Year Five

Welcome to Class 5

On our page you will find class and curriculum information as well as weekly learning reviews. Remember check every week for updates!

For more information about what to expect from Class 5, please click here.

 Class 5 Staff

Teachers- Miss King

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Thorne

  Weekly Review

 

In maths, we have completed long multiplication and moved on to long division.  The children have been using counters to understand why we regroup and exchange in calculations of this kind. As the children are beginning to attempt more complex calculations, they are relying more and more upon times tables skills to improve the speed and accuracy of their work. It would be beneficial if they could keep practising their times tables at home.

In English, we continue to delve into Clockwork and the troubled town of Glockenheim.   The children have written letters as Karl, the clockmaker’s apprentice, who has found himself in the troubling dilemma of possessing a beautiful yet deadly clockwork knight, a gift from the sinister Dr Kalmenius.   In grammar lessons, we have revisited punctuation and learned how to use the active and passive voice.

In Design Technology, we have continued our theme of healthy eating and bread.  Today the children evaluated different kinds of bread based on taste, texture and smell.  Perhaps you could ask them some of the breads they tried and where these types of breads originate from?

In art last week we learnt how to draw a human figure in proportion.  This week we drew the human figure from real life by using one another as models.  The children did find this difficult at first, but at the end of the session most were happy with at least one of their drawings.

In RE, the children wrote a piece as an elderly Moses, reflecting on his life carrying out God’s will, from the time he was placed on the River Nile as a baby, to the events that ultimately led him to free the Israelites from slavery.  The children were asked to consider how this story might inspire Christians today.

There is a fluency sheet here.

Home learning

This term's home learning can be found here.

 Spellings

interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, compliment, complement, morning, mourning, practise, practice

Reading Menu 

Here is the reading menu for this term.  They are for the children to work on at home and in school. If they complete a line or four corners,  they get a bookmark/sticker and once they complete a full house they get to choose a book from Mrs Hard's special box. We ask parents to sign to show that they have completed the challenge. 

We hope to encourage a wide reading diet and to support the children in reading daily and developing a good stamina for reading  in order to complete the whole menu by Easter.