Yeargroup PagesYear 5

 

Welcome to Palmers Cross - Year 5

Here you can find all details relevant to Year 5

Upcoming Events - Year 5

Jan
22

22-Jan-2018

PE Days

Tuesday

Friday

Teacher

Miss Laver

 

 

Happy New Year!

Let’s spring into action in 2018!

It may be a relatively short term but it is certainly as busy as ever.

Maths
As mathematicians in Class 5, the children will be continuing to develop their mental maths skills including improving their times tables knowledge and speed. Mental and written strategies of the four rules of number will be a key focus again. However, children will also be given opportunities to apply these strategies to solve a variety of measure, fraction and shape mathematical problems

English
In English the children will be learning how to develop their use of grammar and punctuation (e.g. using commas, brackets and colons). We will cover instructions, broadcastings and poetry. The children will have spellings to learn on a weekly basis from both their class teacher and phonics teachers. Children are also encouraged to read regularly and continue to complete detailed reading journals.

Science
As Scientists, this term this term, children will learn about forces (including gravity, air resistance and friction), levers, pulleys and gears. After half term we shall continue to develop our science skills and knowledge with a focus of Earth and Space- Out of this world!

For more details about our learning this term, click on the link below.

 Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.

Children in Year 5 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Thursday. Children are still expected to complete a reading journal activity of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Laver

Year 5 have been practising their cooking skills at Aldersley! They made apple crumble today.

 

 

 

Autumn Term

Children In Need

During Black History month Class 5 researched the life of Rosa Parks. We created fact files about her life.

  

  

During class week beginning 6th November we put our pens and pencils down to observe a two munities silence on Friday 10th November.   

 

We also watched The Big First Aid Lessons where we learnt about how to deal with burns and choking!

 

Class 5 represented Palmers Cross during Young Ambassadors training at Aldersley Leisure Centre.  They took part three workshops to help the develop their leadership, ambassadorial and communications skills.

 

Here we are solving tricky subtraction and addition mentally!

 

 

English
The children will be learning how to develop their use of punctuation (e.g. using commas, brackets and colons). We will cover film narrative, poetry and persuasive letters and texts. The children will have spellings to learn on a weekly basis from both myself and phonics teacher. Children are also encouraged to read regularly and to enjoy it. And not forgetting we will need our legendarily reading journals completed each time a book is finished.

Science 
As scientists, this term we will learning about states of matter. We will be looking at everyday objects and looking at their properties as well as dissolving and recovering a range of substances. We will also be looking at reversible and irreversible changes.

 

 
Here we are melting butter and mixing vinegar with bicarbonate of soda to see what changes happen.

We have been also been looking at the different parts of a flower. We have labelled them in our books and then dissected a lily to embed our learning. 

   

  

 

 

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.

Children in Year 5 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Thursday. Children are still expected to complete a reading journal activity of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Laver