Year 5 curriculum

Welcome back to Year 5 for the Autumn term! 

This term our topic will be ‘Race to Space’, which will require us to develop our understanding of the international space efforts. This exciting topic will allow us to demonstrate our knowledge and skills in many ways including, Q&A with an astronaut, creating a model of the Earth, Sun and Moon and reading exciting texts about our Universe. 

This year Amazon PE on a Monday and Volga on a Tuesday. Your child will be provided with PE kit (shorts and t-shirt) but they will be required to provide their own suitable footwear. We also recommend that they bring a warmer outdoor kit.  

Homework will be set every Monday, and this will involve spellings, GPS and arithmetic. This will be due in on a Friday.

At Wheeler, we recognise the importance of reading and ask that this is reinforced at home. We expect the children to read 3 times per week and would appreciate if you listen to your child read and acknowledge this in their reading record. Their reading book and reading record should be in school every day.

We would also encourage the use of Times Tables Rockstars as this supports your child’s fluency in Maths lessons. Their login details will be found on their reading record. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Amorim and Mr Kemp  

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