Spring Term - Year 5
Welcome to the Spring Term of Year 5 at St. Peter’s. We hope this curriculum flyer will keep your informed of our learning until Easter.
English & Maths:
Our English this term will begin with a study of Science Fiction, including “The War of the Worlds, which we will be using as inspiration for our own writing. Later on, we will focus on the classic novel “Stig of the Dump” and performance poetry.
Maths will cover a range of mathematical topics including measurement of area and perimeter, multiplication and division before a deep focus on fractions. Times tables will remain a regular part of our Maths learning too, concentrating on fast recall and accuracy. Please support your child in learning these at home as quizzes are given on a daily basis. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to help!
In Geography, we will study Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes before focussing on Rivers. We will also be ‘conducting’ research into Gustav Holst and The Planets through our music learning.
Home Learning Tasks:
We will continue with our new approach to these and still expect children to learn their times tables and to read regularly! There will also be occasional optional Research tasks e.g. on Mountains and Volcanoes to develop children’s curiosity in our topics.
Reading at Home:
Although guided reading takes place in school daily, 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 (including the Book Bingo card) and brought to school each day along with your child’s reading book. Reading diaries are checked on Fridays, but if you have written a note for your child’s class teacher, please remind them to show it to us on the day it has been written!
In P.E. (which is indoors on Monday and outdoors on Tuesday), we will begin with gymnastics on Mondays and Hockey or Rugby on Tuesdays. 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 cannot 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, Mrs Cross (5Gr), Mr Mawer, Mrs Gray (5M) & Mr Gingell (5Gi)