Welcome to Year 5! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year! If you want to see what Year 5 are up to to kick start 2024, you're in the right place!
Meet the year five team...
We are very lucky to also have Mrs Sparshott and Miss Hammond working with us in Year 5 too!
- The class doors will be open from 8.40-8:50am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
- The school day ends at 3.20pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please telephone the school office.
- In year 5, many children begin to walk home from school alone or with friends, we are happy for them to do so (as long as you are!). Please write us a note if you would like this to happen.
- A note on phones- We have decided that even those children walking a short distance do not need a phone. It is safer for children to be concentrating on walking rather than being on their phone. We also feel this will support our online safety policy. If you feel there is an exceptional reason, such as travelling alone on a bus to Swanley then please make an appointment to see Mrs Hall/ Mrs Hammond.
Please ensure at the beginning of each new term that your child has:
- Handwriting pen
- Whiteboard pen
- Glue stick
- Purple pen/biro
- Named water bottle
- Named PE kit
Home Learning & Spellings
Home Learning will continue to be set on Class Dojo, however, will now be completed in a homework book. Homework is set on a Thursday and is due in on Tuesday (we will also upload a copy of the home learning tasks onto the class page of the website). It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time. We will be completing weekly spelling tests following the spellings set on the homework grid. Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home.
In addition to all home learning each week, please remember to keep up to date with tasks and activities set on:
Home learning for term 3 coming soon...
Dates for the diary
02/01/24- Inset day
03/01/24- Start of Term 3
05/01/23- TT Rockstars Day
05/01/23- Residential trip meeting
22/01/23- Residential trip to Bowles
24/01/23- Residential return from Bowles
02/02/23- MT Class Assembly
06/02/23- Internet Safety Day
12/02/23- Start of Half Term
In English this term we will looking at Greek Myths, making links with our Ancient Greece theme. In particular, we will be reading ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’.
In Maths our focus is multiplication and division. Using our knowledge of place value from last term, we will be learning and using written methods for multiplication and division and applying these to single and multi-step worded problems. Any extra tables practise at home would be hugely beneficial! Towards the end of the term, we will also be applying this understanding to area and perimeter.
Please see the below links to support your child with these concepts:
Theme- Ancient Greece
Our theme this term is Ancient Greece. We will be studying all aspects of ancient Greek history and daily life in detail, and will be making comparisons between modern day and ancient civilisations. If you have any resources which are relevant to this topic, including books and artefacts that you wouldn’t mind lending to the class for this term, it would be greatly appreciated. However, please ensure that any resources are clearly named.
Furthermore, if you want to help your child explore this learning in greater depth, the British Museum has a fantastic Ancient Greece exhibition. You can also find lots of information on their website.http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/cultures/ancient_greece.aspx
Our science topic this term is Earth and Space, focusing on the movement of the Earth and the Solar System. During this unit, we will be investigating the wonders of the universe, whilst also exploring different methods and strategies to develop our ability to work scientifically.
Indoor PE will be on a Friday, where we will be doing Boccia.
Outdoor PE will be on Wednesdays, where we will be doing Netball.
However, please note these sessions will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall. Therefore, full named PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls that are suitable for an outside lesson) should be in school at all times. Long hair should be tied back and if your child wears earrings, please ensure they are able to remove them independently if possible.
Year 5 Term 3 Stunning Start- Greek Food Banquet!
TTRockstars Day 2024!
Year 5 TTRockstars Day 2024!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - A range of interactive Maths games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - A range of interactive English games
https://www.getepic.com/ - 1000s of books can be found here, with a free subscription for the first 30 days.
https://library.thenational.academy/ - each week there will be a new focus author, who will share a story with you!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg - A range of interactive History activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q - A range of interactive Science activities
Year 5 curriculum overview:
Year 5/6 Spelling List:
Below are the list of year 5/6 spellings, which we will begin to cover this year. Please use them to support your children with their English.