Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page
Mrs Earle is the class teacher. Mrs Bowes is the Learning Support Assistant in the morning.
This page will keep you well informed of what Year 5 are learning each term as well as important pieces of information.
What have we been learning?
In our maths learning we have been focusing on expanding upon the children's place value knowledge. We have been learning about Roman numerals, rounding to the nearest 100, 1000, 10,000, using negative numbers, partitioning and comparing and ordering numbers. We completed cold and hot tasks at the start and end of the unit to aid assessment. Towards the end of the half term we moved onto mental methods for addition and subtraction. We used a variety of strategies such as partitioning, counting on and compensation.
Our English learning this half term has been based around writing an opening and build up for a suspense story. We started by exploring the story in a variety of different ways including learning the model text with a variety of actions and following a story map. After learning the text we did lots of activities where we read the story as a reader and then as a writer. We innovated our own opening and build up using features of a suspense text we had identified such as using empty words, ellipsis and ending on a cliff hanger.
Our topic this half term is Fairgrounds, we had an exciting trip to Chessington World of Adventure where the children explored the rides and thought about the forces used on the different types of rides. We also looked at the signs and advertisements in preparation for designing our own. At the end of the day we attended a forces workshop where the children explored friction. In school we have been looking in more detail at forces within science. We have learnt about a famous fairground inventor and explored the change in fairground rides through time.
30 minutes per day
Minimum 15 minutes Daily Reading at home
Weekly Maths Homework
Spelling Practice – spellings are given out every 4 weeks. A weekly spelling test will take place every Friday. At the end of each month a Mega Spell test of all spellings takes place