Christ the King Catholic Primary School Let the love of God shine through us by smiling and being gentle

Tigers - Year 5

Dear Class family

 

Welcome back to a new school term. I hope you all had a restful half term and the children are ready for the busy term leading up to Christmas.

Both of us are really proud of how hard the children worked and settled in last term after the long break. 

This  term we will continue looking at the Victorians as our class topic; we hope to learn all about Queen Victoria, the railways, inventions and also look at how the Victorians celebrated Christmas.  We will focus our literacy around poetry and report writing. 

As usual on this page you will find links to the areas we will be covering throughout the curriculum.  

 

 

Mathletics will continue to be updated every week for your child to do for their numeracy homework. Please make sure that your child is doing the activities set as this helps with the numeracy being taught in the classroom. 

 

Spellings will be given out weekly and these will be tested on a Friday.

Should you have any questions about any of the above then please come and see us.

Literacy homework is set fortnightly and will be liked to the Topic.

 

The weather is going to change so could you please make sure that your child has some tracksuit bottoms and a change of socks as we like to get them outside running around.

The young Leaders program  will be continuing so the children will need to have the correct PE kit.

 

Gentle reminder for the children to be on the circle in the mornings by 8.45am ready for the teacher to collect.

 

We are both looking forward to taking the children on their journey through Term 2 and celebrating with you their amazing work.

 

Eve Paxton & Kathy Murray.

 

 

RE/Personal and Social Education

Our main topics in RE this term are Baptism and Advent. In our PSED and Circle Time we are exploring How to make informed choices about health and well being and to recognise sources of help with this.


Literacy

 

We will be looking at report writing and poetry.

The children will write a newspaper report from Victorian Time and investigate the news from that era.

Poetry we will look at a wider range of poetry and learning some of the poems off by heart.

we will,

  • Identify poetic devices and explain their effects.
  • Research the literacy influences of classic poetry.
  • Prepare and perform to an audience.

Using ‘The Big Write’ to develop use of vocabulary.

SPAG.

Guided reading.

Handwriting – Cursive.

 

Numeracy: 

Area and perimeter

Measure perimeter

Calculate perimeter

Find unknown lengths

Area of rectangles

Area of compound shapes

Estimate and approximate area

Statistics

Read and interpret line graphs

Draw line graphs

Use line graphs to solve problems

Read and interpret tables

Two way tables

Timetables

Multiplication and division

Multiples, Factors, Common factors, Prime numbers, Square numbers, Cube numbers, Inverse operations (Multiplication and Division), Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000

Divide by 10, 100 and 1,000

Multiply and divide by multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000

Science 

 

Our main topic this term Living things and their habitats.

The children will investigate and learn to;

describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

Working scientifically

Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary

Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs

Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

 

 

My targets for this term are:

Literacy Reading – To read daily – ask someone in your family to ask you questions about the book you are reading. Remember to log in to Bug Club and earn those coins.

Writing – To have a go at free writing at home using alliteration, personification and simile. Poetry writing and newspaper reports.

Numeracy– To secure times table facts up to 12x 12. – do you also know the division facts?

 

 

Things that will help me.

 

Remember to bring in your PE kit on a Monday.

To hand in your homework on time.

Read to an adult at home and fill in your reading record.

To complete my weekly homework.

To be organised with a pen and pencil in school every day.  

Try to bring a bottle of water each day to school.

We are trying to perfect our multiplication and division knowledge.  The following apps are fun and highly recommended, which can be downloaded from the App Store:

Squeebles - Times Tables

Squeebles - Division 2

Squeebles - Tell The Time

 

 

DRESSED AS VICTORIAN CHILDREN

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