Welcome to Year 5 Class!
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to year 5! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday and that the children are ready for their year in 5U.
This term, our topic will be Space and Continents. We will be looking at the science of space and the history of space travel and there will be links to art and music as well.
In English, will be looking particularly at non-fiction texts linked to our topic on space. The children will enjoy researching and writing explanation texts as well as some adventure fiction and poetry work. We will also be getting to grips with some of the grammar techniques and how we can use these to make our writing more interesting. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible and record it in their records. They will also have weekly spellings to practise at home.
In maths, we will be learning about number. This will start with place value, rounding and negative numbers and then move onto the four operations. There is an emphasis on numbers in the millions so there will be lots of opportunities to link this to our science topic on space. Mathletics has now been launched at Mill Mead, so please look out for weekly home learning tasks. The children have been very enthusiastic about it, so far! Please continue to practise times tables at home.
Spelling and times table tests will be on Thursdays with Mrs Lee. Reading records will be checked when it is your child's turn to work with an adult during guided reading over the week. Mathletics will be set and checked weekly (day tbc) and the children will also have one or two fun projects to complete over the half term - a letter will be sent home about this.
We are really looking forward to a great term in 5U, and we hope you and your child/children are too!
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to ask.
The 5U teaching team