Meet our Teacher and Teaching Assistants…
Class 5L Gallery
A collection of images from our first term.
All of the images posted have been taken from the excellent Seesaw app. Seesaw is free to download with no joining fee and is available for all of our parents. It allows you the opportunity to enjoy regular updates of work that your children are doing each week and is a fantastic way to gain an insight into the work your children are doing in class.
Class 5L Information
Hello and welcome to our class page. On here you will be able to find key information regarding Class 5L such as; Curriculum coverage each half-term, important dates and photographs of activities undertaken in school.
Homework for the week is sent out. Children will be given maths and English homework that links to lesson they have completed the previous week to secure learning.
In addition weekly spellings sent out to be learnt for spelling test on Friday accompanied with spelling activity.
Weekly times table sent home.
Homework due back
Weekly spelling test
Weekly times table test
Book bags to be brought in each day and when a book is finished will be changed by class TA. When children finish a book they will complete a book review to go in our library. This allows children to recommend books to one another and compare and contrast their opinions on similar books.
Half Term Overview for Class 5L
Overview of Learning Adventures
This half term we will be looking at: Sci-fi fictional writing and Greek myths and legends.
In connection to our topic on space, children will be using cross curricular links to develop their narrative writing. This term we will be using the six word story challenge ‘Goodbye mission control, thanks for trying.’ The children will be using this as inspiration for their own video logs as if they were an astronaut stranded on a foreign planet. Children will also be performing these using a green screen and the Doink app.
Children will also be looking at a traditional narrative in connection to our other topic, Ancient Greece. The children will be exposed to a range of texts such as; Hercules, Pandoras box, Theseus and the minotaur and Percy Jackson and the lightening thief. This will give children a mix of different myths to enable them to use the language features in creating their own versions as well as retelling some on the classics.
Throughout our topics the children will be taught grammar lessons to support them with their genre. These will include:
Verbs (possessive and modal), nouns and expanded noun phrases, adjectives and relative clauses.
There will also be a focus on children using the correct forms of punctuation such as commas, brackets, colons and semi-colons.
Developing a cursive handwriting style is essential within the year 5 curriculum. There will be regular weekly practice of this throughout the term.
Children will also receive weekly spelling tests. These take place on a Friday morning and new spellings sent home on a Monday evening.
The two key topics we are coving this term will be statistics and multiplication and fractions.
During our multiplication and division topic children will learn to:
identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two number.
know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers.
establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.
multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers.
multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.
divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.
multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3).
solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.
solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign
During our fractions topic we will learn to:
identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.
recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements.
add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
read and write decimal numbers as fraction.
solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.
This term children will be looking at forces and their impact on the world around us.
Children will be taught to:
Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
R.E. (Come and See)
This term we will be focusing on ‘Eucharist – Relating’
The children will be considering what being thoughtful for life, people and gifts means to them. How it is a vital part of our relationships with one another. When praise and appreciation is experienced we are able to develop and relate on a deeper level.
Children will be developing their understanding of; Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, breaking bread, memorial, Holy Sacrifice and Holy Communion.
This term our learning adventure is the Ancient Greeks. The lead subject for this topic is history and children will be learning about:
Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
The origins of the Olympic games.
Ancient Greek myths, retelling and performing.
To use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate Greece and describe its features.
This half term we will be focusing on learning key greetings, the days and months of the year, saying the date and counting up to thirty.
We will be analysing songs and lyrics about Space and recording how they make us feel. Examples of songs we will be analysing are:
Rocket Man- Elton John, Space Oddity – David Bowie, John Williams (Star Wars scores) among others.
P.E. (Physical Education)
Our topic for this term is dance. Children will create a dance based on three different pieces of music linked to our Space topic. The three pieces of music will be a John Williams score from Star Wars, the X-Files theme tune and Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys. They will then perform their dances in the final week.
This term children will plan and design their own planet. As well as using sketching techniques to creating beautiful nebular images