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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 

 

Class 11 - Miss Hatton

Class 12 - Mrs Bateman

Miss Morris supports both classes

 

Please contact us via email (teacher@berkeley.cheshire.sch.uk) or pop a note in your child's diary.

 

Things to remember:

  • PE is every Tuesday so please come to school wearing your kit on these days.
  • Continue to record reading in diaries (at least 3 times a week).
  • Continue to go on TT Rockstars (at least 3 times a week)
  • Bring your diary to school every Friday when homework will be given out.

 

Homework

All About Year 5

Here is a brief overview of the different topics the children will be studying throughout the year.

Autumn 2019

 

Who let the Gods out?

 

Our History topic for this term is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be looking at sources, maps and evaluating historical content. 

In English, our Talk4Writing text is Beowulf. This term we will writing narratives, poems and newspaper reports.

Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division will be our Maths focus.

In Science, we will be investigating the properties and changes of materials.

 

 

 

 

Spring

What on Earth?

 

Our topic focus this term is rainforests.

We will be locating the world's rainforests and exploring their physical features such as its different layers in Geography. We will also be looking at global issues such as deforestation and palm oil farming. 

Our working scientifically skills continue to be developed this term by observing and comparing the life cycles of plants and animals in their local environment with other plants and animals in the Amazon.

In English, we will be writing persuasive letters and leaflets about the effects of desforestation and palm oil farming on the rainforest. 

Fractions is our big unit in Maths this term. Please encourage your child to learn and practice their timetables, up to 12. They are so important, particularly when working with fractions!

Spring Term Newsletter

Here are some useful well being tips and ideas to try out

SUMMER 2019

Out of this World.

 

This half term we are looking beyond the world we learned about before Easter and looking into space. 

Areas we will investigate include

  1. The Solar System
  2. Sunlight and Space Travel
  3. Earth and Space
  4. Is there anybody out there?
  5. Day and night
  6. Phases of the moon.

 

In English we will look at one man's dream to fly in the beautifully illustrated book FArTHER by Graeme Baker-Smith and comparing it to the poem Grannie as well as using it to inspire our own story writing and poetry.

We will also be reading the classic children's book Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce.

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Taking a lead from the characters in FArTHER we will explore creating working devices such as levers and cogs and use mechanisms to design and create moving objects.

 

There are many other exciting things in store this term which you can find out about on our newsletter below,

If you have anything you are particularly interested in that you'd like to share or learn more about in school, let us know.

Summer Newsletter

Homework

  • Homework this term will be colour coded. 
  • Your child will be told which colour homework they have this week (see the sticker in their diary). 
  • There will be up to 3 different colours each week and this will depend on their targets. 
  • The sticker in their diary will correspond with the links below.

 

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