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Welcome to Year 5
Reading Challenge Books
Welcome to year 5 for Spring 2. And what a half term it will be!â¯ We’re coming back to school!
As you all know, on March 8, after another week of online remote school, we will be back in school.â¯ â¯ â¯
Reflecting on the last 6 weeks, we are so proud of year 5 – especially given the high virtual attendance and real participation during our online lessons.â¯ Your children have shown great patience, tenacity, and hunger for learning.â¯We are so proud of them.â¯ I think you’ll agree that the outcomes of their learning were amazing given the context.â¯ If you haven’t seen your child’s work - make sure they share their display board with you. â¯
In English this half term, we will be reading Gaslight by Eloise Williams. It is a great text which will allow children to step into the shoes of the main character. We wish authors were writing such immersive, historically accurate, fascinating novels with a child as the central hero when I was 10 years old. We will be using the book to inspire our writing. The focus has been on writing in the first person and the present tense, using descriptive vocabulary to retell the story of Gaslight. See some great examples from this week below. â¯
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure children have full PE kit in school every day. It should only be taken home at the end of each half term.
Maths will continue to be an area of focus as we start by focusing on fractions and then move onto decimals.â¯ At home, make sure to get help with recipes (1/2 of a cup of flour + 1/4 cup of sugar =?).â¯ The return to shops will give your child the chance to practice adding with decimals and most importantly calculating the change.â¯ Please help your child by having him or her help you with everyday maths.
It is essential that children are practicing their fluency of times tables regularly.â¯ Please take the time to help your child by practicing at home. TTYP Rockstars is amazing. If you are unsure, come and speak to us, so we can best support you and your child.
In geography, we will be learning about the marine biome.â¯ Our top tip for helping your child is to take the time to watch BBC Blue Planet 2 over the coming weeks.â¯ David Attenborough does an amazing job showing the world underwater.â¯ Fascinating!!!
In science, we will continue the study of life cycles with a focus on plant reproduction.â¯ I’m really looking forward to our return to class so that we can do some practical experiments. â¯Finally, science week is coming up in March on March 8.â¯ We will have lots of experiments to demonstrate!
â¯In history, we’ll be studying the Victorian era with a focus on how the Industrial Revolution changed life for Britain and her people. During story time, we’ll be reading “Street Child” and our English book (detailed above) immerses us in the Cardiff docks of the 1890s.â¯
In RE, we will continue to learn about the world’s religions by moving from Hinduism to Islam.â¯ We willâ¯study the 5 pillars, with a focus on the Ramadan fast.â¯ We love RE lessons as they are a great opportunity for the children to share and compare their experiences
- Homework: Please ensure that your child completes their daily homework, this will be set on Purple Mash and Mathletics. Spellings will also be set on Mondays with the homework. The spelling test will take place each Monday.
- Reading: Please encourage your child to read every evening. It is important you discuss the story with them to ensure they understand what they are reading.