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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5K are taught by Miss Kellock and Year 5B by Miss Brogan . They are supported by Christina and Nicky. They can be contacted via year5@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk

       Alex Kellock                 Christina Stultz                 Emma Brogan                   Nicky Hartnett

Welcome back to another exciting year at Earlsfield! We hope you had a wonderful Summer holiday and are ready for some exciting topics this term. We can’t wait to have the children back in the classroom and look forward to getting to know them all. 

In English lessons, we are looking forward to reading our Power of Reading book ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ by Hugh Lupton to inspire our talk, drama and writing. This links brilliantly with Topic where we will be learning about modern day democracy and its origins, before exploring further legacies of the Ancient Greeks. 

In Maths we will begin our year focusing on deepening and securing our mathematical foundations. We will start with our understanding of place value and addition & subtraction before moving onto statistics and multiplication & division. We really encourage the use of Doodle Maths at home which has shown to really improve maths fluency - we will be keeping track of who is in the green zone! As well as this, we encourage rockin’ out on Times Tables Rockstars.

In Topic, Year Five will be learning about Ancient Greece. As this is a broad topic, we will be working on it for the entire Autumn term! We will start by looking at the process of democracy and how this is demonstrated in our country and our school. We then move on to crime and punishment and focus on how different societies deliver punishments and how the judicial system has developed. Our coverage of the Ancient Greeks will include a look at the historical timeline, myths and legends, architecture, the Olympics and the theatre. We also have an exciting trip to the Royal Courts of Justice planned!

For the scientists, we will be looking at properties and changes of materials for the whole of the Autumn term in Science! Miss Kellock studied Science at university so she is looking forward to conducting some experiments with you all.

In addition to our carefully planned lessons, we have some amazing interactive lessons planned for the Autumn term to help you gain a greater understanding of our fantastic topics. Year 5 can also look forward to continuing your specialist subjects and are very lucky to have a number of fantastic specialist teachers this year including: AM Sports Coaches (PE), Billie (Gym), Madam Clarke (French) Mr Osborn (Art) and Mr Hopcraft (Music). 

Guided reading will start the week beginning Monday 13th September and we will share weekly home tasks in your child’s pupil handbook. Weekly spellings will also be shared in these handbooks every Monday. Please encourage your child to read and practise their spellings regularly. 

We value your support and encourage you to continue to work alongside your children at home. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to email our Year 5 address. 

 

Key Learning

You can find out about our approach to all our subjects through the curriculum page but the headlines for the year  group are below.

Reading

Children can maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding by:

  • I can continue to read and discuss a wide range of age appropriate fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • I can increase my familiarity with a wide range of books including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • I can recommend books I have read to my peers, giving reasons for my choices
  • I can identify and discuss themes and conventions in writing
  • I can make comparisons within and across books
  • I can prepare  poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience

Children can understand what they read by: 

  • I can check that the book I am reading makes sense  and I can discuss my understanding and explore the meaning of words in context
  • I can ask questions to improve my understanding
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence
  • I can predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • I can distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • I can retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • I can participate in discussions about books building on their own and others' ideas and challenging view courteously

Writing

 Writing

  • I can write for a range of purposes and audiences, confidently selecting structure and organisation.  
  • I can describe settings, characters and atmosphere to consciously engage the reader
  • I am beginning to use dialogue to convey a character and advance the action
  • I can select and use organisational and presentational devices that are relevant to the text type E.g. headings, bullet points, underlining etc
  • I am beginning to proofread read my work and precis longer passages by removing unnecessary repetition or irrelevant details
  • I can use paragraphs that are suitably linked
  • I can use the following punctuation correctly :full stops and capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks
  • I can use commas to clarify meaning with increasing accuracy
  • I can use a wide range of linking words/phrases between sentences and paragraphs to build cohesion including time adverbials (later) place adverbial (nearby) and number (secondly)
  • I can begin to use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis
  • I can use adverbs (perhaps, surely) and modal verbs(should, could, might) to indicate degrees of possibility 

Spelling

  • I can spell many complex homophones correctly
  • I can spell words with prefixes and suffixes correctly
  • I can spell many of the statutory words for Year 5

Handwriting

  • I can write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed

Greater depth (working above the national expected standard

  • I can use a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentence
  • I can regularly use dialogue to convey a character and advance the action
  • I can consistently link ideas across paragraphs
  • I can describe settings and characters and atmosphere with carefully chosen vocabulary to enhance mood, clarify meaning and create pace
  • I can make some use of semi colons, dashes, colons and hyphens

Statutory spellings

 

 Autumn 1  Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

occur

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

forty

ancient

apparent

occupy

attached

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

cemetery

critic

communicate

competition

conscience

conscious

dictionary

equipped

curiosity

definite

harass

foreign 

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise

desperate

determined

disastrous

embarrass

environment

equipment

especially

exaggerate

hindrance

excellent

existence

explanation

familiar

amateur

frequently

government

guarantee

immediate

knowledge

experiment

experience

business

possession

disappear

weight

separate

 

Maths

 In Maths we follow the White Rose Hub. You can find out more about White Rose through our dedicated maths page

Year 5 Maths Objectives

Science

 Properties and Changes in Materials

Space

Forces

Topics

 What is democracy and the legacy of the Ancient Greeks?

What makes a monarch memorable?

Homework

 We set homework in Key Stage 2 in the following ways:

  • Spellings - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Guided Reading - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Literacy and Topic - Google Classroom
  • Talking Homework - Google Classroom
  • Maths - TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Mathletics

Students without digital access will get paper copies (need to return book)

You can access our guide to google classrooms or if you have any technical or password issues please email techsupport@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk  

Days to remember

Day Activity
 Monday

 Spelling test

 New spelling sent home

 Tuesday Homework handed in

PE  - wear kit to school

Wednesday

Art with Mr Osborn

Music with Mr Hopcraft

 Thursday

PE - wear your PE kit to school

Homework sent home.

Guided Reading Day and books sent home.

 Friday  
As frequently as possible but at least x times per week Reading, Time Tables Rockstars and Doodle Maths and English

 

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