Welcome to Year 5 Class!
Autumn Term 2019
Welcome to year 5! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday and that the children are ready for their first term in 5U.
This term, our topics will be Space and the Maya. We will be looking at the movement of the planets, night and day, seasons and doing lots of art and music around the topic. We will even be starting with some astronaut training!
After half term, we will be looking at the Mayan civilisation and their belief system, when they were on the timeline and how they lived. Stand by for information on a visit.
In English, will be looking particularly at poetry, starting with space poems and going on to work with Michael Rosen's poems to link with his visit. We are so excited! We will also be doing work based around our class book, Phoenix, and writing under a sci-fi genre.
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 and must continue to learn their weekly times table (Times Table Rockstars is great for this!)
In maths, we will be learning about place value and the four operations.
Spelling tests will be on Wednesdays 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. TTR is changed weekly as appropriate and the children will also have one or two fun projects to complete over the half term - a letter has been sent home about this. Times table tests will be on Thursdays. Your child will be told which ones to learn.
We are really looking forward to a great term in 5U, and we hope you and your child is too!
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to ask.
The 5U teaching team