

  • Recall the times tables in a chant. It is important to chant the whole statement, rather than just the answers.
  • Practice starting the times tables in different orders.
  • Create times tables dominoes. Can you match the question to the answer?
  • Create the times tables by grouping objects that you have around the house.
  • Play times table bingo.
  • Create a times table song.
  • Use online games – example in the link below.
  • Practice them walking to school.

Buster’s Book Club!

Every Wednesday is Buster’s day!

Buster challenges us to read 15 minutes every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our Buster’s Book Club Bookmarks. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that meet the 10 minute target, plus extra, are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.

After all of the results are in, we find out who wins Buster’s trophy for the week (the winner gets an extra playtime)!