Welcome to Sycamores Class!
Class Teacher: Mrs Anna Jarman (Monday- Wednesday)
Ms Millbanks will support on Thursday and Friday
TAs: Mr Butler (am) and Ms Hooks (pm)
Our Topic is The Silk Road. Find out more about our topic by visiting:
PE will be on a Wednesday until the end of term
Water bottles and sun cream are essential now the weather is warming up !
Class assembly 10am 22nd June
School trip 22nd June leave school by foot at 12pm -Mill Road Mosque
Letter to follow shortly
Our next unit is adding and subtracting decimals using formal methods:
Continue to practise timetables on TTRS or Sumdog. The below websites are also useful:
Next up is adventure story writing..
Shakespeare video short (Hamlet): https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/hamlet
Original Hamlet script: https://shakespeare.folger.edu/downloads/pdf/hamlet_PDF_FolgerShakespeare.pdf
Our first Science topic is Properties and change of materials. The children will learn about reversible and irreversible change. They will also conduct experiments that involve filtering and sieving! See the below link:
Home Learning: Reading
Reading every day is the most important part of learning at home - books will be sent home and should be brought to school each day, along with the school library book mark.
It is often difficult for parents to decide which books to buy for their children. To help you, we have added a list of recommended books below.
Recommended Books for Year 5
Books are perfect presents but it is often difficult for parents to decide which books to buy for their children. To help you we have added a list of recommended books below.
Walter and Me - Michael Morpurgo
Friend or Foe - Michael Morpurgo
All Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea - Michael Morpurgo
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery
Water Wings - Morris Gleitzman
Blabbermouth - Morris Gleitzman
Belly Flop - Morris Gleitzman
The Diddakoi - Rumer Godden
Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz
Mister Monday - Garth Nix
Aquila - Andrew Norris
Harry and the Wrinklies - Alan Temperley
Double Act - Jacqueline Wilson
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke
Journey To Jo’burg - Beverly Naidoo
Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
The Owl Service - Alan Garner
Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman
Watership Down - Richard Adams
The Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K Le Guin
Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom - Louis Sachar
The Other Side of Truth - Beverley Naidoo
Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate Dicamillo
The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd
The Fastest Boy in the World - Elizabeth Laird
Goldfish Boy - Lisa Thompson
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Historium - Jo Nelson and Richard Wilkinson
A World of Information - Richard Platt and James Brown
The Lost Words - Robert Mcfarlane and Jackie Morris
Year 5 Spellings
Spellings must be practised on a regular basis- These words will be tested on 20th June
Maths Support at Home
By helping your child to become more accurate and faster when multiplying and dividing will support all your child's learning in all their maths lessons. Part of this is to be able to recall factors and multiples of numbers quickly. Please check that your children know the following facts.
Multiples of a number are found by multiplying the number by 1, and by 2, and by 3 and so on.
Multiples of 1 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and so on.
Multiples of 2 are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and so on.
Multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and so on.
Multiples of 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.
Factors of a number divide into it exactly (which means there’s no remainder). Factors of all numbers include 1 and the number itself:
The only factor of 1 is 1.
The factors of 2 are 1 and 2.
The factors of 3 are 1 and 3.
The factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4.
The factors of 5 are 1 and 5. The factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3 and 6. The factors of 7 are 1 and 7.
The factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4 and 8.
Common multiples of two numbers are multiples of both. To find common multiples of 3 and 4, look at the lists in the multiples section above and circle any numbers found in both lists. You should have circled 12. If you continue the lists you’ll find other common multiples: 24, 36 and so on.
Common factors of two numbers are factors of both. Common factors of 6 and 8 are 1 and 2 - look at the factors list above to check you understand this.