Year 5 – Week beginning 27/6/16

In Literacy, we have started a new topic of looking at TV and Radio broadcasting.  We have looked closely at the key features of this and have analysed some scripts. One of the children’s key learning objective was to create a play script of their own and perform it.

In Numeracy, we have recapped our skills in long multiplication. In addition to this, we have also consolidated multiplying with decimals. Moving on from this, we have started to recap our skills on long division.

Home Learning:

In year 5 we would like the children to be constantly practicing their times tables, number bonds, spellings and reading.

We suggest a minimum of 30mins of reading each day; this will consolidate strategies learnt in the class and ultimately make the children better and more confident readers.

It would be beneficial to practice number bonds at least three times a week. Number bonds are two number that add together to make another; for example 394+606, 8+2, 65+35.

We advise that the children need to practice their times tables regularly in order to support their knowledge and understanding when performing operations (times and divide).

Please click on the following link to explain the Spellodrome and Mathletics Home Learning.

Summer 2 week 2

All home learning tasks (Spelling and Numeracy) are due in:

8th of July 2016

New Home Learning news:

For the summer term, all Year 5 children have been given a ‘Writing for Home Learning’ book. This book has been provided, as we would like every child to complete a weekly writing task at home. Each task will be set by us, the Year 5 teachers, alongside other Home Learning tasks. The aim of us setting these writing tasks are to enhance the children’s writing skills, related to the topics being taught in school. We are encouraging the children to use the Year 5/6 writing to help them as they complete each task. Each book must be returned by the deadline set, ready for the next task to be given. It is imperative that the structure is maintained and deadlines are stuck to, so that tasks do not end up building up! Please ensure that the children are using their Year 5/6 writing expectation checklist to help them to consolidate the grammar focus.

This week’s writing task is:

Write a script for the first scene of your favourite TV episode or favourite movie.

Remember to include a:

  • Title
  • Genre (horror, action, sci-fi, musical, detective story)
  • Cast list including characters’ names
  • Stage directions (including sound effects, props etc)
  • Dialogue


The due date for the writing task is: Tuesday 4th of July

Due date:  4.7.16

In regards to the spellings, to make it easier, the children can complete their sentences using their spellings in their home learning book AT THE BACK.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Anastasiou and Miss Malik