Welcome to Yellow Class!
Yellow Class is a class of ambitious, hardworking year 5 pupils.
Year 5 is jam-packed with lots of learning and exciting lessons. There is so much to 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.
Autumn Term Learning Journey 2019 : Whose Land Is This?
Our Learning Journey this term has a history focus but will include learning from the Science, DT, Art, Geography, RE and English curriculums. We will be considering the question, ‘Whose land is this?’ and reflecting on how different groups through history have tried to claim this land and have influenced our history. We will be learning about some of the groups that have settled in and invaded in Britain between 0 and 1066AD. We will be exploring what life was life for the Celts and discover how the Roman invasion influenced Britain. We will then move on to consider others who attempted to invaded and defend this land, from the Scots and the Picts to the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, not forgetting the Vikings too. We will be putting our learning into action in November and will be completing a challenge for our class showcase that will require us to use all our history knowledge as well as our speaking and listening skills. Watch this space for updates of what our challenge will be!
In writing this term, we will be ‘zooming in’ on the many skills that you need to draw on to be able to write successfully: interesting composition, accurate punctuation, correct grammar, clear handwriting and careful spelling. We will be practising these skills in isolation as well as together when learning how to write descriptive narratives, instructions, newspaper reports and poetry. We will be reading a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts together and will be working on seven key reading skills: understanding vocabulary, inferring, predicting, explaining, retrieving information, summarising and sequencing with a particular focus on vocabulary and retrieving this Autumn term. Much of our English will be in the context our Learning Journey (our creative topic this term based on the settlement and invasions in Britain between 0 and 1066AD).
In Maths this term we will be working to gain more confident with both increasingly large and increasingly small numbers! This will mean getting to grips with numbers that are over 10,000 as well as numbers with decimals. We will be striving to improve our understanding and accuracy when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We will also be widening our mathematical vocabulary, gaining confidence with terms such as multiple, factor, square, cube and prime.
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.
Children in Yellow Class will be given homework to help them practise their new learning, reinforcing and revising skills to help them gain confidence and fluency with new skills.
This will come home in their purple Homework books and will be a balance of reading comprehension, grammar and Maths.
As with spellings, it will be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday.
If your child has any difficulty with the skills, please do support and encourage them at home.
Weekly spellings will be given out to help support learning at school. They will 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.
It is also expected that children practise their times tables at home regularly on Timestables Rockstars so they are confidence recalling all timestables facts up to 12 x 12. These facts are essential for children to be able to access the year 5 Maths curriculum.
Please get in touch if there is anything you wish to discuss.