Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Year 5 Seahorse & Shark

English

In our English lessons, we will be looking at non-chronological reports, explanations, traditional legendary tales and poetry. The children will be given the opportunity to explore texts in these genres to further their understanding and they will be given the opportunity to write in these styles. The children will edit to improve their work and create pieces for their 'Writing for an Audience' books.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Grammar and punctuation will be taught alongside English but also as a separate lesson where we will be covering objectives from the National Curriculum. Spellings will be taught within lessons but will also be sent home to practice for homework. Children will be tested on these spellings on Fridays.

Reading

Reading is a major focus as it is a skill we rely on every day. Therefore, children will be heard read individually at least once a week either in English or Guided Reading lessons. During guided reading sessions, children will explore and deepen their understanding of the class text: Street Child. They will ask and answer a range of questions as well as develop skills in prediction. Reading books should be taken home every night with the expectation that children read for at least 15 minutes 5 times a week.

Maths

In Maths we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and statistics. Children will also be practicing times tables and mental calculations up to 3 digits.

Topic

Please find attached our topic plan for Term 1.

Term 1 and 2 topic map

PE and Forest School

Term 1

Seahorse class will be having PE on Thursdays, please make sure your child has school PE t-shirt, shorts or black jogging bottoms and trainers or plimsolls.

Shark class will have Forest school on Thursdays, please make sure each week your child brings old clothing and either trainers or willies (they are likely to get muddy!)

In term 2, after the October half term, the two classes will swap.

Please make sure all clothes are named and, as the days get colder you provide warmer clothes as the children will still have their lessons outside.

Homework

Homework will be given out at the beginning of each term. The grid will give them options for what must be completed each week as well as spelling practice. Please make sure homework books are brought back to school on Thursdays so new spelling words can be added.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to speak with either of us.

Miss Rogers (Seahorse) and Miss Davies (Shark)