Saltdean Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 area! Your one-stop shop for updates on the latest topics, homework, trips and news. 

 

Summer Term 1: The Rainforest

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This term, we will be using a range of sources to find out about The Rainforest. As we have already looked at where chocolate originates from and The Mayans - who were based in South America, this unit follows on nicely. Our classes will look at different layers of the forest, animals that live there and of course the devastating effects of deforestation. 

YEAR 5 HOMEWORK                                   

 Due in every Wednesday

Reading Booklets

We have decided to have a focus on reading as homework for a while. All children have been given a 'reading activity booklet'. We would like them to choose any two page activities to complete each week. We will then be sharing them with the rest of the class. We are hoping to inspire others with books that we've fallen in love with! 

Sports Leadership Opportunity

A wonderful opportunity has come up for Year 5 children. We are going to run a 'leadership day' for 30 Year 5 pupils. Children will be leading sports activities. If pupils are interested in being considered for this, they need to hand-written letter for Mr Hambrook explaining why you would make a good leader. 

Spring 1 ICT Project:

Year 5 have been working on e-safety websites to promote awareness and safety. Check out our web pages below:

Stingrays: https://sites.google.com/view/stingrays-e-safety-website-201/home

Sharks: https://sites.google.com/view/sharkse-safetywebpage2019/home 

Swordfish: https://sites.google.com/view/swordfish-e-safety/home

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Profession

Programme

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Production

Strategies


  • Mnemonics E.g. Big Elephants Can Always Upset Small Elephants (because).
  • Seed Write! Set a timer, how many times can you write your word accurately in 2 minutes.
  • Practise spellings using paint, chalk or even writing them in sand, sugar or shaving foam.
  • Bounce a ball outside, one bounce per letter.
  • Write words with eyes closed.
  • Play hangman.
  • Drawing the word – use an image to help visualise the spelling.
  • Sounding out words as they are spelt. Eg. Wed-nes-day. ‘Say it silly’!