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Chestnut - Year 5

Weekly Update 22/9/23

Weekly Update 15/9/23

As per the home learning policy, please see below for some useful links to further stretch your learning!

The team

The Year 5 team is Miss Auster, Mr Owens, Mrs Phillips and Mrs Edmunds.



This term in English, we will be learning about fantasy writing, hidden figures and space-related writing. Through this, we will learn about various SPaG techniques such as parentheses, relative clauses and fronted adverbials. The most important aspect of writing in Key Stage 2 is cohesion, so this will be the primary focus of our writing lessons.



We read daily through our story time slot before lunch, during which time we read our class text together. On Tuesdays we also have a specific guided reading slot with Mr Owens.



We are focusing on number this term. We are learning about place value to 1,000,000, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We follow the White Rose Hub objectives.



Our science topic this term is space. We are learning about the way the solar system works as well as the meaning of words such as "year" and "day" in a scientific context. We have asked questions like "Why does the Sun look like it is moving?" and "Why do shadows change throughout the day?"



We have focused on Black History Month this term. We are currently tackling some very mature issues such as Apartheid, the Civil Rights Movement and the Transatlantic slave trade. We are also highlighting prominent black Britons, both in history and the present day.



This term, we are answering the question "Is there any point to worship?" To answer this question, we are looking at the Hindu and Christian religions, how people worship and why they do it in this way. We have compared individual and collective worship and talked about the reasons people may do these.



Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday with Mr Cruz. Please come to school in PE kit on these days.


PSHE and Citizenship

This term we are looking at how we fit into our world. We have talked about what is meant by rights and responsibilities, what is expected of children in Year 5 and the reasons for rewards and consequences in society.


Home learning

We send out a homework grid once a term, on which you will find a wide variety of activities linked to our topics to try. We view the point of home learning as being to extend children's learning on a topic and, more importantly, to allow them to become enthused and excited about learning. We share children's learning each week.


Parent Partnership

We are always happy to discuss anything with parents and carers to help to support children in learning or to provide pastoral support. If you would like to meet, please contact the office to arrange this.

If you are interested in supporting the class – either regularly or for a standalone session; with your time for reading or a particular skill you have – please contact either Mr Owens or Miss Auster to see when a suitable time would be for you to visit the class. We are very grateful for any assistance and look forward to welcoming visitors back into our classroom!