We hope everyone has had a wonderful break and welcome you back to a new half term of wonderful learning. As the days get shorter and colder we hope to brighten the season up with some fantastic new areas of study in Year 5.
During the second half term of the year, pupils will look at their new Power of Reading book, ‘There is a boy in the girls’ bathroom’ to aid them in developing their writing skills for dialogue and fictional texts. They will use this text and others to help plan their own writing, especially in regard to comedy narratives, discussion texts and a fictional diary entry. Pupils will focus specifically on their use of punctuation within writing for effect and to create clarity.
Numeracy lessons will focus on factors and multiples at the start of the half term before moving onto formal multiplication methods as we progress. The pupils will then begin work on division and using all these skills to solve word problems based on real life contexts
In Humanities, Year 5 will study the topographical features of maps and how they change over time. Pupils will focus on the physical geographical features of an area and compare and contrast the present day to the past. Additionally, they will also look at how the water cycle plays a part in these changes and share their findings in their writing.
Science lessons will involve pupils developing their understanding of the human body and how it adapts and changes as it ages. They will look at what happens to the body as it moves through the major stages of life. Moreover, pupils will learn about the specific changes due to age on organs and how some later life ailments can be avoided or mitigated.
As a reminder, homework will continue to go online every Wednesday and it is to be completed by the following Monday. Children are also expected to bring in appropriate PE attire every Wednesday.
Please also keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and ‘Wow Work’.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to a member of the Year 5 team.
We look forward to an excellent second half of the Autumn term!
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