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Year 5  Miss Moinescu 

Websites for children to use at home to help with their learning: 

Times Tables RockStars  

ReadTheory   

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Autumn 2018                      Year group -   5

Our topic for the Autumn term is “Anglo-Saxons”.

Welcome back to a new school year. We hope you have enjoyed the summer holiday.

 

Religious Education:  Our first topic this term is Beginning with God. We will be learning about the stories of significant people in the Old Testament and scriptural imagery which speaks of God.

 

Literacy: This half term Year 5 will be studying the novel “Anglo-Saxon Boy” to enhance our topic work. We will also be working on the structure of narratives in more detail and work towards extending writing using a range of sentences and strategies to interest the reader. Grammar is a strong focus this year; we will be looking closely at sentence structure and punctuation, as well as high level vocabulary in the texts we share. Our non-fiction topic is “Instructions and Explanations.”

You can support your child at home by researching Anglo-Saxons using information books and the internet. Suggested websites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons.htm. The children will continue to complete an extended piece of writing using their writing targets every week (Writing Workshop).

 

Reading: Children will have a daily reading session, alternating between independent reading or target groups and whole class comprehension. Please ensure that your child reads at home on a daily basis and sign their reading record each week. To improve their comprehension skills, please ask your child questions about what they have read (e.g. the plot, making predictions and analysing a character’s motive or finding evidence in the text to justify answers).

 

Maths: We will begin the term by focusing on place value, multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, understanding decimals as well as addition and subtraction. We will also be learning how to apply knowledge of calculations to mathematical investigations and word problems. Please help your child by practising their times tables at home regularly.

 

Science: The unit for this term will be Living Things and their Habitats (Life Cycles). Within these lessons, we will be studying the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. To link with our topic the children will be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals found on an Anglo-Saxon farm.

 

DT: Our topic this term is ‘Bread.’ Children will prepare a basic bread dough, taste different bread types and compare brands. We will also look at the history of bread.

 

ICT: This term we shall continue to become familiar with a range of devices. The children will be encouraged to make sensible choices about the technology they use to help them work. They will also be encouraged to increase their typing speed.

Thank you,

 

Miss Moinescu