Mr Robert’s Year 5 Class

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Year 5      Term: Summer 2

Our learning this term:

English: This term, the children will be writing a non-fiction journal based around a journey to Mars. We will also be writing a fiction narrative based on ‘One Small Step’ by Taiko Studios.

Maths: Children will be looking at decimals and percentages. Through key links to our fraction work, we will have a look at how decimal numbers and percentages are used, and what they are used for.

Science: Earth and Space – This term, the children will discover all the great details of our Solar System. By the end, the children will be able to name the planets in our solar system and discuss what makes our place in our solar system special.

Geography: How can maps help is understand the world around us? – The children will explore a range of different maps, from modern to historic. We will discuss the similarities and differences between them and attempt to create our own.

DT: Linking to our Geography, in this final term, the children will be creating a 3-D map and will discuss how viewing a map in 3-D provides a different perspective and change the way we view it.

Computing: We can use Scratch! The children will be developing their coding knowledge this term by creating and experimenting with a range of features in Scratch, learning how to code, debug and create repetition in code.

Music: Ballet – Where words fail, music speaks. Do you think music without words can tell a story? The children will explore a range of music without words and discuss how it may or may not tell a story effectively.

RE: Why do some people think God exists? Children will learn about the different ways beliefs can be expressed. They will discuss a range of different religions, exploring why and how they believe in their god/gods.

PSHE: Our key focus this term is ‘Living in the Wider World’. We will explore life outside of the school grounds and discuss a range of topics such as: tolerance, respect, diversity, empathy and the law.

Spanish: Spanish this term will cover ‘The Planets’, linking to our science work. We will explore the different Spanish nouns for objects in our Solar System and go on to create sentences with the new vocabulary we have learnt.

General Class Information:

Reading: Each week, the children read a range of texts through their learning. They also take part in Whole Class Reading sessions where their decoding and comprehension skills are developed with a different reading skill being focused on each day.

Home reading is to practice and consolidate their fluency, expression and comprehension. Children still being taught phonics will take two books home – 1 decodable book and 1 comprehension book. The decodable book is for the children to practice their fluency and expression. The comprehension book is for the children to show their understanding through questioning. If they are past being taught phonics they will be sent home 1 colour banded book to practice decoding and comprehension. Please can you let us know how your child has got on with their reading books using the reading record. We would like you to write a comment each time you hear your child read.

The children will also be listened to at least once a week on a 1-1 basis with the teacher or teaching assistant. All children will take new books home on the Friday and please return on the Monday. The class teacher or teaching assistant will change your child’s book on the day they are listened to read. We will not change a home reading book unless there is a comment from you in the reading record. If we do not have a comment or a book is not returned on the correct day for two weeks Mrs Collins, our English curriculum leader, will contact you. Children capable of reading independently may write in their own reading record about what they have read and discussed with a parent/carer.

One child per half term will be nominated for being the Reading Hero for their class based on their commitment to home reading. The child will be chosen based on the evidence seen in their reading record and on epic! If your child is chosen to be the class Reading Hero they will be given a prize and a certificate and acknowledged in Friday’s good work celebration assembly.

Homework: Each week your child will set one piece of homework on Google Classroom as well as the expectation they will practice their times tables on Times Table Rock Stars and use the Lexia app/website at home.

We also ask children to use the following websites to practice key skills:

PE/Swimming:

This term, the children will be having PE on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure you child has their PE kit in school. They will have a sport session and a gymnastics/dance lesson back to back on Thursday.