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Yr 5 – Mrs Croydon & Mr Biggs – Kinder Scout

Year 5 Spring Term 1 2017-2018

Mrs Croydon

Our Topic this term is Earth and Space. Please encourage your child to investigate our science topic. Homework for this term is shown below and will be shared with the class on Week 1

w/c 8th Jan      Research about the Solar System and the planets and design your own. Where will it be in the Solar System?  Design of own planet

Week 2

w/c 15th Jan    Who landed on the Moon and when? Imagine you are a reporter and write a newspaper article. Newspaper report

Week 3

w/c 22nd Jan   Who was Neil Armstrong? Write a short fact file about this astronaut.       Fact file

Week 4

w/c 29th Jan    Watch movie clips of Star Wars and draw a poster to advertise it.  Poster

Week 5

w/c 5th Feb     How did people go into space? Create a piece of artwork to show the types of craft used.            Artwork

Week 6

w/c 12th Feb   Do aliens exist? Write a short dialogue about what you would say if you met an alien            Dialogue Thursday or Friday. 

Spellings Weekly spellings focus on high frequency words as listed in the National Curriculum. For the Spring term, children will begin investigating and learning the year 5 and 6 words. Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested the following Monday. The spellings to be learned will be highlighted in their diary and then the children will √ the ones they spelled accurately.

Reading Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. In their diary are a list of other activities which will develop your child’s love of reading and the reading experience, try to complete at least 4 of them weekly. We always welcome book reviews and recommendations to encourage other readers in class, book review sheets are available in class. When completed come and display the review for other children to read. 

Grammar Hammer  This will be given out on Friday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Friday at the latest. Please encourage your child to complete this homework as it supports the grammar, punctuation and spelling learning, which takes place within the classroom. Your child will complete this task independently on Friday.

In Numeracy this term we will be concentrating on statistics, fractions, measures and geometry.Week

1st Jan

Symmetry           Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.


8th Jan

Place value         Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.

Solve number problems and practical problems that involve negative numbers.

Recognise and describe linear number sequences, including those involving negative numbers and find the term-to-term rule


15th Jan

Addition and subtraction              Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use.

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal methods (columnar + & -)

Use rounding to check answers and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.


22nd Jan

Multiplication and division           Identify multiples & factors; find all factor pairs of a number & common factors of 2 numbers.

Know & use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors & composite non-prime numbers.

Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime; recall primes up to 19.

Recognise and use square numbers & cube numbers and notation for squared 2, cubed 3

Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes


29th Jan

5th Feb

Fractions              Add & subtract fractions with the same denominator & denominators that are multiples of the same number.

Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions, and fractions to divide quantities including none unit fractions where the answer is a whole number


12th Feb

Measures            Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm and m.

Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares) and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) & square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes

Times tables A quick recall of times tables facts are an essential skill to support understanding in mathematics. Encourage your child to practise, as all children in year 5 need to know their times tables to 12 x 12 and the related division facts.

Maths Skills Check Homework will be given weekly to support and consolidate the learning in class. This is given out on Thursday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Thursday at the latest.  Your child should use the ‘Prompt Sheets’ to support them. They will complete this task independently on Thursday.

PE will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit on these days, as we will be venturing outside as much as we can.



Times tables – A quick recall of times tables facts are an essential skill to support understanding in mathematics.


Help Sheets

Y5 Maths Prompt Sheet

Spelling Programme Y5 Stage 5


School Closes on 15th February 2018 and re-opens on 26th February 2018

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