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WELCOME TO YEAR 5

Welcome to Year 5 at Red Hill!

IN YEAR 5, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EVERY CHILD TO FLOURISH IN A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.

We would like to warmly welcome your child into Year 5 and we are very excited to support them as they begin their journey in Upper KS2.

At Red Hill, we have four Year 5 classes:-

5S- Mr Sargent (Miss Miles)

5B- Miss Beltrami (Miss Greig)

5K- Mr Knight

Our year group TA is Mrs Dwyer

Curriculum

Please click below to see the curriculum map for Year 5 as well as the topic web for this half term. These are working documents however, so they may change as we progress into the term. The Year 5 Curriculum Meeting slides are also below.

Homework sheets

Please see below for weekly homework sheets. Children should have brought these home every Friday in their homework books.

Attached is also a recommended reading list.

Our learning

During the Spring term our Year 5 IPC topic is The Great, The Bold and The Brave.

In our topic we will be learning all about: the Vikings, the Romans and the Ancient Greeks. We will be exploring how the Ancient Greeks and Romans influenced western civilisation through our history and art lessons. Further, within our history lesson we will study how the Roman Empire fell and what it was like when the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings battled for control of Britain.

 

Later on the the term, we will be introducing our new topic: 'Roots, Fruits and Shoots'. We will be learning about the life cycle of a plant folowing its journey from a seed to pollination, to fertilisation, to germination, to the growth and then back to seed again.

 

Door Display Spring 2

English

In English, we will be writing playscripts (Shakespeare retelling), biographies and poetry. We will be learning: chronological order, conjunctions and use relative clauses effectively. Our book for this half term is: 'A Boy in the Tower' by Polly Ho-Yen.

English

Maths

In maths, we will be focusing on decimals and percentages. We will be learning skills such as: comparing fractions and decimals, equivalent fractions and decimals, rounding to the nearest whole and converting fractions to decimals.

Maths

Supporting your child with their learning at home

Reading

Reading should be completed a minimum of 3x a week, but ideally for 10 minutes each evening. This can be completed with an adult, or children can choose to read independently. If reading independently, children can record their reading session in their book but should get an adult to initial it. If reading to an adult, the adults need to record the reading session in the reading record, alongside a sentence or two about how the read and anything they found tricky. Reading records must be in school every day.

Homework books

Homework books are sent home on a Friday and must be returned to school on a Wednesday. Weekly homework includes:

Maths

A short maths challenge linking to the week’s learning. There will be 3 different challenges that your child can choose to complete depending on how confident they felt with that concept in class. Children should also log into TTRS (https://ttrockstars.com) and practise their multiplication recall.

Spellings

Children will have 10 spellings sent home linking to a spelling pattern being taught in class. These will be tested in the spelling session on a Wednesday morning.

IPC

At the bottom of the homework will be some questions linking to the topics being taught in class. Please ask your children these questions and get them talking about all the incredible learning that is taking place in classrooms! This is a great chance for children to share all of their amazing knowledge.

PE

PE days are as follows for Spring 2:

5S- Thursday

5B- Thursday

5K- Thursday

As we move into Winter, please ensure that children wear their winter PE kits (jogging bottoms, Red Hill PE top, school jumper and trainers). Please also make sure children bring a warm, waterproof coat with a hood. 

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