Curriculum

What Your Year 5 children will need each day

Item Day /s Details
PE kit Needed everyday Include shorts, t-shirt, jumper, pumps or trainers,trousers and a jumper in a bag named (not a carrier bag)
Dinner money Monday cheques payable to Education Catering
Homework Thursday Given and marked
Book bags Everyday Only books to be carried in them
After school club Everyday apart from the last day before a holiday To be booked in advance, phone school for details
Reading Everyday Please read to and encourage your child to read a little each day.
Drop in sessions Wednesday 9.10-9.25am Please make an appointment with the office to check staff are available.
Swimming Kit Wednesday Your child will be informed when they need their swim kit. They need a bag for their kit, a towel, long hair tied back, no jewellery. Girls need a one piece costume. Boys need short trunks.

Topics to be covered this term

Maths

Written methods for multiplication e.g. grid method

Short multiplication

Short division

Find fractions of 3 digit numbers

Equivalent fractions

Mixed fractions

2D shape – polygons, parallel and perpendicular lines

Types of angles, order and estimate size of angles

Measuring length, mass and capacity

Learning all times tables

 

English

Persuasive writing, debates

Reports and Journalistic writing

Poetry – classics

Dictionary work

Improving vocabulary with thesaurus

Punctuation – ;   :   –   (   )   …

 

Topic

Forces

Gravity

Friction

Air resistance

Water resistance

 

 

Ways to support your child

Using clocks, telling the time,

Using money, giving/receiving change, how much things cost etc,

Reading every day and discussing what they have read (the plot, the characters, predicting what might happen next etc)

Practice spelling words regularly, spelling test Thursday

Encourage children to use them in sentences/discuss meaning.

Discussion of stories and texts read

Short multiplication – times tables

Playing games (e.g. board games / card games)

Encourage them to play maths games on www.sumdog.com and Purple Mash

Take them to the library

Take them swimming

Practical maths such as cooking for measuring, capacity and volume, gardening for area and perimeter

Enhance their knowledge and experience by taking them to places of interest like museums, country parks, castles etc.

Take them shopping so they can use money

Homework – due in every Thursday

To view further information about what children are expected to learn by the end of Year 5 please click here.

Please bear in mind these are generalisations for children of this age,  some will be working towards them and some may have exceeded them by the end of the year.

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