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Year 5 Mr Tumilty

Welcome all to Year 5 - Autumn.

 

I know that starting a new school year in a new class with a new teacher can be daunting.  Be assured that you are in good hands and I have many exciting, fun and challenging activities that will keep you engaged this term. Thank you to all those children who have introduced their parents/ guardians to me.  Everyone feels better when they can put a face to a name.  If I haven't managed to see you yet, I am on the playground every evening; come and say hello!

 

I will attach our newsletter with full details below, but curriculum highlights this term include:

 

- Maths-

Place Value and Written methods

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers determining the value of each digit
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place

Written addition and subtraction

  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits and decimals with two decimal places
  • Choose an appropriate strategy to solve a calculation based upon the numbers involve
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

 

- English-

Fiction

  • Writing a character description of the Viking god Thor based on the saga of Thor and the Giants.

Non Fiction

  • Writing a formal report to describe and explain different aspects of Viking daily life

Poetry

Writing Kenning poetry, riddle-like phrases used by Vikings and Anglo-Saxons

 

- Topic-

Our topic this term is The Vikings.  We will be doing all manner of exciting things including learning about:

Geography and History:

  • Recognising and describing key features of the Icelandic landscape
  • Making connections between the Icelandic landscape and the legacy of Viking settlers
  • Investigating and mapping the routes of Viking invaders and settlers

We expect children to read at home on a regular basis in year 5 and keep practising the rapid recall of their times tables up to 12x12. Each week, children will receive a piece of literacy homelearning, a piece of maths homelearning and fifteen spellings to learn.  Homelearning is usually given out on a Friday and should be returned no later than Wednesday to enable us to mark and feedback. 

 

Don't forget you can track our progress throughout the term on Twitter @firsprimarysale #Year5DT

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Tumilty, Mrs Morgans, Mrs Lawrence & Miss Costello

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y5 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Mindset Movie Year 5 DT

Having a go, challenging yourself and learning from your wobbles is an important part in our learning journey... Just ask any member of 5DT!

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