Class Teacher: Miss Borrill
Learning Coaches: Miss Travis and Miss Thain
We follow a mastery maths curriculum and use White Rose Planning resources.
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – alongside concrete objects, children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support children's understanding of abstract methods.
Please read with your child regularly, they are receiving special class rewards and House Points for reading regularly at home. You must sign in your child's Reading Record for them to receive the awards. Reading at home supports greatly with comprehension skills and will support with assessments at the end of the half term and throughout the year.
Advice for reading - Talk about the text with your child. What do they think will happen next? Which characters do they like or dislike? Look at language and description and how punctuation is used.
Your child will be given their weekly spelling list every Friday and the test will take place the following week. Please ensure your child is learning their list, we would like to see spelling scores increase this half term. The lists given will feed into final assessments at the end of year and are very important.
Children can further support their spelling understanding using Spelling Shed, passwords have been given out.
We are focusing on developing our team skills this term. P.E lessons are on a Friday afternoon.
Autumn Term Project
The Legacy of the Ancient Greeks
This term, Year 5 Crew have been learning about the legacy of the Ancient Greeks and the impact they still have in our lives today. The children have immersed themselves in learning all about Greek gods and myths, architecture, and democracy. They have taken part in their own debates and have linked their learning to current affairs, particularly the recent General Election.
Spring Term Project
Climate Control; Can small changes make big differences?
In this project the children will be learning about the historic, and current environmental threats to our planet; climate change, pollution, deforestation, heatwaves, flooding etc. They will also be learning about our place in space, and develop their understanding of the planets and the impact of the sun on the Earth.
We will be making links with a school in South Africa and collaborating with them to share ideas on how to make the world a better place.
Summer Term Project
Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Baghdad and the Mayans