Year 5 -Redwood 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Redwood Class Page!
Welcome to Redwood's class page! This year you will be your teacher is Mr Jones.
It has been a brilliant start to the term already and Redwood cannot wait to get stuck into all our brilliant topics this year!
Topic this term: Dynamic Dynasties
Dynamic Dynasties is our fantastically exciting topic this term. This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today. Redwood will explore amazing sights, investigate interesting artefacts and even learn about ancient Chinese culture! Children will enjoy acting out ancient Chinese folklore and will explore its historical accuracy. Redwood will create mystical narratives and fabulous poems learning how to use figurative language and direct speech. This topic involves lots of immersive lessons and has a brilliant history focus.
Our novel this term is a wonderful novel called Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. It involves a boy who finds the misfortune of being lost in space. Redwood will read the text and use their skills to fully understand all of the fantastic aspects of the novel.
PE days will be Tuesdays and Wednesday. Please have your PE kit in school.
Please complete your English and maths work at home and find time to practise your weekly spellings.
Ensure you have a water bottle and a coat in school every day.
Spellings: your child will receive weekly spellings on a Thursday and be tested on these words the following Monday. Please find below a half termly overview of the spellings we will be sending home.
Home learning: A piece of English home learning or a piece of Maths home learning will be uploaded each week on a Thursday.
Home learning will be uploaded each week in the 'files' section at the bottom of this page. There will be three colours to choose from. Your child will be given a colour every Thursday. The colour will be found in the margin of their home learning book. Select and complete the colour your child has been set.
The three colours are: Blue, Red and Yellow
Children should be encouraged to have an enjoyment of reading. They can use their imagination and lose themselves in a book. Therefore, there should be time at home each day for children to be read to and to read independently. They should be encouraged to read a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry and asked questions about what they are reading. This will develop their prediction, inference, summarising skills as well as improving their knowledge of vocabulary.
Expectations: Pupils to complete at least one entry in their reading diary per week.
Here are a selection of websites which can help you and your children.
(Some games are subscription only, but there are plenty of free games and activities to help you practise maths skills)
This is a great website as it has lots of short videos which explain key maths concepts and have lots of practice questions to try.
Again, some subscription access only games, but there are some free games/word lists which allow you to practise your spellings in lots of different ways.
This has lots of information for parents which explains useful terminology.