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Spring Term - Year 5

 

 

English & Maths:

Our English this term will begin with a study of the classic novel “Stig of the Dump”, which we will be using as an inspiration for our own writing. This will also be linked to our Science topic, Evolution and Inheritance.

Next, we will examine narrative poems, focusing on ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes in particular. We finish by enjoying tales of a local hero (or villain, depending upon your viewpoint): Robin Hood. Maths will cover a range of mathematical topics including number and place value, calculating with decimals, exploring 2D shapes and 3D solids, angles, fractions and problem solving. We will be continuing to focus on times tables too, concentrating on fast recall and accuracy. Please support your child in learning these at home as tests are given on a weekly basis. ‘Times Table Rockstars’ is a great resource to help with this.

 

Home Learning: This term, we will continue with a termly spellings booklet, which will be sent home for a test every Monday. Children will be expected to learn these words as they are part of the New Curriculum and will be a focus in Year 6 SATS next year. As part of our RE topic, the children will be learning about religions in Ruddington and Nottingham with an opportunity to make comparisons with religions from across the world through home learning tasks

 

Topic: After our Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance, we will move on to the life cycles of various plants and animals. Prior to our exciting residential visit to Hathersage, we will look at Mountains, Volcanoes and Rivers as our Geography topic.

 

Reading at Home: Although guided reading takes place in school regularly, it is important that your child reads a wide range of texts at home (both independently and with an adult or older sibling). Reading diaries should be filled in regularly and brought to school each day along with your child’s reading book. Reading diaries are checked regularly, but if you have written a note for your child’s class teacher, please remind them to show it to us!

 

 

P.E. Kit: In P.E. (which is indoors on Wednesday and outdoors on Monday), we will begin with fitness and dance on Wednesdays and Hockey or Rugby on Mondays. Indoor P.E. kit should consist of a red or white T-shirt, black shorts and indoor sports shoes such as plimsolls. For outdoor P.E., children should have two layers of clothing: a long-sleeved jumper or hoodie, T-shirt, jogging bottoms and outdoor trainers (they are likely to get quite dirty so the same pair of shoes can not be used for indoor sport). Girls should not wear their tights during PE. Please make sure that children have an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times as our timetable can change depending on the weather. Unless this gets very dirty, we will send kit home at the end of each half term.

 

 

We hope this information will be useful for you and your child and if you are able to support in any way, prior to or during these topics, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have a special interest in any of the areas we plan to cover, and are interested in coming in and supporting in class, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about any aspect of your child’s progress at school, we are always happy to meet with you.

 

Many thanks for your support and co-operation,

 

 Mrs Greig (5Gr)

Mon

Guided Reading

Maths

ASSEMBLY

B

R

E

A

K

English

LUNCH

Spelling

 

 

B

R

E

A

K

PE

Tue

PE

Spanish

English or Maths

Topic

Topic

Wed

Guided Reading

Maths

English

ICT or Art

PE or Art

Thurs

Guided Reading

Maths

English

Topic

Topic

Fri

Guided Reading

Maths

Times tables and mental arithmetic.

English

Topic

PSHCE

                       

 

This is simplified sample of our weekly timetable.

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