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Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Year 5 Essential Information

 Below are some brief details about our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on the new school and any last minute information or changes on the school app.  

Mathletics:  Children are assigned 3 activities each week to complete as homework. Once the set activity is complete, children can access all areas of the site.

TTRockstars: Children access TTRockstars 3 times per week in class. As we move into equivalent and simplified fractions, continued practise on the site at home will help them even more. Just 2 minutes each day is enough.

Reading: Children will have a school book which they bring home. We ask that they read for a minimum of 3 x10mins per week. Each time they read they should record the number of pages they’ve read. Each week I would like them to identify and define 5 new words they come across. A book report is only required upon completion of the book. Please initial the reading record to confirm they have read. We will check the reading records on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday so they need to bring their records in on these days. Ideally they should bring their book in and take it home every day. Guided Reading sessions will continue daily as a whole class reading lesson.

Spellings: Weekly spellings will be put on the blog website each weekend to be practised in class the following Thursday. The spelling tests will be on full sentences using other words they should know. They need to spell all the words in the sentence correctly and punctuate it. Each week there will be at least one number word within the sentences. Please look at them with your children, read them by segmenting the sounds first and then blending, discuss meanings, try and notice them when reading or write sentences using them.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fitness and Netball. PE days are Monday and Wednesday and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black shorts or track pants, white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers.

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons


Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

week ended 17th March

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

Hello again. As we missed last week's blog due to snow I will detail what's been going on for the past 2 weeks. The children completed their poems on rat snakes and have begun to look at the impact of screen time on children's well being in preparation for writing a balanced argument on the subject. In maths we have started looking at the perimeters of rectilinear shapes and how to deduct the perimeter when missing some of the side lengths. Last week the children were visited by the Canal trust who detailed how the canals were made and why. On the Thursday we managed half the trip, walking around Leeds city centre in the snow fall to see some of the historic buildings and how things have changed. Unfortunately Armley Mills cancelled on us due to staffing issues caused by the snow. In art the children have been working on a secret something for somebody this Sunday. For History the children have been reflecting on what life would have been like in Leeds 200 years ago and comparing it to now. Finally, today has involved dressing up in outfits that make us smile, culminating in a whole school dance in the hall for comic relief. Have a great weekend.

This week's spellings focus on the suffix -ise












Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

If you have forgotten your seesaw login, email me and I will send it to you ASAP.

Snow Day!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

Yes, it's a snow day! I have set work on Seesaw and in a short while on Mathletics. Your first assignment is to go out and create a snow sculpture and upload your pictures onto Seesaw. Then after you've dried off crack on with your assignments. Have a great weekend!

Spellings to practise for next week, focusing on the suffix -ate











week ended 3rd March

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

It’s Friday again and the end of another jam packed week in Year 5. This week the children continued writing their poem on the peppered moth which linked to our reading of Charles Darwin in Guided Reading and our industrial revolution topic. In art the children completed their Lowry pictures using chalks and with a depth provided by perspective. In maths the children developed their decimals knowledge to 3 decimal places and began to forge a link to percentages. There is more of this in this week’s mathletics homework. And of course, yesterday was world book day which was a riot of colour and fun. The ASJ theme for the day was poetry. Year 5 had a day to learn and perform The Jabberwocky which they did with aplomb. I will try and load the video on here, though loading videos is a bit temperamental. This afternoon the children began looking at gears as part of their science and ahead of our visitors next week from the Canal Trust who will be explaining, amongst other things, how locks on canals work.

This week’s spellings feature another way of making the’or’sound, using –au-











Welcome back - week ended 24th February

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

Hello, and welcome back to the new Spring half term, I hope everybody had a restful/fun packed break. The children dived straight back into the learning and completed their truss bridges made from spaghetti on Monday. On Tuesday we had a whistle stop introduction to Charles Darwin and his theories on natural selection and adaptation (please chat to your child about this to iron out any remaining misconceptions as it's a tricky concept for them to grasp). The ground work having been laid we then began our new writing based on the poem ' Moth: An evolution story' which describes how peppered moths were impacted by the industrial revolution. In maths we continued learning about decimals down to thousandths and their fraction equivalents. The children started the Fresh Prince of Bel Air unit in music so feel free to get down with your child and embarrass them in the supermarket by rapping along to it and breaking out some moves. We ended the week with an RE unit on Salvation - the Easter story, looking at the stations of the cross.

Don't forget next Thursday is World book day.

Have a great weekend.

This week's spellings are based around the 'or' phoneme:











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