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, nonchronological reports, news reports, myths & legends and instructions. 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 continue to 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.
This term we will review aspects of maths covered so far. We will also work on ratio, shape and measurement, and reading and interpreting data. There will be a strong focus on developing children’s’ 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 maths homework. Test them on their spelling and division facts. Talk to them about the maths they are studying each week. Ask them to explain methods they are learning.
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 as part of our Geography topic.
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 21st May. 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.
- Homework will be sent out every Monday and should be returned on Friday.
- Spellings will be given out on Monday for testing on the following Friday.
- PE kits need to be kept at school.