Year 5 - Mr Bolan-Ashworth
Welcome back, we are positive that 2020 will prove to be a very exciting year with lots of great challenges in store for the children of year 5.
This half term during their history topic, the children will be studying the ‘Anglo Saxons’. The pupils will explore the turbulent world of the Anglo Saxons, looking closely at the similarities and differences between the world of today and that of the 10th Century. During this exciting topic the children will take part in an Anglo Saxon workshop when they visit Tatton Park as part of a school trip. The children will learn how the Anglo Saxon community lived by examining their day to day lives.
In English the children will be comparing different versions of popular stories from Saxon times, and use them as the basis to produce some great tension writing. The children will be reading Brain Patten’s Monster Slayer, the story of Grendel versus Beowulf, to further develop their characterisation skills which they will apply to a range of texts. They will continue to develop and use a range of new sentence types to improve and add interest to their writing.
In Maths this half term the class will be learning to:
- Draw upon known facts to further develop their understanding of place value and apply that knowledge to solving problems.
- Continue to work on their division and multiplication skills as the half term progresses.
- Solve problems involving decimals and percentages.
- Further understand volume.
The class will also continue to embed and practise maths skills taught across the autumn term.
In Design Technology this half term the children will be looking at drawbridges. Comparing different designs to evaluate which versions are most effective. They will eventually use this knowledge to help build their own. Also, in Science the children will continue their unit of work on Living Things and Their Habitats.
In computing we will be learning about spreadsheets. How to use them and also looking at their role in the wider world of work.
For useful information on the children’s Anglo Saxon topic we have included their workbook knowledge organises in their homework books. The knowledge organisers are a great way to help your child to understand new topics.
Homework will be given out every Friday. There will be two pieces (Maths and English), as well as spellings from the Year 5/6 spelling list.
Swimming (Tuesday) - Towel and swimming shorts/costume!
PE (Friday) - Pumps, tshirt and shorts.
Forest School - Weather appropriate outerwear and footwear - wellies for the rain!
Important Dates this Half Term
23rd Jan - National Handwriting Day
28th Jan - Border Moves dance group in school - 2.30pm assembly, all welcome
30th Jan - Young Voices
31st Jan- Inspire your heart with art day
11th Feb - Safer Internet Day
Meet the Year 5 Team
Mr Bolan-Ashworth (Class Teacher)
Mrs Regan (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Urga (Teaching Assistant)