YEAR 5 SPRING TERM 2019
Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome back to the Spring Term.
Curriculum: Our topic this term is based on the Michael Morpurgo novel Kensuke's Kingdom.
Literacy : We will be beginning continuing with Read Write Spell (RWS) which will help
to improve your child’s reading and spelling whilst introducing a new grammar
scheme called Grammar Hammer. All work covered in our literacy lessons
includes both fiction and non-fiction writing and reading. It would be greatly
appreciated, if you encourage your child to read on a daily basis and ask them to
explain the audiences for and purposes of the texts that they read.
Numeracy: Again we are continuing with our scheme linked to Singapore maths. Your child will be covering a number of topics within numeracy, but we will be concentrating on
word problems, graphs and understanding fractions this term. If there are any strategies you are unfamiliar with please do not hesitate to contact me and I will show you how we work them out in school. It is important that all the children have a secure knowledge of their times tables, I hope that they are continuing to access 'Times Tables Rock Stars' as some fun revision for their test each week.
Science: Properties and changing state.
R.E: This half term our topic is Mission. I will be encouraging the children to choose a charity and compile fundraising ideas.
P.E: This term Year 5 will go swimming on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a swimming kits, complete with hat and goggles if needed. Please note, jewellery is not allowed.
I.T: In I.T we will be using the computers as a research tool to research a variety of topics.
Music: This year the children are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument. Mrs Edgar will be coming in every Friday afternoon.
Art/D.T: Related to our Kensuke's Kingdom topic, sketching, observational drawing and exploring a range of materials and media.
History/Geography:Mapping and the importance of water.
If you have any concerns or questions relating to the work we will be covering please do not hesitate to contact me.
Attendance & punctuality:
Uniform and PE kit:
Essentials in class:
Monday – spellings.
Tuesday – maths – basic skills.
Wednesday - literacy
Thursday – mathletics (ICT.)
Friday – Research/project work/ times tables.
The children will be encouraged to be independent learners this year, due to this
reason I will be encouraging them to do their homework and bring it in regularly.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding any of the above.
Mrs J Yates & Mrs McGann