Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome to the Year 5 class page.
I hope you are well and have had a nice half term holiday with your children. Myself and the staff in Year 5 are looking forward to sharing the children’s learning that will take place inside and outside of the classroom.
In Year 5, we will continue to remind the children about the Brookhouse school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty. We will use our reward system ‘Brookhouse Monster’s University’ to recognise good behaviour and attitudes. If your child is in the winning team, they will celebrate at the end of the term. Homework will be given out on a Friday and we will expect the children to hand it in on a Wednesday, so it can be marked. As well as some key vocabulary that is set on a Friday and must be done for the following Monday. There will also be some online homework, which will be through a variety of online platforms such as Purple Mash, SPAG, TTRS and Reading Plus.
The Autumn 2 term topic is called ‘Food Glorious Food’.
Our main focus for English this term is Stories with a Historical Setting and Classic Narrative Poetry. We will read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There will be multiple opportunities to read a range of texts that are linked to our units in English. By the end of each unit, your child will have written a chapter of a story and a poem based on the units we are studying.
Reading is also a priority of ours at Brookhouse therefore Whole Class Reading sessions will take place every day, where children are expected to read a range of texts and answer questions by summarising, retrieving, making inference and explaining. We also encourage children to focus on new vocabulary in the texts. The school also uses an online reading resource called Reading Plus, which improves pupil’s reading age but it does rely on the children using this resource on a regular basis, so please make sure your children are using this at home. Please support your children in their reading their school books, at home, for ten minutes every day. We will also continue to encourage children to improve their oracy skills through participating in the project Voice 21.
Maths lessons will provide pupils with the opportunity to learn through concrete, pictorial and abstract models. In Autumn 2, we will be continuing with Multiplication and Division and then move on to calculations in word problems and statistics (graphs). Pupils will learn to apply this knowledge to reasoning and problem solving (using the QUACK method). Please encourage your children to practice their timetables at home. In order to aid them with this, your child can sue the online program ‘Times Table Rockstars’.
This Half term we will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials, specifically Reversible and Irreversible changes. By the end of this unit, children will be able to categorise material changes into reversible and irreversible. Please encourage your child to learn their Knowledge Organiser that can be accessed in the links above.
From the Week beginning 30/10/2023, Class 5 will have PE on a Tuesday so please make sure that your children come to school in their full PE kit- Yellow P.E shirt with the school's logo, black joggers, shorts or leggings and their school green sweatshirt. In their P.E lessons, the pupils will be focusing on developing their skills in Netball, where they will learn a range of different passes with a ball, how to shoot into a net accurately and defensive/offensive tactics. As well as beginning to demonstrate gymnastics skills by using counter balances, means of travel and counter tension.
In our computing topics this half term, the children will be learning about how to program through our coding unit. By the end of our Autumn 2 topic, the children will be able to simplify code and create a playable game. As well as referring back to our E-safety in each lesson.
Music will take place on a Wedensday morning and taught by Bolton music. The children will continue to learn how to play their instrument, the recorder. Their music teacher, Emily will continue to develop their skills in preparation for their performance in December, which you will be informed about closer to the time.
It is important that your children are punctual in the mornings and they attend school every day, as much as possible. Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Miss Nicholls (Year 5 class teacher)
Mrs Momoniat (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Sheikh (Special Support Assistant)
Mrs Esmail (Teaching Assistant)