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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! Our PE days will be Monday and Thursday so please ensure your child has kit in school. Homework will be set on Seesaw however paper versions will be available on request.  If you have any questions throughout the year please come and speak to a member of the Year 5 teaching team - we are always happy to talk!

Our topic this term is the Anglo Saxons. Our class text is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, all of our reading and writing will be based around this story.


In English, we will write our own newspapers, retell our own version of Beowulf and will create our own poems.  In our whole class Reading sessions we will focus on developing our VIPERS skills: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise - the document below gives you examples of questions you can ask your child when reading with them at home.  We will also be revising our grammar.  Please see below the Year 5 Grammar terminology. 

Read some of our amazing newspaper reports

Our Beowulf Sound Poems

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In history, the children have produced some amazing non-fiction reports on the Anglo Saxons

In Maths we will be revising Place Value and then will move on to looking at the four calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is important your child can recall their times tables up to 12x so please make this a focus of your learning at home - the school has paid for your child to access Times Table Rockstar at home so please ask if you do not know their login details . We also do Big Maths daily which helps improve fluency.


You will find videos to support our learning each week on the link below:


We designed and created our own Anglo Saxon printing blocks

We spent the morning making Anglo Saxon soup and oat cakes - open the document to see the children at work.

Reader of the Week Writer of the Week Mathematician of the Week
Julia S  - Confident reading during whole class reading - working out unknown words in context and using expression. Also you produced a great summary of the story so far.  Keep up the great work!   11.9.20 Annabelle - great detail added to her newspaper plan and super description in her summarising of Beowulf. You star Annabelle!  11.9.20 Valentina - only child in the class to be on mixed up times tables. Well done!  11.9.20
Jess K - for her ability to work out unknown words in context. 18.9.20 Leyton - for his fantastic descriptive ideas when writing his newspaper.  18.9.20 Camilla - for rapid recall of her multiplication facts 18.9.20
Dagna  - positive attitude to her learning and always completing work to the best of her ability 25.9.20 Ava - brilliant independent writing when completing her character descriptions 25.9.20 Ollie - persevering with challenging tasks and always takes the time to check his answers  25.9.20
Lydia - 100% effort during comprehension booster this week 2.10.20 Amelia - great description in own version of Beowulf. Lovely handwriting too.  2.10.20 Andrea - always works hard and challenges herself. Great presentation in Maths. 2.10.20
Camilla - brilliant effort at understanding class text Beowulf   9.10.20 Vinnie - a great non fiction report on the Anglo Saxons  9.10.20 Oskar - taking feedback from his learning partner 9.10.20
Hetty - always on task and offering answers during whole class reading. 16.10.20 Jess W - for a great sound poem  16.10.20 Lydia - great work on reading bus timetables   16.10.20
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