Assalamu’Alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Autumn1!
Welcome to Year 5, Assalaamu – Alaikum.
A warm welcome to all Year 5 children and parents to Autumn 1. Hope you had a restful Summer break and are looking forward to all the learning in Year 5.
I know it had been a funny sort of year (2019 -2020) with extra time out of school and learning from home. So, it is going to be great to be back in the classroom and learning together InshaAllah. My aim is to make sure that you have an enjoyable year in the Year 5 class where you can learn lots and achieve your full potential.
What we are learning this Term
In English we will be reading ‘There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom’ by Lois Sachar. Followed by ‘Tales of Wisdom and Wonder’ by Hugh Lupton. During our English lessons this term, we will be using a range of writing techniques – writing letters, diary entries, play scripts and contemporary narrative.
In year 5 we will be reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio. We will be focusing on children’s understanding of the texts. This will include learning new vocabulary and understanding its meaning, which will then support them to use it correctly in their writing. We will also retrieve and record information to improve their performance. We will also be exploring issues with acceptance and disability.
It is important that your child also reads at home everyday. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about their current book. We encourage children to read a wide range of books. Please speak to me if your child does not have regular access to suitable reading material at home. Children are able to join local libraries which are free.
We will be will be looking at numbers and their place value to 1 000 000. We will then move on to exploring addition and subtraction of numbers to 1,000,000. Children will use multiple key methods, such as the column method and number bonds to add and subtract numbers. They will also have access to concrete materials throughout improving their visualisation and mental skills.
In computing this term we will working on E-safety which will include how to safely browse the internet, view sources and how to keep logins and passwords safe and secure. Followed by Coding – Scratch Maths. Where Year 5’s will be exploring Block Based Programming to create shapes and patterns using their mathematical knowledge of geometry.
In science, Year 5 will be learning chemistry. Our topic this half term will be Separating Mixtures. We will be looking at different types of mixtures could be separated by using a range of methods. Year 5’s will be carrying out experiments and investigations which will enhance their learning and their curiosity.
Year 5 will be studying Geography this term. We will be learning about North America. We will be looking at geographical features and locating these on the map by using atlases. Year 5’s will also be looking at how climate varies across the USA.
P.E. will be on Monday and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. Kit and suitable footwear.
Our topic this term in DT is Food Technology. Children will be using a range of cooking techniques such as peeling, grating, chopping and slicing vegetables safely and hygienically. They will be creating their very own vegetarian soup recipe, preparing and cooking their own soup.
Year 5 Staff
Some of you will know me very well as I have supported some of you in your learning in previous years. I am really looking forward to seeing some of those familiar faces this academic year.
For those of you who haven’t encountered me very much, my name is Ustadha Gaffar. This will be my second year of teaching the Year 5 Class. I have a very keen interest in football and for those who don’t know, I’m a huge fan of Liverpool football club!
Ustadha Haque has been working at Iqra for some time and has years of experience teaching children.
Ustadha Shelton is always on hand helping individual children achieve their potential.
Latest Year 5 News
To start the term we will be focusing on writing stories in the role of a character. We will then move on to poetry. Children will read a collection of poems which they will annotate. We will also be creating stories from different characters viewpoints during...
Year 5 celebrated Science Week with a day packed with science activites. They made catapults from mashmallows (forces) and created a lava effect using oil and water. They also made board games which looked at engineering and the channel tunnel....
Year 5 visited the National Maritime Museum as part of their English topic 'Shackleton's Journey'. They were able to see the original photos and artefacts from the expedition. Although the boat , The 'Endurance', did not make the journey to Antartica,...
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.
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.