Year 5 - Tigers

Happy New Year, Y5. 


We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for all of the exciting learning that is planned for 2022.


In Literacy, we will begin the term by writing list poems. We will focus on a poem called 'Look Twice' which describes regular objects from a different perspective. We will use our imaginations to write our own list poems in the style of 'Look Twice.' After this, we will be writing our own finding story followed by a non-chronological report.


In Maths, we will be working on multiplication and division. We will learn about prime numbers, factors, multiples, square numbers and cube numbers. In addition to this, we will learn how to multiply a 2, 3 or 4 digit number by a 1 or 2 digit number. As well as this new learning during Maths lessons, the children will practise applying the four operations and recalling their multiplication facts during our Daily Dashboard lessons.


In History, we will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. We will learn about who the Anglo-Saxons were and what life was like during this time.


In RE, we will be learning about different teachings from the Bible. We will find out how these teachings have an impact on the way that Christians live their lives. We will then learn about inspirational Christians and a charity called Christian Aid. 


In PSHE and RHE, we will be learning all about caring for others. We will consider how our care needs change throughout our lives and how we can care for others in our school and local community. We will also learn about online safety and how we can keep ourselves safe when we use the internet.


Our topic in Art is called 3D Sculpture. At the start of the term, we will be learning about Henry Moore's life and work. Following this, we will be using clay to make our own coil pot. We will also design and make a sculpture from recycled materials.


In PE, we will take part in a series of dance lessons.As well as keeping active in PE lessons, the Y5 children will also have many opportunities to use our Base Camp facilities at break time and lunch time. Remember that our school uniform is still joggers, leggings or shorts and black trainers, so you will always be ready to be active during the day.


Please support your child to read regularly at home and to complete their homework. Homework will be sent home each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. As well as the homework books that will be sent home, we would love for all of the children to be logging in to their accounts on Times Table Rockstars, Spelling Shed and My Rising Stars throughout the week.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.We will be available at the gate at home time or you can ring the office to make an appointment to speak to one of us.


Mrs Briston, Mrs Saunders and Miss Bramham