Were the Anglo Saxons smashing?
Spring Term 1
This term we will be going back in history to find out about the Anglo Saxons. Who were they? Where did they come from and why? What did they bring us?
In Science, we will be learning about forces. What is gravity and how does it affect us? Which forces fight back against gravity? What is friction and how do levers and pulleys work?
In Maths, we will be concentrating on multiplication and division and linking this with fractions. Can you match fractions to decimal numbers? Keep practising for your tests and don't forget to practise your division and missing number facts too.
Sample questions: 7 x 6 = ____ ____ x 4 = 32 63 ÷ 9 = ____ ____ ÷ 3 = 12
Olympians, you can practise for the mastery test. You will need to use your tables facts to work out larger facts and decimal number facts.
Sample questions: 40 x 7 = ____ ____ ÷ 8 = 300 0.6 x 8 = ____ ____ ÷ 5 = 0.2
Who will get their badge first?
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In English, we will be writing our own Battle Cry speeches and filming them. Can you persuade your people? Will your troops follow you into battle?
In R.E., Reverend Reg will be teaching us about Christianity and he will begin to prepare you for confirmation. Start thinking about this now. Do you want to be confirmed as you move into Year 6?
Please see the parent planner for further information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or the school to arrange a meeting.
Useful information about Year 5
In Year 5, our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday. We do ask that you leave your P.E. kits in school and we will ensure that they are sent home each half-term to be washed. This term your child should bring their outdoor kit on Tuesday.
In Year 5 you will be expected to:
- Read every day (the more the better!)
- Learn your weekly spellings and over the year learn the Year 5 word list. Spelling tests will be on Wednesdays.
- Practise your multiplication and division facts daily until you have got all four badges. Then aim for the mastery badge!
- Complete another piece of homework each week. This will be given on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday or earlier.
Our reading books will be changed on Monday. Read another book from home or the library if you finish your book before this.
In Key Stage 2 the children are responsible for buying their own tuck at break time. The price is 20p.
Year 5 Spelling Word List