Year 5

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Welcome to Year 5

Spring Term 2018

Welcome back!  We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready for all the new learning in the Spring Term.  Our topic for this half term is Space: The Final Frontier.  We will be exploring day and night, how shadows change, and how ideas about our solar system have developed over time. What do you know about space?  Perhaps you could come into school with some facts you can share with the class!

Our class text is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  This humorous adventure is seen through the eyes of twelve year old Liam Digby, a ‘gifted and talented’ child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years. Follow Liam and his friend Florida Kirby on this humorous, action packed adventure exploring the ups and downs of being a parent and the consequences of a ‘little white lie’. We will be writing persuasive texts and playscripts this half term.

In Science we will be learning to understand and describe how the Earth, the moon and the other planets move relative to the Sun in our solar system. We will think about how day and night occur and how the sun appears to move across the sky. (Does it really? Can you find out?)

In art, we will be studying the American graphic artist Peter Thorpe. Take a look at his rocket paintings here http://www.peterthorpe.net/rockets.html

We will be perfecting our multiplication and division skills in Maths, and exploring different methods for these operations. We will then apply this learning in area, perimeter, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Our Geography learning will be linked to the book Cosmic – we will compare the two main settings of the book, Liverpool and the Gobi desert to find out about the climate, human and physical geography. Our RE learning will be about understanding Buddhist worship and beliefs, and in Computing we will use Edublogs to blog about our learning across the curriculum – so watch this space for links.

Et enfin…

In French this term we will be learning to talk about our likes and dislikes, clothing, modes of transport and numbers up to 31.

J’aime découvrir de nouvelles choses!

Links to web sites to support your learning at home:

http://www.spellingcity.com/mrbarberturnham/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar04

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

http://tablestest.com/

http://www.mad4maths.com

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins and passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a troubleshooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.

Autumn Term 2017

Welcome back!  We hope you are ready for the rest of the autumn term!  We have an exciting half term with lots of learning! Our topic for this half term is Arabian Nights.  We will be exploring Early Islam civilisation and examining how and why it developed into such a major world power.

 What do you know about Islam?  Perhaps you could come into school with some facts you can share with the class!

Our class text is Arabian Nights by Wafa Tarnowska.  The book holds eight stories from A Thousand and One Nights, including Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.  The book is framed around the stories told by Shahrazade to Shahriyar.

 

 

 

In Science we will be continuing our investigation into forces, including air and water resistance, pulleys, gears and levers.  Find some everyday objects in your home or classroom which use gears, pulleys or levers.  You might be surprised.

 

 

 

In art, we will be exploring Islamic art and the geometric designs which are a common feature.  We will also be using our computing skills to create our designs.

 

 

 

We will be moving on to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in our maths.  We will explore different methods to help consolidate our use of the four operations.  Reasoning and problem solving will help us along our way!

 

 

 

 

Et enfin…

This term we will be learning to introduce ourselves and talk about our interests.

J’aime découvrir de nouvelles choses!

 

 

Links to web sites to support your learning at home:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/Islam.htm

http://www.spellingcity.com/mrbarberturnham/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar04

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

http://tablestest.com/

http://www.mad4maths.com

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.

BUG CLUB

 

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