Year 5 Curriculum Information

Maths

We will begin the term by focusing on number and place value; reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 1 000 000; rounding and converting measurements. We will then move on to focus on the 4 operations and to solve word problems involving each of these operations.

During the second half of the term, we will continue to develop our understanding of number as well as look at properties of shapes, including angles and ways of recording and interpreting data (tables, line graphs etc.) The focus towards the end of the term will be fractions and decimals.

English

English is linked to our topic work. We begin the term creating 'Wordles' and writing Praise Poetry about Leicester. We will then read Michael Morpurgo texts based on the second World War and these will be used to inspire our writing. Further inspiration will be provided by our trip to Beaumanor in October. A letter containing all of the information will be sent home shortly.

Topic Work (CLJ)

Our first topic will be 'Where in the World'. The children will complete a lot of geography work for this topic, including naming and locating different countries and continents before focusing more in depth on the UK. Our second topic will be the second World War.

Other useful Information...

P.E is on Wednesdays

Spelling tests are on Tuesdays

Learning Log Homework is due in on

Wednesdays

Reading Homework

is due

in on Thursdays

Please encourage your child to read at least x3 per week