Year 5 News

Year 5 Summer 2 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the second half of the summer term! We hope you had a restful break and enjoyed the sunshine!


This half term, as part of English, the children will be writing their own newspaper reports. The children will then be developing their persuasive writing skills. In maths, the children will be exploring fractions, decimals and percentages.

This half term, as part of our geography topic, the children will be continuing with their learning about ‘Natural disasters’ including mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. As part of our history topic, the children will continue to learn about the ‘Vikings’. In art lessons, the children will be using watercolours to create landscape paintings of mountains and volcanoes. In science, the topic of ‘Living things and their habitats’ will be explored further. The children will then learn about ‘Animals including humans’. Our R.E. topic for this half term will be Islam and Christianity, with a focus on ‘Why do religious books and teachings matter?’. In computing, the children will be using the software program ‘Busy Things’ to communicate across the curriculum including art, geography and science. We will also be teaching RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) towards the end of the term.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the rest of the year and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to read for at least 15 minutes each day at home, and signing their reading record at least once a week. Please support your child in remembering to bring it to school every day with their reading book.


Year 5 will have P.E. twice a week. They will have PE once during PPA on a Thursday and another lesson with their class teacher on either Monday (Czech Republic), Tuesday (Portugal) or Friday (Iceland). Timetables are subject to change, so please ensure that children bring their P.E. kits in at the beginning of the week and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it. Please also ensure that, particularly in warm weather, the children wear sun cream and bring a water bottle to school.


Our homework schedule also remains the same, with homework being set on a Friday, due to be completed by the following Tuesday. The children will have a range of activities to complete including activities set on Mathletics, weekly spellings and a piece of work to be uploaded onto J2. We would also encourage all children to regularly practise both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings using Readiwriter Spelling. We appreciate your continued support in helping your child learn.


Further to our recent letter, Year 5 will be visiting Alexandra Palace Park on Monday 14th June. The trip is linked to our science topic. We are very much looking forward to it!

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours faithfully,

The year 5 team.

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