Welcome to Year 5 … where we are proud to be part of the Saint Anne’s family.
Our aim is to develop socially, morally, culturally and spiritually to be the person God has called us to be.
At the heart of our class is a belief that we can achieve any aspiration through dedication and hard work.
During our topic last half-term (Who Am I?), we explored our ancestors, cultural heritage; our God given gifts and talents and presented them to parents as part of a very special poetry performance.
This half-term, we continue our journey of discovery, by not only examining our place in society, but how society cares for the oppressed and marginalised.
Please continue to support our learning by visiting our page often.
Reading: 15+ minutes daily. Please question your child about what they have read.
Spelling: Practice daily. Children receive 10 words a week. Words are given out on a Monday in preparation for a weekly test every Friday.
Times tables: Practice as often as possible. TTRockstars is a great way to do this.
Weekly homework: Children receive homework to support learning on a Friday. This is to be completed and returned by Tuesday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Tighe,Mrs Fernandes and Mr Mulligan
The children will be given homework in order to practice and consolidate basic skills.
- Spellings – Set on Monday, tested on Friday.
Please also ensure your child knows how to spell words from the common exception lists from Key Stage 1, Years 3 and 4 and start to learn the words from the Year 5 and 6 word lists. Children can use SpellingFrame (external link) to practice spelling patterns.
Children complete a Times Tables Rockstar timed test 3 times a week. As part of their homework, children need to log on to Times Tables Rock Stars (external link) to complete challenges to help them practice their set times tables.
In addition to the weekly activity, please ask your child to complete any corrections from the week before. If they have had difficulty in completing the questions, please ask them to see us so we can give them extra support.
We also expect the children to read every day and to record this in their reading diaries. Encourage your child to read a range of texts and to discuss these with you.
Our Topics for the Spring Term are Invaders and Settlers then the Circle of Life. Please encourage your child to research about the Vikings, the geography of Europe, life cycles and habitats.
Find out what we will be learning during the year in our Curriculum Overviews (latest at the top):
More about our learning in Year 5:
During Christmaths we built reindeer shelters. We had to use money to buy different items and calculate the change
We created our own volcano art inspired by the work of Magaret Godfrey.
We have been enjoying learning Spanish.
Ensuring a fair test in Science
The children have enjoyed learning about Van Gogh's starry night and adding some observational drawings of planets
We have had chance to used the Nintendo Ds's during computing sessions to solve anagrams.
When Garry Jones visited we all had chance to add a tile to the school mosaics
We enjoyed a virtual reality session to look at different volcanoes around the world