Year 5 Spring Term Newsletter
Welcome back. I hope you all had a restful break.
The children are working very hard on all aspects of their learning.
Learning in the Spring Term
English Narrative: Suspense and Mystery, Non- fiction: Persuasion, Non- fiction: Instructions, Poetry 1: Vocabulary building, Poetry 2: Structure- spoken word, poetry, rap
Maths Addition/ Subtraction, Multiplication/ Division, Fractions, problem solving (including ‘bar method’, conversion of measures, area, volume, capacity
Science Properties and changes of materials, dissolving reactions and separation
Living things and their habitats – life cycles, reproduction of plants and animals
Animals including humans – growth, development and puberty
Creative Learning Kingdom of Benin
Computing Research and presentation skills, programming
RE Learning about a range of religions, including creation stories (linked to Jigsaw’ units and
Creative Curriculum theme)
PSHE Kindness and friendship, Self-regulation
PE Dance, Invasion games (football, netball, Basketball), Swimming
Art: Painting, Textiles, artist study
- PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday (occasionally Friday, depending on weather conditions).
- PE kit must be available in school all week, so additional kit should be considered for clubs (before or after school).
- Tracksuits are a good idea for when the weather is cold.
Time spent at home on reading, times tables and spellings is still vital in Year 5.
Reading at least 3 times each week
Spellings ongoing learning based on weekly class input
Times Tables ongoing learning based on weekly class input
Learning Logs given out on a Tuesday (will sometimes be project-based or practical), to be handed in on the following Monday for marking
Mathletics achieve at least 1000 points per week
Learning Log homework can be set as an introduction to a new Creative Learning project, part of work in Science or as revision of completed learning.
I hope you have found this useful. If you ever need to speak to me, please contact the office.
I am happy to meet with you in person or chat about any concerns that you may have over the phone.