Welcome to Yellow Class!
Yellow Class is a class of 30 hardworking year 5 pupils.
Year 5 is jam-packed with lots of learning and exciting lessons. There is lots of learn and we work hard to understand new things, practise our skills and gain a better understanding of the world around us.
We are working on becoming more independent and responsible as well as getting better at working with others and contributing to a team.
Summer Term Learning Journey 2019 : Around the World in 80 Days
Yellow Class's learning journey this term is taking them on a journey around the world. They will be learning about human and physical geography features as they visit a variety of famous places around the world, starting local and then jetting off to Europe and beyond. This creative approach to learning means they will be developing skills from subjects across the curriculum as part of their topic. They will be improving their knowledge and understanding of other religions as they learn about key religions in countries they visit. They will be learning about different types of maps including topographical maps, land use maps and maps that natural resources. They hope to try cooking a few dishes from different cultures and learning new styles of dance. They will look at architecture in different places and work on improving with sketching skills. It will be interesting to look at some famous explorers and their routes around the globe, making stop motion animations with new computing skills.
Their English Curriculum is linked with our learning journey. They will be working on a variety of text types, beginning with descriptive narrative writing and writing dialogue before writing non-fiction travel writing.
In Maths, Yellow Class will be developing their understanding of measures (ml, l, g, kg, cm, m, km etc.) before working on area, perimeter, negative numbers and rounding. They will then be developing with shape vocabulary looking at 2D shapes and 3D shapes. Please practise telling the time and finding the difference between 2 times as they will be doing time around half term. Please see pdf documents below of skills we have learned in Maths in the Autumn and Spring terms for practice at home to keep skills ticking over.
In Science, Yellow Class we will be learning lots about animals and their habitats as well as as the life cycles of reptiles, mammals, amphibians and birds.
In Music, Yellow Class will be learning to sing in parts and in harmony as part of their Summer production: The Lion King. They will be applying their learning about rhythm this year to playing djembe drums and learning about songs from other cultures.
PE and Games
Yellow Class need their PE kits in school every day this term as PE days will move frequently due to weather and hall availability. They will be taking part in Forest School sessions on Fridays in May. Please remember long sleeved t-shirts, jumpers, wellies and trousers as well as waterproof coat and trousers.
Spellings will continue to be given out weekly on Fridays, to be learned by the following Thursday.
Please support your child in learning the pattern each week. Encourage them to be ambitious, try finding other words with the same pattern and practise until they are confident with all the words.
Please support your child with their reading at home. Children are expected to read at home at least 5 times a week including at least 2 reads with an adult. Please ensure they are recording their reads in their reading record and that you indicate where you have read with them too.
Children will have a weekly Reading homework this term as well as some Maths or Grammar skills practise. All questions will be to practise and reinforce learning from school. If they are unsure of any questions, please encourage them to ask an adult for support rather than guess, or bring it in to school a few days before it is due to ask for help.
It is expected that children practise their times tables at home regularly on Timestables Rockstars.
In addition to this, children have Doodle Maths logins and passwords which enables them to practise a wide range of Maths topics.
Please get in touch if there is anything you wish to discuss.