See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
In this Connector we are going to focus on the biographies of two very inspirational figures from history. We will research the lives of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. The children will use this information to write their own biography.
Later in the term, we will develop our skills in narrative writing. We will examine how authors use flashbacks to engage the reading and learn how to employ the technique.
We will also look at the features of Newspaper articles and children will also use ideas from our main connector to write their own.
This year the children will tackle multi-step operations, making decisions on which operations and methods to use and why.
We will have a strong focus on mental maths skills. At this point in year 5, it is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for all the times tables. Please ensure your child knows their times tables off-by-heart.
This term we have a strong focus on fractions and the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
We will be comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number. We will learn to identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction.
We will learn to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
From this, we will progress to multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
Learn the conjunctions song:
Children are expected to be able to use 'fronted adverbials' and 'relative clauses' in their writing. It is important that children practise these to be able to make more complex sentences.
Learn the relative clause song, which is below, and sing it to your friends.
Can you learn the fronted adverbial song, too?
Please make sure you bring in your library book on a Thursday and your PE kit on . 5M have been taking part in the Daily Mile, where children make fitness part of their daily routine.
Find out more about the Daily Mile here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=NMY_j8iVHKY
Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It will include reading comprehension, maths and topic related activities.
Mr Miller loves reading and the key to success comes through reading EVERY DAY. The children have a home reading book. Please ensure they read the allocated pages, write a comment in the reading record and that it is brought to school every day. It would be really beneficial if you read with your child regularly and discussed their books.
Reading is of paramount importance here at Lordship Lane.
Please ensure that your child reads their home/school reading book every day as agreed, as well as writing a comment in their record book about what they have read.
If parents/guardians are interested in learning more about the teaching of reading and how to support their child, there is a free reading course being conducted in the school in partnership with Haringey Family Learning Department. Please see the Reading Co-ordinator - Mrs Imbrah.
Tips for reading with your child
Ask your child what they are reading about and discuss it with them.
Can they predict what might happen if it is a fiction genre?
If non fiction, what facts have they learnt?
Ask them to write short book reviews of the books they have read to be displayed on our classroom wall.
Purchase the newspaper, 'First News' (sold in Sainsbury's) or go on the website (https://www.firstnews.co.uk/). This paper reports on current events but is written so children can understand.
Contact your teacher with any questions or concerns you may have.