Year 5 2015/16
Welcome to the Year 5 page
Year 5 is an exciting and important year at Preston Park. As well as the children working towards Year 6 where they will sit their national SAT tests, there is now a higher expectation from their teachers that they become more responsible for their own learning and more mature around school as they model positive behaviour for the younger children they come into contact with each day. Please remind your child of this so they understand this responsibilitiy. Please review the Behaviour Policy we sent to all parents earlier this year if you need to review the good behaiour that is expected from all children at all times.
Year 5 Spring Term Planner 2015/2016
Dear Parents/ Carers, We hope you have all had a restful holiday and are very happy to see all our Year 5 pupils back and ready to learn! Please find a list of the units of work being covered during the Spring term in Year 5.
Literacy: • A detailed and comprehensive unit on: Myths and Legends, which will include extensive reading, researching and project work
- Narrative s and Films encompassing ‘Visual Literacy’. • Persuasive Writing We will also be strengthening Grammar and Punctuation skills; this term's focus topics shall be understanding 'Main and Subordinate Clauses', 'Using Commas and Semi-Colons' and confidently using the different 'Parts of Speech'.
Additionally, we shall be continuing with ‘opportunities for independent writing’ every Fridays.
Reading: Every child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day. Your child shall be given a 'Yellow Reading Book' outlining what they have read accompanied with focus questions.
In school, each week your child shall attempt a Reading Comprehension Test, this must be completed over the weekend as homework, so that he/she is able to mark and assess their Reading Level in the subsequent Comprehension lesson.
Numeracy: • Place value, ordering, rounding and estimating quantities. • Understanding addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
- Mental calculations and jottings, using pencil and paper strategies to determine answers using the four operations.
- Money and real life problems. • Fractions, decimals and percentages. • Ratio and Proportion. • Measuring accurately. • Properties of 2D and 3D shapes. All children in year 5 should know their times-tables from 1-12 by heart; some children have be extended and given the 13 times table to memorise as well, please support your child to achieve accuracy at knowing their times tables. Science: • Animals including Humans. • Earth and Space. • Strengthening our ‘working scientifically’ skills by carrying out: observations, asking questions, predicting, fair testing, recording, using equipment safely and using & applying scientific vocabulary.
Humanities: All pupils will be covering the topic Ancient Greece in depth. Work completed during this unit of study will be showcased.
ICT: This subject is taught discretely and is cross curricular.
P.S.H.E. This subject is taught discretely and is cross curricular.
R.E. The children will be looking at ‘Holy Books’ from different religions and how these guide and shape the way that their followers lead their lives.
Music: All children in year 5 will be learning music on Tuesday mornings. These lessons will be taught by the Brent Music Specialists and your child's Class Teacher. This term the children are learning 'African Drumming' and will be following set pieces, as well as, composing their own music.
Physical Activity: Children will be participating in a range of different sporting activities such as: combat sports, team sports and games which promote multi-skills.
All children must keep a P.E. kit at school every week; this kit should be weather dependent, hence please ensure your child is wearing the appropriate gear i.e. warm track suits in cold weather; T- shirts and track suit bottoms or shorts in moderate/warm weather. Also, children must come to school in full school uniform and change into their P.E. clothes before their sports session in the afternoon.
Homework: We are continuing with differentiated Numeracy homework, Spellings and Reading Comprehension tasks on a weekly basis. This is given out every Wednesday/Friday and must be completed by the following Monday/Friday - if your child encounters problems in completing their homework tasks they must inform their teacher in advance, so that he/ she can explain it to them and then they can complete it over the weekend. Apart from these set tasks, your child may be given additional Science and Grammar & Punctuation homework. We shall continue with assigning 'Learning Logs' homework tasks and ‘Project Work’ to be completed within set deadlines.
We would be very grateful if you could support your child to complete their homework regularly.
Testing: Every Friday children will be tested on their Arithmetic skills, Spellings and Timetables. Please ensure that you encourage your child to revise for these tests throughout the week.
iPads: All children in Year 5 are equipped with iPads. These iPads should be charged and brought in to school every day to be used as part of the curriculum. We shall continue to inform you regarding: iBooks purchases to enhance your child's learning in Literacy. Please ensure your child is using their iPad to its best potential and not merely as a gaming device.
Behaviour: Please can we remind ALL parents and children that we expect a high level of behaviour both in and out of the classroom. We will NOT be tolerating any inappropriate behaviour from any child in Year 5, in line with the school's Behaviour Policy. Please see the school Behaviour Policy (available on request) to ensure that you are aware of the sanctions that will occur in the event of any misbehaviour.
Stationery: Please ensure that your child brings in a pencil case everyday with the following essentials: two sharpened pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a sharpener, a green and a purple pen and a set of highlighters with the colours: blue, green, pink and yellow.
Attendance and Punctuality: Your child’s attendance in school has a direct impact on learning. Children should be in the playground and lined up by 8:40 a.m. If your child is absent for any reason, you will need to notify the school either by a telephone call or a letter. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing cooperation and support.
The Year 5 Team
Mrs M Patel