Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet

Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet Life at Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet

Year 5

       Mrs Bailey and  Mrs Pinnock              ANGLO SAXONS!     

Websites that our children can use at home to help their learning are:

Times Tables RockStars  

ReadTheory   

SPAG.com   

Mathletics                                  

  Autumn 2017

          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 the Church. We will be learning about the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.

 

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. Grammar is a strong focus this year; we will be looking closely at sentence structure and punctuation 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 that comprises of 5 different activities and will work as a carousel system throughout the week. 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).

 

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,

Mrs Pinnock, Mrs Bailey and the Year 5 team.

PE Days -   Mondays and Tuesdays

On these days, your child will need their PE kits. This term we shall be creating a dance for the dance festival.

 Spelling Day - Thursday

Please ensure your child has their spelling journal on this day. When new spellings are given out, please make sure your child learns each word accurately.

 Homework days

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.