Year 5

Miss Reece, Mr Storey and Miss Easton

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 where Mr Storey, Miss Reece and Miss Easton work very hard to ensure the children in Jade and Gold class become skilled mathematicians, creative writers and inquisitive learners!

This half term we are focusing our writing and reading around Coal Mining during the Victorian times. For example, we are reading the short story ‘The Story of Lotte’ to introduce children to Coal Mining and to inspire their creative writing. We will be using these texts to write our own stories with historical settings. We are focusing on encouraging the children to include a lot of vivid description in their writing. To make their descriptions successful, the children will be exploring using figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification), engaging adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbials.

This half term in maths we will be looking at place value and addition and subtraction.

We will cover:

* Counting in 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s and 100,000s.
* Rounding numbers to a million.
* Reading Roman numerals to 1000.
* Counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers.
*Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.
*Written methods to add and subtract.
*Inverse operations to solve addition and subtraction problems.




Jade Class have started their Computer Science focus for this half term in Computing. We have been using vocabulary such as: algorithms, sequence, input, output and debug. The children started using the app on the iPads called A.L.E.X. The children had to explain...

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This week, the children in Year 5 have became Young Engineers. Their brief was to design their own elevator, which had a moving hydraulic lift. The first stage was the design process. The children used the paint software to design and annotate their elevators....

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This year we are collecting items to fill shoe boxes to send to disadvantaged children. Please help us support this appeal. Each year group has been assigned the following shoe box. Reception - Girl Age 2-4 Nursery - Boy Age 2-4 Year 1 - Girl Age 5-9 Year 2 - Boy Age...

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