Welcome to Year Five's WebPage
Thank you for taking the time to come to our space on the internet. Our class is made up of thirty boys and girls, who are aged nine and ten. We come from all sorts of different backgrounds, nationalities and religions, but all have one aim - To be on F.I.R.E. in our learning!
F is for Focussed: which means staying on task, sticking to the class rules and giving all our attention to everything that we learn.
I is for Independent: which means that we need to ask questions, think for ourselves and take ownership of our own learning.
R is for Resilient: which means taking on challenges, never giving up and learning from our mistakes.
E is for Enthusiastic: which means being positive, ready to learn and having a can do attitude to all the challenges we take on at school.
The first autumn term is all about starting well and getting to know the new rhythms of a different year group. This included writing a class charter and thinking about our learning goals for the year.
In Term One, we focus on place value. This means understanding the values of digits within a larger number. In Year Five, this includes numbers to one million. To practise this at home, why not play the following game: www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/
It is crucial in Year Five that we learn to use a wider range of punctuation, that we use a variety of openers to start sentences and that we use complex sentences. To do this, we will be looking at The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and using DADWAVERS to give us a bank of sentence openers to utilise.
This term, we will be looking at the Science topic of Animals including Humans, which means that we will look at data about life span, gestation and creating graphs to compare the two.
Here are some examples of excellent topic work:
In Term Two, we start completing homework. This is to build up our independence and to give children the chance to extend their learning at home. Each week, we complete a piece of Literacy, Maths and Topic work. If we complete them well, then we are rewarded with Class Dojo points!
In Term One, we focus on the four main written methods, column addition and subtraction, compact multiplication and bus stop division. Each requires different skills, but a base understanding of tables facts and number bonds to one hundred helps no end, so lots of practise at home will be really helpful.
Again, we will be focussing on our use of complex sentence structure, including using brackets, dashes and relative clauses to add extra detail to sentences. We will being reading the picture book Rose Blanche and looking at some World War Two Poetry, to enhance our learning.
This term, we will look at the topic of World War, focusing on World War Two. This will mean looking at timelines, key events from the war and trying to put ourselves in the position of being children experiencing war first hand.
Here are some examples of excellent written work:
In Term Three, we start to focus on editing, correcting and improving our work. This ensures that we are independent, but also that we can produce our best work, all of the time.
This term, we will be focussing on fractions, decimals and percentages, looking at things that are smaller than a whole and their relationship to each other.
If you want to practise at home, then use this game: Fraction Fiddle
In Term Three, we will be reading the book Skellig and exploring the themes about mysterious creatures that are contained within. We will also be looking at non-fiction writing and exploring factual tone and vocabulary.
This term is a Science term again and we will be exploring space and forces. To make this even more exciting, we will be visiting The Science Museum in London to make this topic come to life. Check back later in the term for examples of work and photos of our trip.