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Year 5

WELCOME TO YEAR 5 CHESTNUT

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Docherty and our teaching assistant is Miss Timms. During Spring term, we also have trainee teacher Mrs Zinonos joining us!

 

Mrs Docherty can be contacted on:

ldocherty@warrendell.herts.sch.uk 

 

Online Reading Record

Here's what Year 5 will be learning this half term:

SPRING 1 OVERVIEW

Year 5 have had a great term during Spring 1! 

 

In Literacy we moved on from the book Journey by Aaron Becker, to studying 2 paintings in order to create diary entries. We based our writing on the paintings 'Tiger in a tropical storm/Surprised!' by Henri Rousseau and 'The Lion Hunt' by Peter Paul Rubens. Both children in school and at home learning have created some brilliant pieces of descriptive writing as well as including emotive language. During Math, we have tackled everything there is to know about fractions!! More recently we have looked at converting units of measure and solving 3-step word problems. 

 

Within our topic and science lessons, Year 5 are now experts on Earth and Space! Not only have they digested the rotations of the solar system, they have investigated shadows and even created their own planets during Fantastic Friday using balloons and paper Mache. 

 

During geography and art, we have focused our learning on natural resources so we now have a better understanding of fossil fuels and renewable energy. The children have also created their own bird houses using natural materials based on the artist Andy Goldsworthy. 

 

Although we are ready for half term, we are excited to come back to school to begin our new topic on Time Travellers. 

 

 

Check out some of the fun we've been having with our learning in school and at home!

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Subject

 

How your child can support their progress at home

Literacy

 

  • Ask your child about their individual targets. All children should be using vocabulary to support the reader (full stops, capital letters, commas and more!).
  • Read through your child’s homework with them to ensure it makes sense before handing it in. 
  • Encourage your child to use a variety of vocabulary in their writing to make it more interesting.
  • Practice spellings every week and put them into sentences.
  • Read with your children daily and write in their reading record.

Maths

 

  • Ensure your child is confident with their times tables – this will support all areas of mathematical learning.
  • Ask your child daily what they have learnt in mathematics and see if they can explain the method they have learnt.  This will help to consolidate their learning.  It is also important that your child can apply their knowledge to word problems.
  • Use TT Rockstars and SAM Learning to encourage hands- on learning.

Science

 

Research their current topic in science and see if there are any cool experiments to do at home!

History/ Geography

 

Research their current topic in history or geography and help them to understand where these events would go on a timeline

RE

 

We are learning about Judaism, so you could help them research more about the religion.

Music

 

Explore a range of music with your child to see which they are most interested in.  You can also look at the origins of the music.

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