Year 5 Learning Journal
What will Y5 offer your child?
Mr Lavender and Mr Clark would like to warmly welcome you all to Y5. We will offer lots of fun learning throughout the year and provide an engaging curriculum. Our classrooms will reflect our topics and will fully immerse the children into their learning.
Our Y5 theme for the Spring Term is ‘Rainforests’. This is a Geography based theme and children will be taught a number of skills relating to the subject. Children will be practising their map skills and will be comparing two different locations (South America and the UK). They will carry out fieldwork and learn how to record and present results. As well as this, children will develop their understanding of human and physical geography and how these differ between locations. This fascinating theme will also allow the children to produce some cross curricular writing including narratives and persuasive leaflets.
How can you help your child at home?
Children are offered a choice of how they record evidence of home reading. They can star and initial a bookmark, complete a reading journal or use ‘Bug Club’. We strongly encourage lots of short burst reading sessions at home. There will be lots of house points up for grabs for children who read regularly.
Opportunities for maths learning are everywhere! Try asking your child to add items from your shopping lists or go hunting for different shapes in the environment. We also encourage children to learn their times tables as this makes lots of other areas of maths easier for them.
Y5 children will be given specific spelling rule to learn as well as some example spellings. It really helps to make learning the words fun. A few ideas for this include: connect four, hangman, ‘Say it Silly’, a word inside a word, clapping syllables, pyramids. Ask your child to explain how
these games work. If they’re not sure, speak to a teacher and we will be happy to help you.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that children have a full PE kit on these days.
If you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to ask any of our team. We look forward to sharing some of their learning with you very soon on Twitter. You can follow us at:
mrclarkMP1 and tlavenderMP1