Year 5 Miss Moinescu
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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 “Being a Sacramental People” and “Lent to Easter”. We will learn about the meaning of sacraments, including the words, signs and symbols connected with them. We will be exploring how God is present in our lives today.
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, including journalistic writing 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 learn how to use different techniques to conclude work (e.g. opinion, summary, justification, comment). Our reading this term includes Holes by Louis Sachar and Olaf the Viking by Martin Conway.
At this stage, children are strongly encouraged to begin to read critically and to use models of reading in their own writing, as well as to proofread their work and edit to make improvements.
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 learn their spellings and 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: Our reading in class focuses on comprehension skills and takes place as whole class sessions. It is therefore essential that you continue to read daily with your child at home and ask them questions about their reading. In school, we will be learning how to use inference skills and to develop the use 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.
Maths: We will begin the term focusing on factors, multiples, prime and square numbers. We will also develop multiplication and division calculations, moving on to using the column written method to multiply 4 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers. Children must be able to recall table facts quickly to then help their fluency with written methods of multiplying and dividing, as this will also be necessary when we start working on Fractions and decimals. Please make sure that your child learns their times tables at home and is able to give multiplication or division facts quickly and correctly.
Science: Our topic is Sound. We will describe how sound is created and explore ways in which sound can travel. The second topic is Space; we will look at how our solar system works and discuss the movement of planets.
Thank you for your continued support; please speak to me if you have any queries or questions.
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.