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Year 5

Hannah Rolfe (Small)2

Mrs Hannah Rolfe

Year 5 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 5!

Term 2: Endurance

This term the class have chosen to base their learning around the icy Antarctic. We will be using the book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ by William Grill to help us with our topic. We shall be learning about the journey Ernest Shackleton and his men took, and writing personal statements and job adverts to apply for a position on The Endeavour.  We shall be tracking the route the men took whilst learning about the points of a compass and improving our grid referencing skills. Our history learning will see us comparing polar expeditions past and present. During art sessions, we will be making good luck charms out of clay to give to our loved ones we left behind as we set sail on the Endeavour and also using line art to create bon voyage cards. Our maths learning this term focuses on multiplication, division and statistics. We will be applying these skills to a range of problems especially when we are making products for the Christmas Fair.

Towards the end of the term, we will be moving on to exploring the world of Narnia. We will lose ourselves in the imaginary world and write our own setting descriptions once we have designed our own world.

Each week I will be sending home weekly spellings for your child to learn. I would be really grateful if you could hear your child read at least 3 times a week at home. Many thanks for your support, Mrs Rolfe

This term our School Priorities are:

Reading – Provide reasoned justifications for their views

Writing- Use relative clauses that include a relative pronoun 

Maths – Identify factors of numbers and find factor pairs of numbers

 

Term 1: The Ship of Dreams

A very warm welcome to Year 5. I am very pleased to be your teacher this year and I know we are going to have a great and busy year. We are starting the term with a topic about Titanic. Our class book this term is called ‘Titanic Survivor’ and is a great read all about the ship. We will be using this book to help us with all areas of our learning. In English, we will be writing letters and diary entries as though we are a passenger on board and will focus on trying to add some cohesion to our work to help it flow better. Maths this term will focus on deepening our understanding of numbers to 1,000,000 including rounding and roman numerals. During our topic sessions in the afternoon, we will be busy researching and finding out as much as we can about the ship. Our geography skills will be used when we are learning about the route the titanic took, both before and during its maiden voyage. We will be learning about the food they ate, the differences between the different classes, key people who were involved with the ship and people who were on board the ship. We will also carry out a number of science investigations to learn about water resistance and icebergs.

Each week I will be sending home weekly spellings for your child to learn. I would be really grateful if you could hear your child read at least 3 times a week at home. Many thanks for your support, Mrs Rolfe

This term our School Priorities are:

Writing: Read and understand the meaning of new words.

– Learn how to use a dictionary correctly

Maths: To know the place value of digits in numbers up to 1,000,000