Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to the Year 5 home learning page and to Autumn 2. Here you can find material that will help you with homework, spellings, etc. and give you a general idea of our learning for the forthcoming term.
Reading – please use the Reading Journal to log your reading. You can log what you have done at school during early work, if you prefer. All reading can help your reading skills, whether it is reading in-game material, online research, or reading a book or magazine. It's always a great idea to discuss your reading with others - this builds comprehension and overall reading skills.
Spellings– We have been focusing on our Autumn 1 list and our spelling logs. This has helped to identify gaps in our spelling knowledge. On this basis, there are 4 different spellings lists for children for this coming half term. The list your child has, is intended to help them address gaps in their spelling and should be considered as a tool to help them improve. Please take time to consider the spelling rule that is the focus of each week.
Times tables – We are going to address gaps in our times table and quick-facts knowledge. Spend time revising the 9x table and doubling please.
Sumdog – please try to log on to Sumdog to complete the activities created for you. These include times table practice, plus skills organised around the Maths learning we are doing each week. We are now in our third unit of Maths - statistics. Log on to Sumdog please this week. There are activities to support our learning with addition and subtraction, plus recapping times tables x4, x8 and x9 to mop up some of the gaps we have. I have also added a competition - and there will be a mini prize. Let's get as many people as possible onto sumdog this week.
If you have any other apps or websites that you like using, share this with the rest of the class via the forum!
The wider curriculum.
Take a look at our Topic web (below), which tells you all the interesting subjects we will cover this half term:
Science - forces (finishing off water resistance and mechanical forces), then moving on to Earth and Space.
History - we will continue to learn about the ancient Greek gods, then focus in more detail on aspects of daily life in the different city states.
Geography - having learnt about how mountains are formed, we will now explore the landscape of mountains, including plant and animal life, and how man interacts with the environment.
Stay safe and healthy
With so many aspects of life going online, remember to keep safe and do not share personal information. Try to get outside as much as you can to enjoy your week off, and to stay fit and healthy.