# Year 5

Welcome back to the new school year. The children have settled in well into Year 5 and are already working hard and impressing us!

Jaguars

Class Teacher - Miss R Verrall (Tuesdays Mrs C Banthorp)

Morning TA: Ms L Manning

Red Pandas

Class Teacher: Mr M Burch

Morning TA: Mrs J Clark

Year 5 Open Session

On Wednesday 19th October we have an open session and would love to see as many of you as possible.

Jaguars Class Assembly is on Friday 21st October starting at 2.30pm. We hope to see you there!

Autumn Term

English

We begin our English with the Anthony Horowitz book 'Stormbreaker'. It will take at least 4 weeks to work our way through the book, ensuring we are reading and discussing it thoroughly. Of course, the children will be writing a whole range of texts such as letters, character descriptions, diary entries, story predictions and job applications. Here they will practise skills learnt in Year 4, as well as new ones introduced in Year 5.

In spelling, we will be looking at homophones (words that sound the same but have different spellings such as sea/sea, meat/meet) and investigating ways in which we can remember the spellings.

Maths

In Maths we will practise reading and writing number to 1 million, also ensuring children recognise the value of each digit in these numbers. We will also be using all 4 operations to solve word problems ensuring children have a successful method for each.

Topic

Our first topic is Earth and Space. Here we will learn about our Solar System, in particular the Earth's movement around the Sun and how this leads to day and night, and our seasons.

1. Build a 3d model of the Solar System

2. Research the Solar System and present in any form desired (e.g. factfile, poster etc.)

3. Choose 1 planet to research

Autumn 2nd Half Term

Science

Our topic this term is FORCES. The children will be taught to:

• explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
• identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
• recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

Topic

This half term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and the legacy they left.

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