Pine Tree - Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to your very last term in Year 5!!
We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and didn't eat too much chocolate! It is going to be a busy but exciting term.
Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the summer term.
On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there. If you are on Twitter, please follow @pinetreeclass to see regular updates.
We are set to have a great last term and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about. If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by popping in or telephoning. The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together the better it will be for them.
Mrs Rowlands and Miss Heywood
The children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire their writing. Children will begin the term by continuing with Street Child. The children will cover a range of genres such as letters, balanced arguments, poetry and non-chronological report. The children will also focus on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
The children will develop their maths skills following the White Rose Maths. They will improve their understanding of the written multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages alongside consolidating their understanding of arithmetic and times tables.
Children will continue learning about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. The children will explore how light travels and how this enables us to see objects. They will then carry out some fascinating experiments testing reflection and refraction.
Children will then learn about Evolution and Inheritance. They will build on their previous knowledge of variation and adaptation before exploring differing theories of evolution.
How Are Our Coasts Changing?
Children will discover some of the ways the world is changing due to coastal erosion. Children will learn about the structure of the UK and how its shape and geography have changed over thousands of years. Children will then predict the future and look at changes that might happen in their lifetime.
Would The Vikings Do Anything For Power and Money?
Children will learn in depth about the raids and invasions of the Vikings. The children will learn who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will find out about significant events from the period and explore their quest for power.
To further help with their transition into Year 5, below is some information about our weekly routines.
Please make sure that you read for at least 10 minutes everyday. This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping list etc and record in your planner.
Spellings will be added to Google Classroom on a Friday afternoon and the children will be tested the following Friday. Spellings will focus on particular spelling rule/pattern each week and we will also be looking at words taken from the statutory word list. These will be taught and practised throughout the week.
The children will have Outdoor PE on a Monday and Indoor PE on a Friday. The children should come to school wearing their PE kits. PE kits should be house colour t-shirt, plain black shorts/ joggers/leggings and a plain black jacket/jumper. Please remember to tie long hair up and make sure no jewellery is worn.
Homework will be set on a Friday and this should be returned by the following Wednesday. Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an English activity linked to the unit of work they are covering in class, so they should be able to complete the activity independently.
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