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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. We have really enjoyed welcoming the children back after the Summer Holidays and they have settled in brilliantly so far. 

 VIKING RAIDERS!

Our topic this half term will be studying Viking raiders and their impact on Britain during their arrival and their legacy today. Our literacy texts will make use of Norse myths and legends to inspire the children with tales about monsters, quests and strange realms. We will also be looking at artefacts, plotting invasions using our map skills, making weapons, and even re-enacting Beowulf's defeat of the monster Grendel.

 

 

YEAR 5 HOMEWORK 

Due in Wednesday 11th October

Maths

Please log on to Mathletics.  If you do not have your username and password, please speak to your teacher. When you log on, there will be a couple of tasks waiting for you. When you have completed these, feel free to explore the rest of the website and play some more games!

Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, we would like you to research a prominent black figure from history. This could be from politics, science, the arts or music, or anywhere at all!

You could present your findings on paper (looking display-tastic!) or in your learning logs. This could take the form of:

  • A factfile
  • A presentation, with slides
  • An information poster
  • A piece of artwork with accompanying explanation

Use your imagination!

We will be sharing these in class next Friday, so we look forward to seeing some super work!

Spellings

Next week’s spellings will be taken from the list ‘Week 4’. We will practice these in class.

 

Spellings

This year, we will be working on one spelling list per week. The spelling list will always be available online on the school website, through the ‘learning’ tab in the Year 5 area.

There are many ways in which you can help your child learn and practise spellings and we have given you a few ideas below. Most importantly, keep these sessions fun, varied and short.

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

 

Viking topic words

ough

silent letters

ible or able suffix

Viking

Dough

Knight

Responsible

Raid

Enough

Island

Flexible

Beowulf

Through

Gnaw

Horrible

Vicious

Cough

Muscle

Terrible

Cleaved

Rough

Doubt

Possible

Vanquished

Throughout

Autumn

Edible

Mighty

Thorough

Listen

Forgivable

Monastery

Doughnut

Knowledge

Breakable

Scandinavia

Plough

Knee

Agreeable

Longship

Toughen

Chaos

Respectable

Warrior

Thought

Biscuit

Valuable

 

 Some children may be using an alternative list. See below. 

 

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

Viking

Everything

Dashed

Were

Raid

Something

Climbed

Where

Beowulf

Crying

Sprinted

Could

Warrior

Trying

Heard

Should

Cleaved

Creeping

Liked

Would

Vanquished

Climbing

Clapped

Which

Mighty

Running

Laughed

Because

Monastery

Breathing

Pulled

About

Scandinavia

Beating

Jumped

Another

Longship

Terrifying

Hoped

Through