Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to Autumn 1
Welcome back from your fantastic summer break! I hope you’re all refreshed, recharged, and ready for an EPIC new academic year.
Get ready for mind-blowing adventures, thrilling discoveries, and lots of excitement! We’ve got an amazing journey ahead, filled with surprises and opportunities to shine.
Whether it’s solving mysteries in maths, diving into thrilling stories in English, or exploring the wonders of science, we’re going to have a blast while we learn together.
In Autumn 1, we will be reading ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna. This is book is a powerful and beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of a family forced to leave their home and embark on a perilous journey to find safety and a new place to call home. It explores the experiences of refugees through the perspective of a young girl who narrates her family’s journey as they flee their war-torn homeland. This will then be followed by the ‘A Boy and a Bear in a Boat’ by Dave Shelton. This term children will focus on Higer level vocabulary and identifying the audience and purpose of the writing.
Guided Reading lesson this term, will be based on ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio. The book is a heartwarming and thought-provoking novel that tells the story of August “Auggie” Pullman, a fifth-grader born with a facial deformity. The book explores his journey as he attends a mainstream school for the first time after being homeschooled for years. 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 Numbers to a 1 000 000. This will be followed by Addition and Subtraction, and Multiplication and Division. The children will compare numbers to 1 000 000, make number patterns and round numbers to the nearest 10, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000. They will also use three different ways to show addition and subtraction visually. In addition, children work with square and cube numbers before moving on to multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000.
This term, Year 5, children will engage in online safety lessons where they will discover how to navigate the internet responsibly, protect their personal information, and recognise and address online bullying. Additionally, in 2code computing lessons, they are introduced to the fundamentals of coding, learning about algorithms, sequencing, conditional statements, and loops. These lessons not only enhance their digital literacy and coding skills but also emphasise the importance of ethical and safe online behavior, fostering responsible digital citizens.
In Year 5 this term, children delve into lessons on separating mixtures, where they will acquire essential knowledge about various separation techniques. They will explore methods like filtration, evaporation, and simple distillation to separate mixtures of solids and liquids. These lessons will empower them to understand the physical properties of different substances, applying critical thinking to real-world scenarios, and sharpening their scientific skills as they unravel the mysteries of mixtures and separations.
During the topic lessons, Year 5 will be learning about Islamic Civilisation. They will learn about the rich cultural and historical aspects of the Islamic world. They will explore the art, architecture, contributions to science and mathematics, and the impact of Islamic culture on various regions throughout history. Children will develop an appreciation for the diversity and significance of Islamic civilisation, fostering cultural awareness and historical perspective.
P.E. will be on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their P:E kit on that day.
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
Ustadha Gaffar is the captain of this ship, and is working hard to lead you to success in your SATs and beyond!
Ustadha Mughal is our helpful LSA who helps children access the curriculum by giving extra guiding support.
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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.