Year 5 Mrs Jinks

Welcome back to our last term in year 5!

The year is going so quickly and we have lots to pack into the last term.


We have already started music with Mr McDowell and have started to prepare for our next big music event - more details to follow!

Skillforce will be in working with every Tuesday morning until the end of term. They will also be helping with the overnight camp later in the term.

Thank you to all those who have already sent in the slips for the Aylmerton Residential. Please come and speak to me if you have any concerns about the trip. It will be a great experience for all the children.


This Term:

In English this term we are going to be learning about different genres of writing such as stories, information texts and persuasive writing. We will be basing a lot of this around our new topic, 'space'.

We will also continue to develop our handwriting by using our new scheme 'Penpals' which will focus on joining correctly and making sure all letters are of a consistent size


In Maths we will by focusing on shape, measurement and angles. As well as looking at decimals and percentages and how they link together with fractions. We will also begin to focus in on problem solving through reasoning questions.

We will also continue to improve our multiplication and division knowledge in our weekly tests on Fridays. The children have shown great improvements in their knowledge of division and multiplication facts, please continue to practice these at home.

Our main topic for the term is space. We will be finding out all about missions into space and about famous astronauts like Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. We will be focusing on the Earth, sun and moon and how they relate,  including looking at why we have day and night and why we have seasons. In DT we will be making our own moon buggies and racing them over the moon. Art will be based around planets and Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. 




Skillforce have been in and started to work with us. The children loved it and it was great to see them working in teams and talking to one another!

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Diary Dates:

Wednesday 26th April - Year 5 netball Tournament

Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday - No children in school

Tuesday 16th May - Darren Campbell visiting the school

Thursday 18th May - Class assembly

Monday 29th May - Half term Holiday

Monday 19th June - KS2 Poetry Day

Thursday 22nd June - Music Day at Framlingham - more details to follow....

Monday 17th July - provisional date for the overnight camp

Friday 21st July - Last Day of Term.

**More Dates to be added soon**



Previous learning:



                                                                                          Designing and making toys using cams.

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Printmaking with Jenny and Tess at Sudbourne Printmakers.

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A farmer and his tractor visited us. 

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                     Duckin' down the Deben trip as part of our rivers trip and a visit to West Stow

                                                         to find out more about Anglo Saxons

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Weekly brass lessons with Mr McDowell

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Reading Journals - These will be handed out on a Thursday and need to be back in on a Wednesday.

They are expected to complete one entry a week, they will be given an activity to do. They also need to try and read every evening.


Spellings - On a Friday, your child will be given a list of words to learn for a test the next week. 


Times Tables - On a Friday, your child will be given a certain times tables to learn for a test the following week.


Maths - There will be occasional maths homework which will be optional. The children will also be receiving log ins for mathletics.


Big Think Project - Each term, there will be a project to complete. This will be based around our current topic. They will be given about four weeks to complete it.