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Year 5

WELCOME TO YEAR 5 CHESTNUT

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Docherty and our teaching assistant is Miss Timms!

 

Mrs Docherty can be contacted on:

ldocherty@warrendell.herts.sch.uk 

 

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

SPRING 1 OVERVIEW

 

Year 5 have had a great Summer term so far and are looking forward to their well deserved rest over half term. Summer 2 will bring lots of new exciting learning to the table and they will have a chance to catch up on more of they topics missed from lockdown 2020. 

 

We will continue to make great progress in Math diving further into mastery questions involving all 4 operations, as well as touching on time, statistics, fractions and roman numerals! We will begin looking at persuasive texts with a World War 2 theme in Literacy, before moving onto discussions texts and  ending the term with narratives.

 

Our Science and Topic will aim to be a lot more practical with investigations and a 'hands-on' approach to learning. We will cover missed topics from last year such as teeth & the digestive system, sound and classification of animals in Science, with medieval medicines, the Romans and local environments in Topic. Where possible, we will link lessons to the school topic of the Olympics!

 

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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