See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
We will be exploring the Victorian era, using stories, information texts and historical sources of information, with a particular focus on the difference between the rich and poor in society.
Recognising the importance of this era, we will examine the legacy that the Victorians left us and discuss the ways in which society has changed since then. Children will write their own information texts about different aspects of Victorian life. We shall look at the features of a diary in order to write a diary entry from the prospective of a Victorian child.
Later in the term, we will have a Victorian Day, when the children travel back in time to become Victorian school children for the day. There will also be a trip to Bruce Castle to experience life at a Victorian school. We would welcome the support of parents on this enriching trip. Please see Mr Miller for more details.
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 the place value of 7-digit numbers; rounding numbers to the nearest 100,000. The children will read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 7 digits.
The children will interpret negatives numbers in context, e.g. temperature, and count backwards and forwards in positive and negative whole numbers.
We will continue to use the methods we currently use in a four operations in line with the NC standards.
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.