See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
We will be exploring World War II, with a par-ticular focus on The Blitz. We will be looking at the bombing of major metropolitan areas and the evacuation of children from London to the countryside. We will start by reading and examining war poems, then writing and performing our own compositions. In keeping with the evacuation theme, we will write letters from the perspective of an evacuee. We will look at the geography of Europe and the countries involved in the conflict. In History, we will be considering the impact of The Blitz on daily London life. We will also be creating our own menu that reflects the food that were available at the time and the notion of rationing that was put in place to ensure that everyone had enough.
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 will be looking at multiplication and division. We will multiply by one or two-digits numbers using formal written methods. In division, we will divide numbers up to five digits by a one digit number. We will identify multiples and factors of a number, including finding all factor pairs of a number. We will learn to recognise and use square and cubed numbers. In other areas, the children will build on their knowledge of what they have already learnt about finding the area and the perimeter of a shape. They will calculate and compare the area of rectangles and estimate the area of irregular shapes.
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.