Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 5
Meet our Teachers
Our Autumn Learning

In the Autumn term we will are going back in time to learn all about World War 2. We will be learning about the home front, land girls, the Blitz, 'dig for victory', evacuees and bomb shelters. We will be exploring these through a range of hand on and written tasks.

In English this term, we are reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll. This story follows the journey of a brother and sister whose older sister goes missing while they are being evacuated from London to Budmouth Point during the Second World War. We will be completing a range of writing tasks, including character descriptions , diary entries and postcards, as well as developing our reading skills in various comprehension tasks. We also will be participating in Read Write Inc Spelling lessons.

In Maths, we are currently focusing on Number. We are working on extending our knowledge of place value and number recognition of larger numbers beyond 1000 and rounding these! We will then be moving onto addition and subtraction throughout this half term, with a focus on estimating and exchanging.

Trips, Visits and Visitors
In the Autumn term we are visiting Bletchley Park to learn more about code breaking during World War 2. We will also visit Winchester Science Museum in spring and have a virtual reality Mayan experience in the summer term! 
Student Voice
What the children are enjoying so far:
'I am enjoying English lessons as I find them interesting and I love learning new words.'- Kylah 
'I enjoy maths.  It can be hard but century tech is helping me when I go through it at home.'- Ekam 
'I enjoy art because I like patterns and I like century tech because it's like another little lesson.' - Klay
'I am enjoying PE, especially netball which is helping us with our teamwork.' - Elizabeth 
'I am enjoying the WW2 topic because I like learning about history and the past.' - Advitha
'I am enjoying our experiments in Science - this week we got to make our own seed.' - Harper
'I've enjoyed doing maths and going swimming.' - Lewis 
What are the children looking forward to:
'I am looking forward to swimming and the school trips.'- Cienna
'I am looking forward to more science lessons because they have been really interesting and fun so far and I can't wait to learn more.'- Shubhra
'I am looking forward to more group and partner activities.' - Kyan
Useful Learning Links
Key Dates

Our PE days for both classes are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please only come into school in your PE kits on Wednesdays and Thursdays, as Fridays we have indoor PE. 

5K are swimming on Tuesdays in Autumn 1, and 5PS will be going after half term. 

Our library days are Monday for 5K and Tuesday for 5PS, although you can go during any lunch time as well. 

Year 5 Recommended Reads
Questions to support your child with reading.
Accelerated Reader

Week beginning 27.11.23

5K- Reeva- 51,231 

5PS- Aidan- 5,984 

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