Year 5

Year 5 will be taught by Mr Leathers with support from Miss Hanlon and Miss Fishwick. We will be studying a lot of interesting topics and focusing on a variety of books throughout the year. Our first history topic is the Battles of Britain, specifically World War Two. The first book that we will be studying is Stay Where You Are and then Leave which has a link to our topic. 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 Friday, 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 Monday.
 
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 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.
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 our first week of homework.
 
The maths homework involved rounding numbers. Remember that if you are rounding a number to the nearest ten you need to look at the units column. If you are rounding a number to the nearest hundred you need to look at the tens column. If you are rounding a number to the nearest thousand you need to look at the hundreds column.
 
For our English homework we have been focusing on verbs and adverbs. An adverb is any word that describes a verb.
 
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