Year 5

Year 5 will be taught by Mr Leathers with support from Mrs Luximon. We will be studying a lot of interesting topics and focusing on a variety of books throughout the year. Our history topic for the Summer term is Ancient Greece. We will be reading the Adventures of Odysseus, which links with our history topic, and Cosmic, which links with our Science topic of Earth and Space. The class author for Year 5 is Michael Morpurgo and we will be looking at a variety of his work.
 
The children have already received their weekly spellings for this half term and there will be a spelling test each week, which all children will need to revise for. We expect reading to be completed every night and for the children to write a sentence about what they have read. Each week, on a Thursday, the class will receive a piece of maths homework and a piece of english homework which must be handed back on the following Tuesday. P.E. kits are required for our lesson every Tuesday.
 
Our current school councilors are Georgia and Finlay and they will be representing our class throughout the year.
 
The long term plan, topic planner and power of reading plans can be found below. Please keep checking the page for any updates!
We continue to practice our French every week and build upon our knowledge. This week we have added to our conversations and can now ask what the date is and respond. We have also been playing lots of French games and recalling the days, months and numbers up to 31.
We have been using Go Noodle every day to make sure that we stay active and alert, especially during our afternoon sessions!
We have started learning French and having some basic conversations. Please see below for some videos and pictures of our work!
 
We have also completed a few weeks of our History topic and started to discuss WW2 and the events leading to the Battle of Britain.
Firstly, we created a lego sculpture, following instructions to build the model of our choice. Following this, we had to use coding to make the model move. We all managed this and had a fantastic afternoon!
During our science lessons, we had to find ways to get mixtures back. Some of these have dissolved and some were mixed with other solids. It was hard work but we managed to get most of our solids back to their original states.
We have started a new topic in science which is all about Marvellous Mixtures! We will be learning about separating a variety of solids, liquids and gases and doing a lot of experiments to develop theories and support our predictions.
We have been trying different techniques to learn our spellings. Year 5 are fantastic spellers and some of us have already moved onto Key Stage 3 spellings, which is amazing! Ask your child what spelling set they are on and what techniques they have been learning!
The class have been given all of their spellings for the half term and have been learning them since we have entered Year 5. We have also completed homework each week.
 
The maths homework for this week involved using a formal written method for subtraction and addition. Some of the children have been finding their subtractions quite tricky in class so they can let me know if they are having any difficulties.
 
For our English homework we have been focusing on indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs and modal verbs.
 
Please see the spelling list below and let me know if you're having any difficulties with the homework.
 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

vicious

ambitious

accommodate

passed

gracious

cautious

accompany

past

spacious

fictitious

according

proceed

malicious

infectious

achieve

precede

precious

nutritious

aggressive

aisle

conscious

contentious

amateur

isle

delicious

superstitious

ancient

aloud

suspicious

pretentious

apparent

allowed

atrocious

anxious

appreciate

affect

ferocious

obnoxious

attached

effect

Week 5

Week 6

farther

available

father

average

guessed

awkward

guest

bargain

heard

bruise

herd

category

led

cemetery

lead

committee

mourning

communicate

morning

community