Welcome to Year 5 with Mrs Slee and Miss Sebina
Happy New Year and Welcome to term 3!
This term in English year 5 will be writing narrative stories and non-fiction discussion pieces. We will be reading and writing about the novel Skellig by David Almond. In our guided reading sessions we will be thinking about books we would recommend to our friends, comparing texts, reading between the lines and thinking about features of different types of writing. We continue to work hard on our programme of Accelerated Reading and most pupils take a test for this every week - ask your child what their last score was! We also read silently every afternoon.
In maths this term we will be covering multiplication and division - using column and other methods to perform operations on 4- or even 5-digit numbers. After this we will be handling fractions: adding and subtracting as well as thinking about percentages.
Our afternoons will be spent in many interesting ways, including looking at space in science, map skills in geography, aspirations in PSHE and forgiveness in RE. Our music lessons continue to be taken by Mrs. Greenwood who teaches the children ukulele and in art we are currently looking at tone/value.
Year 5 do P.E and Sports every Friday. Please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school (trainers, leggings, shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers).
We have swimming lessons on Wednesday mornings. Children need to bring their swimming suit, a towel and goggles if possible.