Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome everybody to the Year 5 section of the website. 

Class Teachers: 5W Mr Shurlock

5S Mrs Dunne

5H Mr Early

LSAs: Miss Young, Miss Farrar and Mrs Bell

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team. 

Picture 1 A message from the Year 5 team (April 2020)

Reading at home

In Year 5, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. Children must have it signed to gain their sticker for the sticker chart. Children who read 5 times a week can earn 2 stickers. A member of the Year 5 team will check reading records daily, so please ensure that reading records are returned to school each morning. 

Homework

Children will regularly be given spellings in class and we encourage pupils to take a copy of these home to practise. As well as this and reading, we ask children to access TTRockstars and EPIC! at home at least three times a week. 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Monday.

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Milk can be purchased at the start of each term (please speak to the school office about this). 

Maths

Our focus this half term is Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. We will learn about equivalent fractions, improper and mixed fractions, and how to solve fraction calculations. The small steps to success can be found on the Maths curriculum page.

 

English

Our shared reading text in class for this half term is: The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.

We will exploring this text through daily reading practise and will answer comprehension questions on a Friday to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. Why don't you ask me to keep you up to date with what is happening to the characters in the story each week?

 

In writing, we are focusing on the key skills of writing alternative endings. We continue to explore figurative language techniques, describing settings and characters, and then we will write an alternative ending to 'The Tunnel'. 

 

Science

Our science focus this half term is Living Things and their Habitats.

We will be learning about the life cycles of different creatures, and will have our very own egg hatcher to observe this in action! We will study the Linnaeus system of classifying creatures, before studying both sexual and asexual reproduction, microorganisms and metamorphosis. 

 

Religious Education

This term in RE, we will be exploring the question, ‘Is it better to express your faith in arts and architecture, or charity and generosity?’ We will explore what this means in different faiths, and share our own experiences. 

 

P.S.H.E

With the support of Salford Youth Service and Salford Educational Psychology Service, we use the Second Step programme to teach P.S.H.E in Year 5. These lessons will be delivered by Year 5 staff team, with the support and help from Salford Youth Service. You can find out more information about Second Step here https://www.secondstep.org.