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Year 5 - Fine



This term will be studying the book:

Kensuke's Kingdom


This is what we will be learning...


English -  As part of the Primary Writing Project and Talk for Writing, we will be looking at cliffhangers in fiction texts, focusing on creating suspense. We will also be participating in a debate about sailing around the world! We will have regular spelling and grammar sessions.


Reading - Using the book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' in our reading sessions we will be focusing on how to find information from the text (Literal), how to reach conclusions on the basis of evidence and reasoning (Inference) and learn from the authors choice of words and techniques used (Evaluate). We will also carry on developing our skills of comprehension. 


Maths - This term we will be using our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills to continue our focus on learning about decimals. We will be adding and subtracting decimals with and without the same number of decimal places,  looking at sequences involving decimal numbers as well as multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We will also be learning how to measure angles using degrees, using a protractor and calculating angles in straight lines, around a point and in shapes. We will also continue consolidating our basic skills of using all four operations. (Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)


Science - This term our topic is still focused on Light and Shadows, where we will be learning about how light travels, how shadows are formed and how refraction changes the way light travels. 


Geography - Our focus is on learning about the geographical features of the United Kingdom.  


Art-  We will be studying the artists David Hockney and Ted Harrison and how they paint landscapes. 


Computing -  This term we will creating an island in Kodu and programming a script to follow a path around the island. 


Homework Due Dates:

Monday - REDS are due in, please ensure your child has read 5 times. 

Please ensure your child reads at home as we are not having many children complete their REDS homework!

Last term we started the extra incentive of giving out raffle tickets to children who had read 5 times. Well done to all the winners of the Easter Eggs last term. This term we will continue the incentive with the chance to win stationary items. Felt tips, colouring pencils etc. 

Wednesday - Maths homework books or folders are due in.

Friday - Spelling test day.

Values homework is due back the first week of the new month.



Key information:


PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure your child has their PE kit

(indoor and outdoor) in school. 


Library day is on Tuesday.



If you have any queries or concerns, please come and see us when we open the door. Thank you.

Mrs Godden and Miss Jones.


Some dates for your diary:

Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Trip to National Space Centre

 (more details to follow)

Thank you to all the parents and children who sent in chocolate for the Easter Raffle. We made over £200 towards our Space trip! 



Our Writing Gallery!

Here are some examples of our writing we have created in class using Talk for Writing.


Click on the images below.