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Year 5

Dear parents,


Following the school closure, children have been assigned tasks to complete on specific days; pupils are expected to complete daily tasks from home. To access the home learning plan, click on the ‘Home Learning’ star at the top of your child’s class page and to be directed to the appropriate websites, select the ‘Websites’ star. Home learning will be checked regularly to see that pupils are completing online tasks on MyMaths, Purple Mash and SPAG.


During the Easter holidays there won't be any home learning tasks. However, children can still access the resources and continue their learning throughout. I will start to upload new home learning tasks from 20/04/20. I will be in touch again this week to check how you all are.


Finally, during this unfortunate time - we wish you the best of health!


Miss Martin, Mrs Ali and Mrs Sheikh.

Welcome to Year 5


Year 5 Spring 2


A warm welcome back after the half term holidays, I hope everyone has had a lovely break spent with family and friends. Everyone should be refreshed and ready to continue the academic year ahead. We will continue to remind the children about our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty.  Also, we will hold a celebratory golden assembly every Friday for those children that are upholding our values and exceeding expectations. Our rewards system is Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points - if your child's team wins, they will be rewarded with a party at the end of term.


Our topic for this half term: Inventors and Inventions 


English: During this half term English will be divided into two areas of focus starting with Novel as a theme. Our book for this half term is 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick. We will investigate the genre, features, characters, settings and themes within the text. The learning outcome will be a short story about an inventor and their invention including an action scene. In order to reach the intended goal children will be utilising the three stage 'Talk for writing' process of imitation, innovation and invention. Following the unit of work, we will then explore an Information text - specifically magazines and children will create their own page.

As a school we have launched a new whole class reading framework that covers a broad range of texts. Year 5 will complete Cracking Comprehension texts and past SATs papers both fiction and non-fiction. We will also use the allocated time to read the class novel and answer planned questions using the A.P.E strategy.  

Please encourage your child to read regularly, books will be changed at least twice a week, and to learn their spellings each week ready for their spelling test on Tuesday.


Maths: Maths is a core subject this year 5 cohort are passionate about. Over the course of the term, children will have covered numerous topics starting with number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry and measure and statistics. We will continue to focus on developing three key areas of maths: fluency, problem solving and reasoning. 

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables up to and including 12x12 and to use MyMaths at home which is a useful tool for revisiting areas of maths which they may need more practise with and homework. 


Topic: As this half term’s topic is Inventors and Inventions, there will be a main focus on History, Science and Design Technology. In History we will explore the early Islamic civilisation in Baghdad around the year AD900, commonly known as the Islamic Golden Age. During science we will add to children's existing knowledge of Forces (Physics) from year 3.  In design technology children will create a toy including a mechanical system. First they will evaluate existing products, design their own considering user and purpose, then create a final piece and evaluate their own and others work.


PSHE: The focus in PSHE is 'Keeping Safe', it is essential as a school to raise awareness and provide opportunities for children to discuss strategies for keeping safe and to implement them accordingly.


Science: We will be learning about Forces (Physics), children will have the opportunity to work scientifically, plan and conduct science investigations. It is essential for children to know and understand the scientific vocabulary, by revising the knowledge organiser they are more prepared for the session and critical thinking can be further developed. 


Music: Children will continue to play the clarinet or flute taught by our professional music teacher Emily. Children are preparing for an amazing music opportunity 'Come and Play' in Manchester. Throughout the year they will have the opportunity to play different instruments and develop musically.


Computing: For our computing this half term we will become 'Web developers'. Pupils will evaluate existing web pages, design and create their own. As e-safety is important and a focus for this half term, children will create a webpage about being safe and responsible online. With this in mind, please ensure that you monitor your child's use of the internet and have open discussions about how to stay safe online with your children at home.   


P.E:  This half term we will be utilising P.E Passport on Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their correct P.E kit each week including a yellow P.E top, black shorts/joggers and black pumps. Can I please ask that children do not wear earrings on these days.


Homework: Will be given out on Friday and is expected to return to school by Wednesday. Each week children will have home reading, times tables up to 12x12, MyMaths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (S.P.A.G). Occasionally  children will have topic homework to complete. Children are expected to complete their homework to a high standard and return it on time.


Thank you for taking the time to read through our class page. If you have any queries, there will be opportunity to speak at the end of the school day but if you would like a more formal meeting, please arrange a time with a member of the year 5 staff at the office. 


Miss S. Martin                        Mrs S. Ali                                     Mrs H. Sheikh

Class Teacher              Higher Level Teaching Assistant              Special Support Assistant