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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 5

Welcome back

Welcome back!  

Our topic for this half of Spring term is countries and cultures and after February half term we will be looking at movement and migration.  We will be looking at the book "Seasons of Splendour" by Madhur Jaffery, which is a selection of short stories based on Indian traditions and Hindu myths and legends.  The stories are both colourful and captivating!

We will be creating our own stories, persuasive letters and pamphlets, poetry, drama, brochures and information pieces as we explore these themes throughout the topic.

In maths, we will be learning about the following topics:

• Perimeter and area – calculating, finding missing lengths.
• Fractions – comparing and ordering, adding and subtracting, mixed and improper fractions.
• Decimals - relating to fractions, comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying.

We will continue to develop our reasoning skills when we complete our black belt challenges and solve more complex problems using our understanding when we complete maths investigations.
In science, we will be learning more about properties of materials with a focus on reversible and irreversible changes and how new materials are discovered.

We will be looking at the India as part of our topic lessons. We will be using maps and globes to understand where India is and we will be comparing an area of India to an area of the UK.  We will look at trade and we will explore how Fairtrade help to support workers in India.  Our forest school sessions will support our topic and English sessions.

We will learn about British Values, diversity and inclusion throughout the year through topic lessons and PSHE topics.

The children's reading diaries are checked regularly and reading at home will have an impact on the children's understanding during lessons. Asking your child about what they have read, what they think about certain characters or what might happen next is a great way to explore a book together.
Homework will be sent out on Friday. This is to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. This will often link into something that is due to be taught the following week or will consolidate the learning that has taken place. It’s important that homework is completed to the best of the child’s ability and it is a great opportunity to support your child’s learning.

P.E and Forest School
Our PE slot is first lesson Thursday morning. Forest School compliments the learning undertaken in class and our slot is every other Thursday afternoon - dates can be found on the Forest School page of this website. It is important that your child has a fully labeled PE kit in school and wears appropriate water-proof clothing for Forest School.

Drop-in sessions are still available every Monday, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm. This is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you may have. Your input into your child's education is more than welcome so feel free to pop in. If this time is not convenient, you can also arrange a time to speak to myself on the phone, or I may be able to offer a meeting at a later time, by prior arrangement.

Please read our Year 5 Newsletter, attached, for more information about our curriculum and important events.

Don't forget to follow the school on Twitter for updates about the exciting learning happening within our classrooms: @willastonce

Thank you,

Miss Hull :)

Please come back soon!


Year 5 Spring Newsletter 2018.pdf (PDF 360.3KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 5.pdf (PDF 63.6KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 5.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)
HFW list. Help your child with spellings.doc (DOC 250KB)