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Autumn Term 2019
Welcome to Year 5. We hope you all had a great summer break and are ready for the new school year!
In English this term we will be focusing on our key text ’Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. We will be studying the complexities of the narrative whilst debating the issues that arise in the text.
In maths we will focus on building on the foundations of the prior learning and focusing initially on place value of numbers up to one million. Following this we will be looking at the four operations, solving multi step problems in context, deciding which operations to use and why. There will be an emphasis on reasoning and problem solving throughout. We will be working with manipulatives to support the children throughout.
For further learning in different curriculum areas please refer to our curriculum newsletter below.
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English in Year Five
Reading in Year Five
By the end of year 5, the children's reading should demonstrate increasing fluency across all subjects. They will understand the conventions of different types of writing such as the use of the first person and understand some technical terms needed for discussing what is heard and read such as metaphor, simile. analogy, imagery, style and effect. In using non-fiction, the children will know what information is needed to look for before beginning a task and know how to use a contents page and indexes to locate information and apply these skills across the curriculum independently. They will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology) both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that are met.
Writing and SPaG in Year Five
In the composition of writing, the children will select the appropriate form and identify the audience for, and purpose of, the writing. They will use further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader, for example headings, bullet points and underlining.
When developing SPaG skills, the children will consider converting nouns or adjectives into verbs and be able to indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs. They will use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph and use commas to clarify meaning.
By the end of year 5, the children will use accurate grammar and punctuation and begin to apply this when considering both audience and purpose. They will understand the differences between standard English and non-standard English and can apply what has been learnt.
Maths in Year Five
During year 5 the children will continue to develop their fluency across all the areas of mathematics. They will work with numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit. They will develop their skills of using formal written methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. They will identify multiplies, factors, squares and cubes and use this knowledge to solve problems.
When working with fractions, children will compare and order fractions and read and write decimal numbers as fractions. They will solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
Children will have the opportunity to convert different units of metric measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes and will calculate and compare the area of compound shapes. Children will draw given angles and measure accurately using degrees. They will distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about sides and angles.
Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Five!