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Welcome to Year 5 Tokyo!

Your teacher this year will be Mrs Stephens!

Welcome back Year 5!!  We hope you enjoyed a well deserved week break and you are ready to give your best this half-term! 

 

Here's what we will be learning this autumn half-term:

 

Maths:

 

 

We will be tackling Multiplication and Division, in particular formal written methods.  We will also be looking at prime numbers, square numbers, cube numbers, multiples, factors, the 'bus-stop' method for division and the 'grid method' for multiplication - phew!

The children will be focusing on consolidating and building upon their previous mathematical knowledge. In class children will practising their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. 

 

 It is vital that children know their times tables and practice their mental arithmetic.

 

Here are some more useful websites:

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Top marks place value

 

Top marks addition-and-subtraction

 

Top Marks times tables

 

Top Marks multiplication-and-division

 

 

Here are some links to other games we have played in class

 

Multiplication grand prix

 

Sum Sense

 

Hit The Button

 

Help with rounding

 

Meteor Multiplication

 

 

English:

 

This half term we will be studying Viking Boy, analysing the language and using this to create our own pieces of writing. The children will be writing their own newspaper report on the Vikings raid on Lindisfarne. They will also be  introduced to Year 5 spelling and grammatical features through this story.

 

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R.E. 

 

 

 In R.E  our topic is Belonging: Life Choices. We will be recognising the importance of welcome, of feeling comfortable with new situations and belonging to new groups.e image and likeness of God.  We will also be learning that everyone is invited to share in the life and work of God through Baptism. 

 

Key vocabulary we will be focusing on: vocation, marriage, service, responsibility, fidelity, commitment

 

Key Questions we will be exploring throughout this topic:

What is important for friendship to thrive?

Why are fidelity and commitment important in relationships?

 

 

 

 

Topic



For our topic this term we will be exploring Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and their struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. During this topic, the children will be placing the Viking era on a timeline, looking at why the Vikings were so important and describing the impact of the Vikings on British society.

 

     

Science:

 

  In Science we will be looking at properties and changes of materials.  In this topic we will be comparing everyday materials on the basis of their properties, using our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated and explaining that some changes result in the formation of new materials.

 

 

Reminders…

 

  • PE will be on a Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). The children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • We kindly ask that you spend 5 minutes a day reading at home with your child. Reading Records need to be written in and signed each night and shown in class every morning along with reading books.

Homework:

  • Your child will be given a learning log at the start of the year with this half term's homework board at the front. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school on a Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on Friday afternoons. 
  • Spelling lists will be given out half termly and the children will be tested on a Friday. 

Long Term Curriculum Plan

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