Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mr Grant

Miss Spence

Meet the Team

5G - Mr Grant, Mr Walliker and DHN staff  

5S - Miss Spence and Miss Jafar

French and Music will be taught by Mme Lié  and Miss Osborne

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Year 5 staff or email year5@almapark.manchester.sch.uk


Welcome

Welcome to Year 5! In Year 5, we look forward to taking on new challenges and celebrating our successes together, developing as independent, hardworking and passionate learners, ready to take on Year 6.

Here, you can find an overview of the Year 5 Curriculum. You can use this information to discuss with your child what they have learned and continue to support their learning at home.


This half term:

Maths:

  • Decimals and percentages - comparing, ordering and converting decimals into fractions and percentages
  • Perimeter and area - measuring and drawing shapes of varying perimater and area
  • Statistics - reading, interpreting and drawing a variety of graphs


English:

Talk for Writing unit: letter of complaint

  • Use subordinate clauses to add detail
  • Write in a formal style  
  • Use a variety of sentence openers
  • Use semi colons in an extended list 

 
Geography: Mexico in Motion

We will focusing on the impact of living next to a volcano has on a community and the impact of other natural disasters

Knowledge Organiser


Science: Light

We will be investigating the properties of light and performing a varitey of investigations

Knowledge Organiser

 

Art: Mixed Media - Land and city scapes 

We will be experimenting with different media, colour and mark making to capture the energy of a land and city scape by studying artists such as Vanessa Gardiner, Kittie Jones and Saoirse Morgan 

Knowledge Organiser


Computing: We are Artists

We will be looking at how to create tessellating patterns using a variety of programs


Religious Education:

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?


PHSE: Digital resilience.

We are going to focusing on the purpose and effect of different types of media and the importance of careers


French:

We are improving our French language skills. We will be learning about adjectives that precede the noun and adverbs of place.


P.E:

Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on the following days.

  • Gymnastics - Wednesday

            Kit: Black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt.

Outdoor Games - 5G - Monday

                             5S - Friday

We are learning tennis.

Kit: Trainers, black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings, and a plain white t-shirt (a tracksuit top and joggers may be worn if cold)


Forest Schools:

We will be learning a new skills this half term. Look out for parentmail to let you know when the next session will be.

 

Reading:

In class we are currently reading Holes, by Louis Sachar.

Holes: Price Comparison on Booko

 

Please read with your child every day and comment in their reading record when you do. Reading books should be in school everyday for independent reading and can be changed any day:


Homework: 

This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

Year 5's spellings will be sent out every Friday to learn for a spelling test the following Friday. 

TTRockstars – click here

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