Welcome to Year 5 at Holy Family!
Y5 teacher – Miss Lacey
Y5 Teaching Assistant – Mrs Leek
We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us in twitter @HolyFamilyL8_5L
Please find below the details of our learning for Summer 2:
Come and See
This half term, our topics are Reconciliation and Stewardship. For our Reconciliation topic, we will learn about the commandments and how this links with responsibility. For our Stewardship topic, we will follow the CAFOD plans about looking after our planet and thinking of others.
Y5 will explore fractions, building on their skills from previous years. They will learn how to add, subtract and multiply fractions of the same and different denominators and further their understanding of equivalent fractions. Y5 will learn how to write decimals and percentages as fractions and vice versa. There will also be daily basic skills sessions for Y5 to develop their maths skills such as learning their times tables.
This half term, we will continue to build our skills from last term and will also look at new grammar focuses. We will write from different perspectives and write letters for our Talk 4 Writing novel; ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events The Bad Beginning’ by Lemony Snicket. We will also be consolidating our understanding and knowledge of other areas of grammar and the related terminology. A list of specific spellings, which we will be concentrating on each week, will be sent home for your child to learn as well as being updated weekly on Spelling Shed.
Y5 will be looking at ‘Sound’ this half term, which is the unit the missed with Lockdown during Summer 2 in Y4. For this unit, we will learn about how sounds travels and why we can hear.
This term, we will be focusing on Geography and History. We will be learning how land changes over time, focusing on the airport, and the History of Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Y5 will be exploring textiles this half term. We will be using Andy Warhol’s style of artwork to create work based in Liverpool.
This half term we will be looking at PowerPoint. Children will learn how to insert slides, text and images as well as being able to include animation.
Our PE this term will be on Wednesday’s
Y5’s PE lessons this half term will focus on tennis. Children MUST have full PE kits every week for these sessions; white T-Shirt, black shorts and black trainers/pumps.
Children will also be regularly working on improving their stamina by walking/ jogging/ running a ‘Daily Mile’.
Homework will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. This will be completed in their homework books or online on Teams. There will also be Spelling and Maths Shed and TT Rockstar activities. When your child doesn’t complete homework, there will be an expectation that they finish it during break/ lunchtimes. It is essential that we work together to ensure that homework is completed and returned. Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is also an expectation as well as bringing their reading books into school each week. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2.
Should you ever wish to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team in order to arrange an appointment. We will be on the exit door every evening or, you can contact the office if you wish to request an appointment.
We look forward to working with your children this year!