Summer Term 1
We will be thinking about World War Two and what impact this terrible war had on Britain and the wider world. We will consider how things might have been different if Germany had won the war and what made people follow Adolf Hitler in the first place. We will be looking at primary and secondary sources of information and thinking about how reliable these sources are.
In Science, we will continue to learn about properties of materials. How can materials be changed, mixed and separated? Can materials changes be reversed? We will think about the properties of materials and why they might be used for specific purposes.
In Maths, we will be continue to focus 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
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In English, we will be writing mystery stories where we develop the characters and think about ways of hooking and surprising the reader, using the fantastic picture book 'The Watertower' as our inspiration.
In R.E., we will be looking at the religion of Islam. What are the 5 Pillars and how are they important to Muslims? Are there similarities between Islamd and Christianity?
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. Children can also bring their own healthy snack from home (no chocolate please!).
Year 5 Spelling Word List