Assalamu’alaikum Year 5 Welcome all to Spring 2!
Welcome to Year 5, Assalaamu- Alaikum.
A warm welcome to Spring 2. Hope you had a restful half term break!
What we are learning this Year/Term
We will be using the book, ‘Shackleton’s journey’, during our English lessons this term. We will be using persuasive techniques to write personal statement and speeches. We will also be writing letters, poetry, recounts and play scripts. We will also take part in ‘Book week’ activities.
In year 5 we will be reading ‘Oranges in no man’s land’ by Elizabeth Laird. 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 be practising SATs style practice questions to improve their performance.
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 exploring angles by measuring angles, investigating angles on a line/point and drawing angles, before moving onto using angles as a descriptor for common shapes. Children will also solve problems involving angles and investigating angles inside regular polygons.
In computing this term we will working on Scratch Maths exploring Block Based Programming to create shapes and patterns using our mathematical knowledge of geometry.
Our topic this half term will be Types of Change. We will be looking at different types of materials which are reversible and irreversible. We will be carrying out experiments which will enhance the children’s learning and their curiosity.
This term we will be carrying on learning about the effects of Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and the Scots settlement in Britain and use artefacts, pictures and sources to infer and compare people.
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 mechanisms, Children will be designing and making the next electric vehicle.
Year 5 will be visiting the Jewish Museum on 4th March 2020.
Year 5 Staff
Ustadha Gaffar has been working at Iqra for a number of years as a key member of the team.
Ustadha Khan joined us last year and has years of experience teaching children.
Ustadha Forbes is always on hand helping individual children acheive 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.