Following on from last week in English, we will be creating descriptions of our creatures’ habitats. We will look specifically at the use of relative clauses and understand how to embed them into main clauses. We will look at a variety of descriptions to help us generate and understand new language, before writing up our descriptions in the style of a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
After a tricky week in Maths, we are continuing to focus on mental methods for addition and subtraction. After making sure we have really consolidated our understanding of rounding and adjusting, we will look at when we should use bridging to the next ten as a method in addition and subtraction. We will continue to use the cuisinaire rods and number lines to represent our understanding in informal jottings.
In Year 5, we expect children to be eager and enthusiastic readers who make sure they read 5 times a week. This is to ensure confidence, fluency and speed. We will be using Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars in school and it would be very beneficial if Year 5 children had access to this at home. In Year 5, we expect children to practise spelling and times table facts (including division) three times a week (children should know their times tables by the end of Year 4). This can be done using TTRS, by chanting or creating memory cards and writing them out. If a child has concerns about this, we encourage them to speak to their class teacher.
In English, we are excited to announce that we will be going on a trip with the charity, Birds of Poole Harbour, who for the last couple of years been relocating ospreys to Poole Harbour. Using this as inspiration, we will be learning a text map based on the principle of Rewilding. Children will have opportunities to learn about their local environment and how to encourage wildlife (and why it is so important). After, they will have the opportunity to create their own set of instructions entitled: How to Rewild Your Life.
In Maths, we will begin exploring our understanding of number and place value through using resources. We will focusing particularly on the mental strategies used for addition and subtraction, as well as the language we use. We feel that this “going back to basics” will really benefit all children in the year group as it will embed fundamental concepts that we will rely on throughout the year.
PE is a very important part of Kingsleigh’s curriculum and we are hoping to be able to showcase as much of our Year 5 talent in our school and local competitions. PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays. A school PE kit is vital (further information can be found on the school website and in the Year 5 Parent Leaflet). Children are reminded not to wear earrings on the days we have PE and will be asked to take them out.
Halloween Disco – 15.30-18.15pm – (Pre-Sch, R, 1 & 2 – 15.30-16.45) (3, 4, 5 & 6 – 17.00-18.15)
Parents Evening 13.30-18.30pm
Mrs F Watson
16th October 2019
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