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             Welcome to Year 5T!

Teacher: Miss Taylor

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Attique

Welcome back to a new school year and a new class. It has been so lovely meeting you all and getting to know you in our first week. We are very excited for the upcoming year and hope you are ready for all the learning we are going to be doing.


Please make sure you are looking at Class Dojo and this page regularly for any updates and news. Please have conversations with your children about what we are doing in school and look at our planning documents on here.



In Autumn 1, we are going to be revisiting some topics we learnt during our home learning. We are also going to be starting to look at our year 5 objectives. Our first year 5 topic is going to be place value where we will be looking at numbers up to 1,000,000. We will be reading, writing, ordering, comparing and rounding numbers to 1,000,000. 


After place value, we will be moving on to look at addition and subtraction. We will continue to use the column method and focus on adding and subtracting numbers up to 1,000,000.




This term, we will be reading an amazing adventure book called 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. This book provides us with a lot of different writing opportunities so we can write for a range of purposes. Our main writing focus will be to write a narrative in the viewpoint of a character from the story. Ask your children what has happened in the novel as we will be reading it every day!


In grammar, we will be focusing on the year 5 objectives throughout the year where appropriate. 


This term, we are going to be looking at materials and their properties. We are going to be looking at comparing materials by their properties (hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, magnetism). We are going to be looking at reversible and irreversible change as well as separating mixtures. Keep an eye out for pictures of our experiments during the topic. 


This term, we are going to be looking at North and South America. We are going to finding and locating countries and capitals in both continents. We are going to be comparing the different climates whilst looking at longitude and latitude. We are going to be looking at human and physical features of an area in North and South America and compare it to Bury. We are also going to be looking at time zones and planning a trip to America.


The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of. Children will be taking part in TTRS in class 4 times a week.


Please click below to assess the TTRS website


This year, our P.E lessons will take place on Monday afternoons. The children will not be getting changed for P.E before the lesson. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing and footwear on for school on this day. 



Every Friday, your child will be given their new spelling lists out. Please take time to help your child learn these spellings each week. They will be tested on the following Monday. The children will be introduced to different methods to help them learn the spelling rules. To help your child learn their spellings, please encourage them to recap the meaning of words and put them into sentences.


Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. I will ask for children to bring these in on certain dates to monitor the work they are doing from home. Please ensure your child is completing the tasks and encourage them to present their work in as many different ways as possible.


Reading books

Children will be given a new reading book every Friday. Please make sure your child's book is read and returned by Thursday. All books will be quarantined for 72 hours before given out again due to Coivd-19. Please ensure your child is reading every night with an adult or older sibling. It is essential your child engages in reading for pleasure so there vocabulary and comprehension improves.


If you have any questions or problems, please speak to us before or after school. We are always here to help.


Miss Taylor and Mrs Attique smiley

Long term planning 2020-21

Medium term planning 2020-21

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