Welcome to our Summer Term – and final term of Year 5! We hope to have an exciting and creative term as well a busy and productive time in preparation for Year 6!
This term we continue with Talk for Writing and will cover a range or writing styles including play scripts, short stories and poetry. In Spelling we will be learning the Year 5/6 word lists including homophones and commonly misspelt words. In grammar we will be developing a range of sentence structures and will have a strong focus on using correct punctuation in all of our writing.
We will be studying Ancient Islamic civilisations including a study of Baghdad c AD 900. We will learn about how the Islamic empire spread and reached North Africa, Europe and Asia. We will learn about ancient civilisations along the trade routes, important cities and different tribes.
We will be learning about Islam – Customs and beliefs.
This term we will review aspects of maths covered so far. We will also work on ratio and percentages, shape and measurement and reading and interpreting data. There will be a strong focus on developing children reasoning skills and application. Daily maths fluency session will focus on developing mental strategies.
Help your child at home by ensuring they have completed their MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars homework. Speak to them about what they have learned in maths and ask them to explain their mathematical thinking and give examples. Children are welcome to use computers in class during lunch times to complete MyMaths homework.
In Science our topics will include Living things and their habitats – Life cycles of animals and Processes or reproduction in some plants and animals.
We will explore stages of growth and development in humans and explore changes in puberty.
Trips and Visits
We will be visiting the local environment including Alexandra Palace and the Church Tower as part of our Geography topic. We will also visit the Science Museum.
In Latin we will build on Latin language concepts learned so far and focus on the verb ‘esse’ (to be), adjectives and prepositions. In Latin Culture we will also learn about Homer’s Epic Iliad.
In Mandarin children will continue to develop their understanding of Chinese culture and the fundamentals of Chinese language.
Art & Design Technology
In Art we will be studying Islamic Art and patterns and their influence on art, pattern, design and architecture around the world. We hope to also book a trip to the V&A or British Museum to explore Islamic art further.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR – PARIS TRIP!
Children have been corresponding with their French pen-pals and will finally get to meet them on May and June. Our trip will include a visit to their Pen-pals’ school followed by a tour and sightseeing in Paris. Please ensure Passports and EHIC cards are up to date.
- Please encourage your child to read at home each day and to talk to you about what they have read.
- My Maths homework will be set every Wednesday for completion the following Tuesday.
- Spellings will be given out on Monday for testing on the following Friday.
- PE kits need to be kept at school. PE is on Wednesdays