Year 5

Class Teacher:

Mrs Pullen & Mrs Roberts

Learning Support Assistant:

Miss Boulton

Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.  

Homework

Spellings

New spelling scheme in place for 2021-22

Pathways to Spell

This scheme links in with our writing lessons and allows children to learn and apply spelling patterns and rules across the curriculum, rather than just having a weekly spelling test.

The weekly ‘focus’ words will be sent home which your child must practice using their preferred methods explored in our spelling sessions in school.

Some weeks, there will be a dictation activity, where children will need to apply what they have learnt independently.

 Times Tables

It is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible. They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions. At the end of each Maths Unit, children will have a times tables test.    

Reading

Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers. 

Timetabling

PE lessons are on a Monday afternoon. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.

On a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Pullen  is out of class for her preparation time. Therefore, Mrs Greaves will teach Music and Computing  on this day.

Home Learning Details

In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:

Purple Mash 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rainfordbrook

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL166134

Times Tables Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/18299

Developing Experts (Science) 

https://developingexperts.com/accounts/pupil/sign-in

Language Angels (Spanish) 

https://www.languageangels.com/homeschool/

Autumn 1

English:  In English, we will study the story called Queen of the Falls and will write a series of diaries about significant events in Annie Edson Taylor’s life. Annie Taylor, a short, plump and fussy sixty-two year old widow, runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Through this story, we will concentrate on organising writing into paragraphs around a theme, using commas after fronted adverbials and also the use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing.

Maths: In maths, we will start off by exploring ‘Place Value’. We will be looking at number lines, rounding, comparing and ordering numbers, negative numbers and will even be exploring Roman Numerals!

We will then move on to ‘Addition and Subtraction’ and ‘Statistics’.

Science 

Our unit this term is ‘Forces’, which explores different types of natural and applied forces in existence. Where possible, we will learn through practical activities so that the children are given the opportunity to test applied forces for themselves, but also study the theory behind natural forces.

What is a force? – BBC Bitesize

Forces Learning Mat

 

Geography

This term, we will be learning about Europe.   Using atlases, we will identify the capital cities, landmarks and mountain ranges.

Europe

Europe knowledge mat

RE

In RE, we are learning about Christianity. We will look at Christian beliefs about sin and forgiveness, describe and explain how and why Christians might use the Lord’s Prayer and suggest things that might lead Christians into temptation in the modern world.