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St Christophers Academy

Year 5

Mrs Strong

Welcome to Year 5!

Key Information

PE Days - PE is on a Tuesday afternoon (Mr Kenneford) and a Friday morning (Mrs Strong).  This half term the children will be learning Basketball. A full PE kit should be brought in at the beginning of the week and left in school. A list of the full PE kit can be found on the website under Parents > School Uniform

Homework - English Comprehension Book homework is set every Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.  Online homework is also set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. In addition to this, online MyMaths homework is set every week on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. Children will record their homework in their homework diaries when set and therefore need to bring these to school each day.

Spellings - Weekly spellings are shared in a Spelling Lesson every Monday and the children will be tested on these words in the form of a dictation or spelling test every Friday. Year 5 have a section in the weekly pages of their diaries to record these spelling words. The children will need to bring their diaries to school each day.

Reading Books - Accelerated Reading books and reading records should be brought into school daily.  We encourage children to read every night to support their comprehension and children should read to an adult at least three times a week. When you listen to your child read, please ensure you comment and sign in their reading record. The children will also be using this to keep a record of the pages they have read in their books.

Our Learning

Autumn 1 

English - Our core text for this half term is 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister. We will use this text to build our vocabulary and analyse literary features to develop our reading comprehension. We will also use this story to write a diary entry, character and setting descriptions and an adventure story. We will focus on the grammar features relevant to the genres which include descriptive writing, prepositional phrases, inverted commas, paragraphs and more. 

Maths - This half term we will be focusing on Place Value. This includes numbers up to a million, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000, counting in powers of 10 and negative numbers.

Science - This half term, we will be exploring the scientific question 'How can I use the force?'. We are looking forward to investigating the impact of gravity and friction upon various objects.