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Year 5

Hello!

 

Welcome to our Year 5 class page.  My name is Miss Lewis and I'm the Year 5 class teacher.  This page has been set up to help provide some information for you with regards to what happens in our Year 5 class, our expectations and some helpful and handy links to support further learning.  Should you need to contact me, please feel free to send me an email. 

 

My contact details are bethanylewis@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk

 

Summer 1 - Information

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is all about the Amazon rainforest. Our investigative title is 'Will the Amazon rainforest still be there for my children?'.  It is a geography based topic, so we will be locating the Amazon rainforest and identifying its key physical features including the climate, the Amazon River and basin, biomes and vegetation belts. We will also be exploring the key human features such as types of settlements, land use and the effects of human activity (deforestation) on the Amazon rainforest.

 

In science, we will be learning about the lifecycles of different types of animals and how plants reproduce both sexually and asexually. We will be demonstrating our scientific knowledge and understanding through botanical and zoological drawings in art with the aim of developing our drawing skills.

 

Our lead text for English is 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson which will inspire various writing outcomes including letters, diary entries and narrative fiction. Please see the topic web (below) for further information about our learning this term.

 

PE

PE will be on Monday afternoons (with Mr Jones) and Thursday afternoons (with Miss Lewis and an external coach).  Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit : shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece.  

 

Homework

Children are expected to participate in daily readingspelling and maths practice as outlined below. If children require any support with their homework, then I will be available at lunchtimes to provide that.

 

Maths times table rock stars can be used to help with number fluency as well as a number of online maths games that you can find here. 

 

Reading - The children have each been set up with access to an account through readtheory.org which provides short quizzes to assess their comprehension skills. The children are also expected to engage with daily reading at home, books from school can be taken home for reading pleasure. This can be recorded in the Reading Journals.

 

Spelling - Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Weekly spelling lists can be found under the 'Spelling' button if children lose their copies of the spellings. Weekly spellings will link to a website called spellingframe.co.uk where the children can access online tests to assist them with their learning. 

Summer 1 Topic Web - Amazon

Spring Term 2 - Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is all about forces. Our investigative title is 'How do rollercoasters work?'.  It is a science based topic, so we will exploring different types of forces and planning and carrying out our own investigations to see these forces in action. We will apply our scientific knowledge and understanding to D&T  in which we will be designing and creating our own balancing toys and rollercoasters. We will be studying the poem 'From a Railway Carriage' by Robert Louis Stevenson and writing our own poems with the rhythm of a train in English. We will be re-visiting multiplication and division to consolidate our knowledge and understanding of these two key concepts in maths. Please see the topic web (below) for further information about our learning this term.

 

PE

PE will be on Monday afternoons (with Mr Jones) and Thursday afternoons (Miss Lewis).  Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit : shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece.  

 

Homework

Children are expected to participate in daily readingspelling and maths practice as outlined below. If children require any support with their homework, then I will be available at lunchtimes to provide that.

 

Maths times table rock stars can be used to help with number fluency as well as a number of online maths games that you can find here. 

 

Reading - The children have each been set up with access to an account through readtheory.org which provides short quizzes to assess their comprehension skills. The children are also expected to engage with daily reading at home, books from school can be taken home for reading pleasure. This can be recorded in the Reading Journals.

 

Spelling - Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Weekly spelling lists can be found under the 'Spelling' button if children lose their copies of the spellings. Weekly spellings will link to a website called spellingframe.co.uk where the children can access online tests to assist them with their learning. 

Spring 2 Topic Web - Forces

Autumn Term 2 - Information

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is all about the ancient Maya civilisation. Our investigative title is 'Just how mighty were the ancient Maya?'.  It is a history based topic, so we will be creating maps and timelines to develop our chronological awareness and we will be analysing primary and secondary resources to develop our understanding of the ancient Maya. We will be exploring the Maya writing & number systems, food & drink, gods & religious beliefs and the Maya calendar & astrology. The topic will be rounded off with an ancient Maya day in which the children will dress up and be immersed in Maya culture! Please see the topic web (below) for further information about our learning this term.  

 

PE

PE will be on Monday afternoons (with Mr Jones) and Thursday mornings (external coach).  Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit : shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece.  

 

Homework

Children are expected to participate in daily readingspelling and maths practice as outlined below. If children require any support with their homework, then I will be available at lunchtimes to provide that.

 

Children will also be expected to complete at least 3 of the homework tasks from the homework grid which links to our topic. They can gain bonus points by completing additional tasks and will be rewarded for doing so!

 

Maths times table rock stars can be used to help with number fluency as well as a number of online maths games that you can find here. 

 

Reading - The children have each been set up with access to an account through readtheory.org which provides short quizzes to assess their comprehension skills. The children are also expected to engage with daily reading at home, books from school can be taken home for reading pleasure.

 

Spelling - Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Weekly spelling lists can be found under the 'Spelling' button if children lose their copies of the spellings. Weekly spellings will link to a website called spellingframe.co.uk where the children can access online tests to assist them with their learning. 

Autumn 2 Ancient Maya topic web

Autumn 2 Ancient Maya homework grid

Autumn 2 spelling overview

Autumn Term 1 - Information

 

Topic

Our topic for this term is all about the chocolate and the concept of Fairtrade. Our investigative title is 'Chocolate: is it as sweet as it tastes?'.  It is a geography based topic, so we will be using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and identify where Fairtrade products come from. We will be exploring how chocolate is made and who gets what in the supply chain. We will also be learning about the history of chocolate and how it has evolved over centuries. Please see the topic web (below) for further information about our learning this term.  

 

PE

PE will be on Monday afternoons (with Mr Jones) and Thursday afternoons (with Miss Lewis).  Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit : shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece.  

 

Homework

Children are expected to participate in daily readingspelling and maths practice as outlined below. If children require any support with their homework, then I will be available at lunchtimes to provide that.

 

Maths times table rock stars can be used to help with number fluency as well as a number of online maths games that you can find here. 

 

Reading - The children have each been set up with access to an account through readtheory.org which provides short quizes to assess their comprehension skills. The children are also expected to engage with daily reading at home, books from school can be taken home for reading pleasure.

 

Spelling - Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Weekly spelling lists can be found under the 'Spelling' button if children lose their copies of the spellings. Weekly spellings will link to a website called spellingframe.co.uk where the children can access online tests to assist them with their learning. 

Autumn 1 spelling overview

Year 5 Curriculum Map - an overview of the Year 5 curriculum

Meet the New Teacher 2020 Presentation

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