Welcome back to a busy and exciting half-term Year 5!
Firstly, I would like to thank you for your generous and thoughtful Christmas gifts and cards, I hope you have all had a good rest ready to plough on with our hard work in 2020. Our new topic for the term taking us up until Easter will be Quarry Bank Mill, we will be studying what life was like during the Industrial Revolution and how the Mill has affected local Geography and History. To coincide with this topic we will be begin our Guided Reading with Street Child by Berlie Doherty following the unfortunate life of Jim Jarvis in the 1860s. After this we will move on to The Worst Children’s Jobs in History by Sir Tony Robinson.
Homework will continue to be set on Friday’s with 7 days to complete. As usual this will consist of weekly spellings, set on Spelling Shed and Spelling Shed worksheets. Mrs Browne also has a spelling group and she will continue to work with those pupils and also expects spelling homework to be completed. My spelling group will have a test every Thursday. Homework will also consist of Maths and Grammar revision tasks based on what we have been doing in school that week. I will also circulate a new Homework extension task grid for those of you who would like your child to do extra work at home. This is a suggested list to choose from, it is not expected that your child completes every task. Please note that if extra written work including Maths is being sent in that requires marking there will be a delay in it being returned as class work marking is prioritised.
In Maths we will start with Area and Perimeter before moving on to Multiplication and Division (please note that this unit of work is different from the same titled unit in Autumn) and then Fractions. Any times tables practice at home will ensure your child is able to thrive in their Maths lessons, it is expected by Year 5 that pupils are fluent with their times tables recall.
Mrs Browne will continue to teach on a Tuesday and Friday afternoons, this term she will be delivering Science, (Properties and Changes of Materials) with lots of exciting experiments, and Spanish.
We will continue to have PE on a Monday afternoon with me (Dance) and Friday afternoon with Tony (Games). Please ensure that PE kits are in school on these days to take part.
Trumpets will continue on Monday also however the lesson will now take place in the afternoon.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, I wish you and all of your families a happy and healthy 2020.
Miss A Broderick
Class Curriculum Plans