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Welcome to Year 5!

Meet the Staff:

Class Teacher: Ms Ermioni Kounadi (while Mrs. Witham is away)

Teaching Assistant: Ms Leona Hastings

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English

In English we are reading ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We have already learned about the features of Persuasive Writing and students have written a persuasive text trying to convince people to visit space. Space is our focus this half term and links to our English work.
We will be researching information about ISS and famous astronauts and we will be writing both non-chronological and chronological reports. Our main focus is the organization of a text.

Maths

In Maths we have been learning about fractions. More specifically, we have learned how to put fractions on the number line, the difference between mixed numbers and improper fractions and comparison between fractions using like denominators.

We will be working on the Lowest Common Multiple and learn how to use it efficiently in order to compare/add fractions.

Science

In Science we will be working on the order of the planets, the sizes and orbit of the earth, sun and moon, we will explain how we get day, night and seasons and finally we will be looking at the phases of the moon.

Computing

Mr Wicks teaches Computing to the class on Wednesday afternoons. This term the children will be creating digital art linked to their space theme. They will practice sharing their work after editing it by uploading it to the class's shared area, an important skill they will use more in the future. 

This term will also see the class embarking on an exciting new Computing venture: we will be launching Minecraft Education in Year 5. At the moment, this will be on a trial basis, but if it is successful, we hope to extend it to the rest of the school. Click here for more information about Minecraft Education.

Ways you can support your child at home

Ensure that your child is reading their Accelerated Reader book for at least 20 minutes a day.
Practice the spellings sent home each week.
Ensure that your child is completing their IXL homework.
Example Timetable
Reading
English
Breaktime
Maths
Lunchtime
Accelerated Reader Time
Topic/Science

Other

In Geography, we have already looked at earthquakes and volcanoes and we have been building our vocabulary around the relevant topics.