We recommend that children read at least 3 times a week and once to an adult. This will help to improve the fluency of their reading as well as supporting both their comprehension and spelling.
Over the course of the week, children will take part in a range of Whole Class Guided Reading activities. These will focus on developing their key reading skills of: Retrieval, Inference and Authorial Choice
Children need to come to school wearing their PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays.
In English the children will be reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, a novel by Rick Riordan, as well as other Greek myths re-written as comic strip stories by Marcia Williams. Using these texts as a stimulus, they will be writing for a range of purposes and producing different genres of writing.
To view the National Curriculum expectations for Year Five children -please click here
Year 5 Team
Mr W. Jones
Miss R. Worrall
Miss S. Burns
Miss J Bradbury
Mrs J Farnworth
Autumn trips and events
Makers of History (TBC)
In Maths we will be focusing on:
- Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
Year 5 in pictures...
Fantastic and Strange
Each week, we expect children to practise both their times tables and spelling homework. In addition to this, we send out a Pick 'n' Mix Homework Challenge, where children can choose different tasks and earn different amounts of Dojos. We then have a Homework Celebration afternoon, where the children can share the tasks they have completed with the rest of the year group.
Spelling strategies and rules will be taught throughout the week. Children will be tested on their spellings every Thursday and receive their new spellings.
Year 5 Word List
Below are the Year 5 words that your child needs to be able to spell by the end of Year 5....
Earth and Space
Our Topic Learning
We will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks, studying their culture and legacy.
We will be completing our artist study on Sarah Esteje and producing our own 'Biro art' using space and value.
This term the children will be learning about E-Safety and creating their own Maze game, linked to our Ancient Greeks topic.
Our topic for this term will be: The 5 Pillars of Islam and Art, Architecture and Poetry
The children will be taking part in lessons from Wigan Music Service. Our topic this term is 'Goddess Gaia', where the children will use vocal and instrumental composition.