Mrs Bailey and Mrs Pinnock THE VIKINGS!
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Year group - 5
Our topic for the Spring term is “The Vikings”.
Welcome back and a very happy New Year.
Religious Education: Our topics this term are “Jesus at Prayer” and “Lent to Easter”. We will learn about the Passover in the book of Exodus. We will also be learning about how Jewish people remember the Passover and celebrate it today. We will then learn about the events of Holy Week, looking in particular at the Last Supper.
Topic: Our topic on the Vikings will focus on our big question ‘Raiders or settlers: how should we remember the Vikings?’ We will explore what images we have of the Vikings by looking at stereotypical features from today’s media coverage and popular perceptions.
Literacy: Our focus will be on non-fiction and writing for different purposes; to inform, to discuss and to persuade. We will argue whether history has been fair to the Vikings showing how opinion has changed and why. We will read and investigate examples of explanatory text to explain how the solar system works. We will learn how to use different techniques to conclude work (e.g. opinion, summary, justification, comment). Our class novel this half term is Holes by Louis Sachar
Sentence types: We will begin to use the passive voice to add variety and use subordinating conjunctions to join clauses, including as openers ‘Although they have a fierce reputation, the Vikings weren’t all bad’. We will explore the use of rhetorical questions.
Punctuation: We will secure our understanding of the use of commas to mark clauses, including opening subordinating clauses. We will continue to identify and edit our work to include the use of colons & semi-colons to mark clauses. To support your child at home, please continue to use SPAG.COM to practise.
Spellings and Handwriting: During our spelling lessons, we will revise the idea that many words in the English language have come from other languages, both ancient and modern. We will revise homophones and ei/ie words and look at strategies for learning words from both statutory and personal spelling lists. Please encourage your child to write their letters neatly, clearly and in a flowing, joined style. In order to achieve a pen licence, all writing should be legible, fluent and well presented.
Reading: We will be distinguishing different types of narrative and information texts and identifying how they are structured. We will continue to develop the skill of P.E.E (point, evidence, explain) from a text to explain events or ideas. We will also look at what literary devices the author uses (metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification) and explore how it affects the reader. Please ensure that your child reads at home on a daily basis and their reading record is signed. Please ask your child questions using the examples provided in their reading diaries. Also, please ensure that your child continues to use Readtheory.org to develop their comprehension skills.
Maths: We will begin the term focusing on perimeter and area. We will also develop multiplication and division calculations. We will then move onto using the column written method to multiply 4 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers. It is therefore important your child is able to recall table facts quickly to then help their fluency with written methods of multiplying and dividing. We will also be working on Fractions and decimals.
Science: Our topic is Earth and space. We will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system and the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
Mrs Bailey, Mrs Pinnock and the Year 5 team.
PE Days - Monday & Tuesday
On these days, your child will need their PE kits.
Spelling Day - Thursday
Please ensure your child has their spelling journal on this day.
Maths – To be given out on Monday and handed in on Thursday.
Literacy/Topic – To be given out on Thursday and handed in on Monday.