Welcome to Year 5
Welcome back to the last term for children in Year 5. We are looking forward to another busy term where we will be continuing to practice for our end of year performance of Mary Poppins.
We will be looking at the story closely this term and writing our own versions for the Knowl Hill Village Association's annual writing competition.
Week Beginning 14th June 2021
English - In English we are learning to a write dialogue for a story. We will be looking at different levels of formality within a story. The children will learn that dialogue can be reported speech as well as direct. We will be looking at using the correct punctuation and how to ensure we use a new line for a new person speaking.
Maths - We will be looking at decimals. Following our work on fractions earlier in the year we will learn how to add and subtract decimals and problem solve, using money and measures, where we will need to work out the correct operation needed. Moving on we will learn how to multiply a decimal by 10, 100, 1000.
Guided Reading - In guided reading we will continue reading Wonder by RJ Palacio and answering questions about the story, characters and vocabulary. We will also continue to use Reading Eggs in class to support our progress.
We will be revisiting last terms spelling lists to ensure we have really learned them. We will start on Week 24 - Rule 60 Spelling Frame. Again children will be tested on Fridays
Year 5 and 6 Spelling List
Children should be continuing to learn spellings each week.
Reading - Please encourage your child to read regularly, if there are no books available at home they are welcome to borrow one of mine from school. Alternatively, they can log in to their Reading Eggs account and complete tasks set on there.
Some children really do need to be learning their times tables. I will let them know which ones they need to practice. Again they can log-in to their Times Tables Rock Stars account.
Stars of the week
Last week's Stars of the Week certificates went to Harry for working hard on additional activities in class, and Eryn for being supportive and helping to encourage one of her peers in a PE session. Well done both of you.
If you are having to self isolate then please find below some activities you can access from home.
Remember you can still log-in to Reading Eggs, Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Frame. If you need your logins then please email me.
English - Research an element of the Edwardian Era that interests you. Create a power point presentation to show off your learning
Maths - click on to BBC bitesize home learning and work through their daily sessions. Try to focus on decimals as we are in school. I have also uploaded some other lessons for you to complete
Get Epic website - Lots of great books online to support children's topic learning. Our class code is jsm7231
Year 5 Information
SPAG Help sheet
Below is a sheet explaining some of the SPAG rules we use in Year 5. The list explains everything taught from Year 1 upto and including Year 6 with easy to understand definitions. You can also check out The School Run website which helps parents and children with all sorts of questions.