Welcome to Ospreys
I hope that you have an exhilarating year with lots of new opportunities to grow and develop.
Year 5 marks the beginning of UKS2, which means you are nearing the end of your primary school journey. Let's make it a year to remember. We will be learning lots of exciting topics linking to the past, present and future of our world.
In Year 5 you will receive the following homework, we expect all the homework to be completed on time.
- Reading- You should be reading at least 3 times a week and an adult should be regularly signing your reading record. We will be checking reading records weekly to make sure this is happening.
- Spellings- These will be sent out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday. You should practice your spellings on the homework sheet provided and write 4 sentences each one using one of the weekly spelling words.
- Timetables- A times-tables practice sheet will be sent out on Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday. Keep practicing your times tables to ensure you are secure with all the tables up to 12 x 12, fluent and fast!
- PE: We have two PE sessions a week, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure the children come to school in their PE kits on those days. If they have long hair, ensure it is tied back and earrings are taken out or covered.
- Library: Each week, the children will have the opportunity to visit the school library and choose a new book to read and enjoy. This is on a Friday morning so please ensure their Library book is in school on that day so they do not miss out on this opportunity.
- Water Bottles/Snack: Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle and a healthy snack to eat during snack break.
School Council and Eco Team
Each year the children, who wish to represent our class, prepare a speech to explain why they should be part of school council or eco team and then they present this to the rest of the class. The children are then elected by their peers to represent them and their views. Below is a picture of our school council and eco team representatives:
Our School Council
Our Eco Team
Raising money for Children in Need by wearing our spots and stripes.
National Poetry Day- Performing a poem by Matt Goodfellow.
Theme Day- The United Kingdom
Hightlights for Spring 1
|English||Greek Myths and Non-Chronological Reports|
|Maths||Fractions, Measures, Shapes and Angles|
|Jigsaw||Dreams and Goals|
|RE||Hinduism- What do Hindus learn from stories about Krishna?|
|PE||Invasion Games- Netball and Swimming|
Pre Teach Vocabulary- Spring 1
Below is the vocabulary that the children will encounter during our theme and science lessons this term (Spring 1). Pre-teaching vocabulary facilitates the reading of new text by giving the children the meanings of the words before they encounter them. This helps to reduce the number of unfamiliar words encountered and helps to gain greater comprehension of our topic.
Half Term Round Up- Autumn 2
English- In English, we have been learning about persuasion. The children had the opportunity to explore the different features of a persuasive text and then use this knowledge to plan, write and publish their own persuasive text. The children wrote their own texts about visiting Lancashire. We learnt lots of interesting facts and new vocabulary that we used in our writing. It was really fun.
Maths- In Maths this term, we have been learning different methods for the four different number operations. In addition and subtraction, we learnt, used and applied the column method to different concepts. In multiplication, we learnt long and short multiplication and in division we learnt how to use short division. Although, some of these methods were a little tricky, all the children worked really hard to ensure the followed the steps in order to succeed. We really enjoyed working in pairs to solve Tarisa problems.
Science- In Science, we have been learning about Light. In our science lessons, we investigated how shadows are formed and understood the terms reflection and refraction. We completed an investigation into how we could affect the size of a shadow. We found out that the further away a light source, the smaller the shadow created. After gathering our information, we displayed our results on a line graph.
Theme- We have been learning about the United Kingdom. We looked in particular at England. The children located and explored the different counties in England and then shared this information with their peers. We learnt about the different physical and human features which can be found within England and also the national flower and anthem. On the last Thursday of term, we moved around the different UKS2 classrooms to explore the other countries that make up the United Kingdom. We did a range of activities, such as making flags, designing tartan, building a traditional London phone box and trying different foods. All the children had great fun.
Jigsaw- In Jigsaw this term, the children explored culture and cultural differences. We linked this to racism, talking about what it is and how to be aware of their own feelings towards people from different cultures. We revisited the topic of bullying and introduced the terms rumour spreading and sterotyping. The children talked about direct and indirect bullying as well as ways to encourage children to not using bullying behaviours. To end, we talked about happiness regardless of material wealth and respecting other people’s cultures.
Highlights for Autumn 2
|English||Persuasion and Playscripts|
|Maths||Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division- mental and written strategies|
|Science||Light- exploring shadows|
|Theme||UK- Focusing on physical and human features of England|
|Jigsaw||Celebrating our differences|
|Computing||Creating Vectors using Microsoft Publisher|
|French||Exploring food and celebrations|
|RE||Islam- Why is the Qur'an important to Muslims?|
|PE||Gymnastics- focusing on different balances|
Pre Teach Vocabulary- Autumn 2
Below is the vocabulary that the children will encounter during our theme and science lessons this term (Autumn 2). Pre-teaching vocabulary facilitates the reading of new text by giving the children the meanings of the words before they encounter them. This helps to reduce the number of unfamiliar words encountered and helps to gain greater comprehension of our topic.
Half Term Round Up- Autumn 1
English- In English, we have been learning about newspapers. The children had the opportunity to explore the different features a newspaper includes and then use this knowledge to plan, write and publish their own newspapers. We wrote our own newspaper about Rishi Sunak becoming the third prime minister this year in the UK. It was really exciting and the children had lots of fun using and applying their skills.
Maths- In Maths this term, we have been learning about and exploring numbers up to a million. The children have been consolidating different skills in order to develop a secure understanding of our number system. We have enjoyed deepening our learning by solving problems and games.
Science- In Science, we have been learning about animals including humans. In our science lessons, we explored the life cycle and gestation period of different animals. We investigated the relationship between the size of the animal and the length of the gestation period. After gathering our information, we could see that the larger the animal, the longer their gestation period was. We displayed this information using a bar chart.
Theme- We have been learning about Inventors and Inventions in Theme. We looked in particular at the development of transport and communication over time. The children explored how the car has changed overtime focusing on the similarities and differences at each phase. We had the opportunity to visit the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland which meant we could see a range of memorabilia and artefacts related to transport history. The children had a great time and learnt lots of interesting facts about the different vehicles we saw.
Jigsaw- In Jigsaw this term, the children had the opportunity to think and talk about the year ahead, goals they could set themselves as well as challenges they may face. We learnt about their rights and responsibilities as a member of Ospreys, school, wider community and our country. As a class, we discussed our behaviour and the impact it can have on the rest of the class. The children explored different rewards and consequences they believed were fair. Finally, we learnt about the meaning of democracy and how we can each contribute to it.