WELCOME TO MORPURGO CLASS
Year 5 are currently learning how to gather, use and read data and any practice of this at home would really support their learning. In class we use White Rose Maths as a basis for our learning, with focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. There is also a specific section on the White Rose Maths website with step-by-step videos for home learning. We are working on this area of Maths but you may want to look at other areas of the website too with your child. Confidence using the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using standard methods - is key for the children to become successful mathematicians.
Continue to use TTRockstars to practise multiplication tables and use the new online resource MyMaths- there are lots of games on here to play plus weekly MyMaths homework tasks.
In Year 5 the children will be focusing on their sentence structure, including using more complex punctuation and understanding grammatical terminology. Please go to the BBC Bitesize website to work with your child to embed the grammar and practice using it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mnFree Writing
The children love Free Writing and Pobble 365 has a new writing stimulus every day! There are sentence starters and prompts with each sentence and your children already use these in the classroom. Please encourage them to practice their handwriting skills whenever they are writing - the Letter Join website is available to support handwriting practice.
The username is ak3814 and the password is home.
You can also access all the other website links within the 'My Learning' area of this website under 'Useful links'. Let your child find out about and learn within an area they are interested in/a subject they enjoy or have a talent for e.g. Geography and mapwork/digital maps or History and a particular period of time that your child is interested in.
Your child will also need to be confident with the Year 5 and 6 spellings, ensuring that they not only know how to spell them but how to use them correctly too. They can go back through their homework task sheets on their emails to check all spellings.
The most valuable thing your child can do is read! This year the expectation is that your child reads every day. This can be reading with another person or reading on their own. Please allow your child to read whatever they are interested in and talk about what they read. Read together and with siblings or to younger siblings. Ask your child questions about what they are reading in order to ensure that they understand the text. Children will still receive certificates for the amount of reads that they complete so please encourage them to complete their reading diaries.