Year 5 Summer 2
I hope you had an enjoyable break with your families and are ready for the final half term in year 5!
Our topic this half term is Higher, Faster, Stronger!!
English: We begin this half term’s English by exploring a range of Greek myths. We will explore the characters, settings and themes within a variety of myths and use them to plan and write own very own Greek myths. We will then explore poetry towards the end of the half term.
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 tests on Mondays.
Maths: We will begin our maths this half term with looking at charts and statistics then we will explore 3D geometry. Much of our maths this half term will focus on deepening our knowledge of the concepts we have looked at throughout the year such as fractions, so that children are prepared for year 6. We will continue to focus on developing three 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 Mathletics at home which is a useful tool for revisiting areas of maths which they may need more practise with.
Topic: As this half term’s topic is Faster, Higher, Stronger the lead subject will be history as we explore the Ancient Greeks. In science and PSHE, we will be exploring animals, including humans, as we look at changes as we grow up.
As part of last half term's topic, we will also be going on our class trip to Lancaster Butterfly House to continue to learn about the tropical rain forests are life cycles.
Computing: For our computing this half term we will become architects as we use a range of programs to create 3D shapes and buildings on the laptops. As e-safety is important, we will also discuss the importance of staying safe online throughout the topic. 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.
PE: This half term, our PE sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons and will focus on orienteering.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit each week, and can I please ask that children do not wear earrings on these days.
Your child will be set homework tasks to complete each week which will be sent home on Fridays focusing on reading, spelling and learning our times tables up to 12x12.
If you have any concerns, there will be opportunities for informal chats 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 H Russell Mrs F Khonat
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant