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2022-23 Year 5

 Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page for 2022-23
 
Mrs Gibbs, Miss Eatock, Mrs Goldsack, Miss Carter
We hope everybody has had an amazing summer holiday! We are looking forward to starting our new year, which we will kick off with our Victorian topic. Find out about what we will be learning in more detail below:
 English: 
 
Our English focus for the next few weeks will be biographies, where we will be writing about the life of Queen Victoria and other notable Victorians. Additionally, we will be reading and writing about our class story, Street Child by Berlie Doherty. 

We are striving to develop our pupils passion for reading and provide lots of opportunities throughout the school day to listen and read a variety of books. If you would like some book recommendations for reading at home, try exploring https://www.booksfortopics.com/yeargroups.

 

Maths:
 
Our first Power Maths unit will be looking at place value within 100,000. We will be using number lines, place values grids and part-whole models to cement our understanding of place value this term. 
 
Science:
 
Properties of materials is our focus for science this term. We will be investigating what properties different materials have, as well as discovering what changes are reversible and irreversible changes.
 Art:
 
We will be looking at the styles of William Morris and William Turner during our art lessons in order to get inspiration for our own Victorian designs.
 History:
 
We will be investigating life in the Victorian era by learning about Queen Victoria, important changes and inventions of the Victorian era, as well as looking at Victorian artefacts and lifestyles.
 PSHE
 
We will be looking at beginning and belonging in PSHE, with the focus being on exploring new situations and identifying the emotions experienced. We will also be developing  our own networks of support and considering how we can support others. 
How to help your child in Year 5:
  • Support your child with daily reading at home and encourage them by ticking that you have heard/seen them read in their home school book.
  • Reading records and books are to come into school every day, please.
  • Spellings can be practised using the Spelling Shed website without the app.
  • Times tables can be practised using Times Tables Rock Stars.
  • Encourage them to tell the time on analogue and digital clocks.
  • Keep an eye out for posts on this website and also on Class Dojo.
Computing: 
 
We will be using our school's ICT platform 'Purple Mash', where we will be focusing on coding efficiently and investigating different strategies for coding.