The Grange Primary SchoolYear 5
Miss Gathercole and Miss Dyszy.
Mrs Davey, Mrs Austin and Mrs Ferguson.
This year, our planned topics are:
Transition and Autumn Term 1
To support our topic, we have Macmillan Coffee Morning.
In Maths, we will be focusing on Statistics, Place Value, Measurement, Addition and Times Tables.
In English, our focuses are ‘Persuasive Adverts’ and ‘Instruction Texts’. Our class story is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. To support your child in becoming familiar with ‘Instructional Texts’, please read a range of recipes.
Our PE day is Friday. However, we have a variety of events throughout the term that may require kit. Therefore, PE kit must be brought in on Mondays and kept in school until Fridays in line with school policy.
Autumn Term 2
Earth and Space
To support our topic, we have the following visits and workshops planned:
- National Space Centre
- Diwali workshop
- Visit to the Gurudwara
In Maths, we will be focusing on Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Times Tables.
In English, our focus is ‘Non-Chronological Reports’. Our class story is ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’ by Lucy and Stephen Hawking.
Our PE day is Friday.
The Great, The Bold and The Brave.
In Maths, we will be focusing on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and Times Tables.
In English, our focuses are ‘Defeating the Enemy’ and ‘There and Back Again’ stories. Our class story is ‘Anthology of Greek Myths’. To support your child in becoming familiar with mythology, please read a range of myths with them, such as:
- Theseus and the Minotaur
- The Labours of Heracles
- Perseus and Medusa
- Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters
- Odysseus and the Cyclops
To support your child in becoming familiar with ‘There and Back Again’ stories, please read a range of stories with them, such as:
- ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis
- ‘The Magic Key’ stories
- ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne
- ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ by Phillipa Pierce
- ‘Jumanji’ by Chris Van Allsburg
What a Wonderful World
In Maths, we will be focusing on Geometry and Times Tables.
In English, our focuses are ‘Newspaper Reports’ and ‘Happily Ever After’ stories. Our class story focus is ‘How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear’. To support your child in becoming familiar with ‘Happily Ever After’ stories, please read a range of books with them, such as:
- ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
- ‘Beauty and the Beast’
- ‘Sleeping Beauty’
- ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
- ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
- ‘Hansel and Gretel’
11 before 11
Our 11 before 11 experience is going to the National Space Centre.
Parents – how to support your child from home
Please help us in supporting your child with the following:
- Practising times tables.
- Reading 5 times a week and recording these in Home-School links books.
- Discussing the world around you to improve vocabulary.
- Completing homework on time (due on Mondays).
- Ensuring PE kit is in on Monday and left at school until Friday.
- Ensuring Home-School links books are in every day.