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Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome back Year 5! I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas break and that you are looking forward to the new year! Our topic this term will be ‘Keen to be Green'. Below is a little bit about the things that we are going to learn.




In Literacy and Language, we will be studying stories from other cultures and looking at playscript writing and non-chronological reports before half term. After half term, we will learn about poetry as well as persuasive texts. We will also be doing lots of topic based writing, including writing journalistic reports and writing a script for our own advert.


In addition, we will be focusing on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.




In Maths, we will complete work on addition and subtraction as well as multiples, prime numbers and factors. We will revise our written methods for the four operations and we will practise using these methods to solve written problems. After this, we will focus on learning about fractions, recognising equivalent fractions and converting mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will also learn to multiply fractions and mixed numbers. We will also focus on decimal numbers and their relationship with fractions and percentages.


Remember to keep practising your multiplication tables!




In Science, we will learn about Earth and space. We will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will describe the movement of the Moon in relation to Earth. We will know that the Sun. Earth and Moon are approximately spherical bodies. We will use the idea of the Earth's rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.



Keen to be Green

Our topic for the Spring Term will be ‘Keen to be Green’. During topic lessons we will explore world concerns such as global warming, climate change, green issues and eco-footprints. We will use the WEEE Man sculpture at the Eden Project as a stimulus to create our own in Design and Technology. We will try the Good Life, consider food miles and then become Planet Protectors by recycling and spreading the green message.




We are all very excited about our trip to Stackpole this term (21st January 2018 - 25th January 2018). We will update Twitter with news about what we have been doing. Keep checking the Twitter for latest updates!


THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATIVE MEETING FOR PARENTS IN THE YEAR 6 CLASSROOM AT 4.30pm ON FRIDAY 11th JANUARY 2018. All final arrangements for the trip will be discussed.



Year 5 will have PE with our fantastic Superstar PE specialist! There will be plenty of opportunities for sport in the Autumn term, so PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.




Homework is set on a Thursday and should be returned every Monday. Homework will be linked to the work that we are covering in class. Remember that you can always upload your homework to Showbie. Your blue Homework Diaries should be in school every day. Please continue to read daily at home and record this in your blue diary for extra dojos! Practising your times tables and spellings will earn extra dojos too!


For photographs of class and school activities, please click on 'CHILDREN' and then 'GALLERY'.


Please feel free to come and see me about anything you may need help with. I am happy to meet with you and discuss any comments, questions or concerns you may have about our topic, the work covered in class or your child's progress.


Many thanks!


Miss Brookes