Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!
Welcome back to Summer 2
This year has flown by and we are already entering the last term of this academic year. We have had an eventful year with lots of learning and fun activities such as making a delicious, healthy soup and interesting educational visits.
This term will be equally busy, preparing the children to enter the last year of primary school. We will be learning about North America, making sculptures and testing which material keeps drinks hot for longer. Read more information about the learning this term, below.
If there are any questions please do not hesitate to speak to me.
In Summer 2 we will be reading Stormbreaker by Alex Rider. This is an action-adventure story about a 14 year old boy who becomes a spy! We will be writing a diary entry as well as taking part in a debate. The children will look at the language of suspense and use this to write the ending to a story. The children will also be writing a secret letter to one of the characters. Our focus this term is on using specific language and a range of punctuation.
Guided Reading lesson this term, will be based on ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman..The book is a story about a girl who finds a doorway inside her new home and must battle to secure her family’s safety. During the lessons we will be answering retrieval and inference questions based on the text as well summarising and making predictions.We will also be improving the children’s fluency in reading by reading the text aloud. Each week, we will learn new vocabulary which will improve the children’s comprehension of texts.
Children should be reading at home every day. We have a range of books, in the class and on Bug Club, that the children have access to. Please ensure that they are recording their reading in their reading journals.
This term we will learn about the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles. The children will also learn how to find the area and perimeter of composite shapes. We will learn how to calculate the volume of solids and liquids. They will learn the difference between ‘volume’ and ‘capacity’ and solve word problems using metric and imperial measures. Also the children will learn Roman numerals and be able to write Roman numerals to 1000 and years above 1000.
During our computing lessons, Year 5 will be learning how to program 3D games. They will create characters, change the background and write instructions for the user. They will learn how to program the key elements of a fun game and to debug the program to fix errors.
The children will learn about the properties of materials. They will look at different objects and identify the materials it is made from. We will carry out experiments to test the electrical conductivity of items as well as whether they are good thermal conductors. At the end of the unit, the children will identify materials suitable for an animal’s cage and explain why the material is the most suitable.
During the topic lessons, Year 5 will be learning about North America They will learn about the human and physical features of the country. They will discover the reasons for population change overtime. The children will learn about the different climates across North America as well as food and farming. Year 5 will make comparisons between New York and London.
P.E. will be on Mondays and Thursdays Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their P:E kit on these days.
Please can children bring a refillable plastic water bottle every day.
If there are any questions or worries relating to your child please do not hesitate to speak to me.
Thank you in anticipation of your support this term.
Year 5 Staff
I have been working at Iqra for a number of years as a key member of the team. I have gained valuable experience working mainly in Year 5 and 6. I have a keen interest in teaching maths and as Maths Lead I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the standards achieved in maths across the school.
Latest Year 5 News
Year 5 visited The Jewish Museum
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Amazing Viking Ships
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What can you do to Help?
- Ensure homework is completed and handed in on time.
- Ensure your child learns their times tables and spellings and practises them regularly.
- Listen to your child read regularly and discuss the book they are reading.
- Ensure your child has a good night’s sleep and a filling breakfast before coming to school.