Mr Baker, Mrs Harding and Miss Evans would like to welcome you to the Year 5 page.
Topic - Sow, Grow and Farm
Science - Living Things and Their Habitats
In this ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ unit, children will learn about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. The children will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction. They will recap their work in Year 3 by playing a game to name the parts of a flower. The children will have the opportunity to take cuttings from plants, creating clones of the parent plant. They will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles, making life cycle wheels to present their learning. Furthermore, the children will find out about Jane Goodall and her work with the now-endangered chimpanzees in Africa. They will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles. Finally, the children will explore the life cycles of birds, and will write and star in their own wildlife documentary comparing the life cycles of different living things.
PE is every Monday and Thursday during this half term. During the current climate, children can wear their PE kits on Mondays and Thursdays to reduce congestion and close proximity in the areas used for changing. If possible, please don't wear earrings on PE days.
Children need to read at least 20 minutes every night. Children can read independently, to an adult, or to a sibling. Please ensure reading diaries are signed at least three times a week.
Maths and English homework will be given out on Thursdays, usually via Seesaw or paper. It is to be completed by Monday evening. Children need to be practising times tables regularly at home, they can use TT Rockstars to help.
Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday. The weekly spellings are also posted on Seesaw. Please ensure children are practising their spellings at home during the week.
Accelerated Reader (Quizzing)