Year 5
Year 5

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Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Welcome to Year 5!

Hello and welcome to Year 5!  We hope you have had a fabulous Summer Holidays and are feeling rested and refreshed.

We have planned some really exciting projects and lessons to start our time in Year 5 with a bang and to help us learn at our very best.  This term will be so important in showing what we know and learning all we can while beginning our journey in Unit 3!

We will be starting our new Cornerstones project, ‘Groundbreaking Greeks’ where we will learn about the six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.  We will look at the Greek lifestyles, governments, myths and famous Greeks who have influenced our lives, even today!

We will begin our class novel ‘Who Let The Gods Out?’ by Maz Evans.  This is a gripping, historical adventure about Eliot, a young boy who has a collision with a shooting star – landing him in the path of Virgo on an important mission.  When the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, they’ve got nowhere to turn for help but to the old Olympian gods.

Please remember to read regularly at home and bring your reading book and record to school every day.

As writers we will be developing our writing of Quest stories, using character and dialogue to really engage our readers.  Then we will be exploring our explanation skills in our non-fiction unit, looking at how to explain a process.

As mathematicians we will be consolidating our place value skills by looking at decimal fractions and understanding tenths and hundredths in different contexts.  We will the move onto applying this knowledge in our work on using and calculating amounts of money.

Remember to have your outdoor PE kit in school every week and check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and maths facts for your tests the following week.

Please contact us at l.hill@southill.dorset.sch.uk or t.butler@southill.dorset.sch.uk anytime if you have any queries or anything to share or celebrate with us, it is always great to hear from you all!

Mrs Hill and Mrs Butler.