YEAR 5 AUTUMN TERM 2018
Welcome to Year 5, I would like to introduce myself and give you an overview of the lessons your child will be covering this term. I am Mrs Yates the class teacher and we also have Mrs Quadrio our classroom assistant.
Curriculum – Our topic this half term is Space and next half term the Romans.
Both topics will be linked to a number of curriculum areas.
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 Gramma 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 purpose of the text.
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 place value and number 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 lessons. It is important that all the children have a secure knowledge of their times
tables and they will be tested each week.
Science – Space – Earth, Sun and Moon.
R.E – Ourselves, Life Choices, Hope. These topics are taken from the Come and See scheme.
P.E – Gymnastics and Everton in the Community. Would you please ensure that your child has
Their P.E kit which they can leave in school.
I.T – In I.T we will be using the computers as a research tool to research a variety of topics.
PSHE/Citizenship – Will be covered with Everton in the Community aimed at raising self-
esteem, self-awareness, team building and friendship. In particular, we will be looking at
how we learn and recognising ways in which we can develop our potential as independent
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. The children
will also have singing lessons this first half term.
Art/D.T – Our art this term will be linked to other subject such as looking at Geography, History,
RE, Literacy, etc.
History/Geography – We will be looking at the Romans in the second half term.
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 – September 2018