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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

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

Summer 1 topic: The Rainforest 

Introduction to the Amazon Rainforest

Rainforests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall.  Tropical rainforests are found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and receive between 175-200 cm of rainfall a year.

E-Safety websites

In ICT, we have been creating e-safety websites. We would love to share our work with you so please find the website links below:

Stingrays: https://sites.google.com/view/5w2020/home

Sharks: https://sites.google.com/view/5m2020/home

Swordfish: https://sites.google.com/view/5s2020/home

Spellings

This week, we are looking at 'ion' or 'ous' suffixes:

explanation

profession

germination

pollination

question

copious

disastrous

famous

marvellous

mischievous

mysterious


Things you could do at home

Reading

As you know, reading a range of high quality books will help your child in all areas of the curriculum. Here is a helpful website which recommends books for each year group:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/

Mental arithmetic

In Year 5, we are having a huge focus on times tables - with the intention of all children knowing their times tables up to 12 x 12 by Year 6.

Here are some useful links to help with this goal:

http://www.timestables.me.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Chanting, writing and singing times tables is also a great way to remember them.  Here is a link to some songs:

Spelling

Year 5 & 6 Spelling List: http://ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Word-list-5-and-6.pdf
Year 3 & 4 Spelling List: http://ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/year-3-4-spellings.pdf