Welcome to Class 5
Hello, our class is made up of Year 5 pupils. Our teacher is Mrs Carter.
You can find out more about what we are learning about in Year Five by downloading our current curriculum map. This term we are basing much of our learning in English on the book “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This will link to our Science where we will be finding out much more about Earth and Space and Forces. We’re using the European Space Agency “Mission to the Moon” to inspire our DT and will focus on the art of Peter Thorpe for inspiration in Art lessons. We are also looking forward to entering the First Lego League and facing some of the challenges set there to support with out programming skills.
The overview for this academic year in class 5 is here:
Reading: Your child should aim to read every day and with an adult 3x per week. Please sign reading record on these occasions.
How to best support your child with their reading:
- discuss meaning of challenging vocabulary
- ask your child questions about what they’ve read
- make predictions
Spelling: The children will have a list of ‘tricky’ words to learn each week, through a variety of strategies. They should practise these in their spelling home learning books and will be tested on the words regularly during the following week.
Maths: One piece per week, relating to key expectations. Encourage your child to use maths apps such as; it is a fun way for your child to practice and develop their key skills.
How to best support your child in maths:
- use the method shown on the home learning sheet
- regularly practice times tables (up to 12x), number bonds and telling the time
Occasional home learning:
- topic – geography, history or D&T