5S - Year 5
Welcome to 5S
Welcome to 5S!
Class teacher: Miss Slodzik
LSA: Mrs Murphy
Meet the teacher
PE is on Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure your PE kit comes in to school on a Monday and goes home Friday to be washed.
You must bring in your reading record and water bottle every day as this is part of your school equipment.
In English, we will be focusing on the truly engaging 'The Goldfish Boy'. Using this book as a hook, we will write some leaflets, non-chronological reports and newspaper articles. Throughout lessons, we will be learning a range of new skills to improve our writing, such as: punctuating speech, expanded noun phrases, planning writing and using a range subordinate conjunction.
Below are spellings that children should be practising and are expected to know by the end of Key Stage 2.
This year, we will be following the Power Maths scheme which is a mastery resource that empowers every child to understand and succeed. It develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools. This term we will be focusing on multiplication and division. Besides this, we are continuing to use TTRockstars as a platform for helping children to learn and consolidate their knowledge of times tables and related division facts.
This half term our topic in Science is Earth and Space. We have started to explore the different planets and understanding key vocabulary such as: orbit, rotate, axis, heliocentric and geocentric. We are going to be looking at the planets in more detail, how day and night occur and the different phases of the moon.
For the rest of the year we will be looking at:
Autumn 1 - Forces
Autumn 2 - Properties and changes of materials
Spring 1 - Earth and Space
Spring 2 - Earth and Space
Summer 1 - Living things and their habitats
Summer 2 - Animals including humans
Our focus this term is PSHE. We will be looking particularly at both mental and physical health and how we can support ourselves and the those around us with both. We have been using our oracy skills a lot throughout this topic and working on being able to take on other people views and understand them if they differ to our own. So far I have been extremely impressed with 5S at how sensible they have been when discussing some of the topics we have covered. We had a fantastic debate with the focus of 'Which is more important; mental health or physical health?'
Additional work pack
Here is the link to quiz your books at home. Remember, you can quiz your own books too, not just school ones.
Times Table Rock Stars
Children need to be continually practising their times tables as this is one of the key fundamentals of maths.
Purple Mash is a valuable learning tool, with lots of fun and educational activities to support children's learning.