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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:-

5CF Mrs Clarke/Mr Ferguson (Mrs Bishop) 

5M Miss Patel

5P Miss Pearn

5K Mr Knight

Mrs Smoothy also supports our year group.

Our Class Pioneers!

At the start of the year, Y5 were thrilled to learn about their class pioneers! We explored why they are known as such significant individuals and the impact they they had on the world we live in today.

Curriculum

Please click below to see the topic web for this half term (Spring 1). These are working documents however, so they may change as we progress into the term.

Our learning

Year 5 have been already engrossed in this new topic: The Great, The Bold and The Brave.  This topic covers history, geography, science, art and DT, where they have already learnt about city-states, Spartan and Athenian lifestyles and how they were governed.  Furthermore, we have begun creating dioramas for Greek homes and looking at timelines.

Topic

English

In English, we are now reading our new class text: Who Let the Gods Out! Across the next half term, we will be:

  • Using a range of ambitious vocabulary to add detail our writing.
  • Using a range of subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions as well as relative clauses to develop our sentence structures.
  • Identifying different word classes.
  • Writing a range of genres, including non-chronological reports, instruction writing and retelling myths.
English

Maths

In maths, we are moving onto our next topic, which is all about fractions and multiplication and division! We will be:

  • Multiplying up to 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.
  • Divide up to 4-digits by 1-digit using factor fairs and short division.
  • Dividing using short division with remainders.
  • Solving problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Multiplying unit and non-unit fractions by an integer.
  • Calculating fractions of amounts. ​
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 done independently, and children can choose to read their own book, a book from school or on bug club. Children/adults need to record their reading in their reading record, alongside a sentence or two about what they have read. This then needs to be signed by an adult. 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. They will also have a maths activity set on MathShed that is optional, but can be completed should they want to. Again, this will be linked with the learning taking place 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 and Forest School

PE and Forest school days are as follows for Autumn 2:

5CF- Tuesday and Friday

5M- Tuesday and Wednesday

5P- Monday and Thursday

5K- Monday and Friday

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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