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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 5 Studies

    For Key Stage 2 Curriculum Framework please click here.

    Term 1

     It was lovely to meet families on our open afternoon and we look forward to working with you and your child this year. If there is anyone who is willing to volunteer to hear readers then please speak directly to the class teacher to organise when it suits you and the class best. It's been brilliant to see so many children receiving their Bronze and Silver awards already this term for their 10 consecutive reads. Thank you for your continued support in this.

     It's all 'To infinity and beyond' this term with us currently studying Space. We have already been looking closely at the solar system, with specific focus on the Earth, Sun and Moon. Each class is venturing to the stars with the work they are producing and are enjoying learning more about the history of space exploration, looking closely at key events such as animals in space and the landing on the moon. We also have the exciting opportunity to visit the planetarium at Greenwich Observatory but due to popular demand we will not be visiting until term 2. It will be a great experience where children will have an opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of the stars and planets.

     In English we started with a Roald Dahl focus where children researched the man himself in depth and then went on to look at the story of 'The BFG'. Children looked carefully at the main character and created their own new character as well as writing their own interesting and imaginative dream, taking inspiration from the BFG himself. As well as this we have been developing a range of grammar skills and working on how to apply these to our writing.  Since the Roald Dahl focus our literacy lessons have been closely linked to our topic with the children focusing on specific types of writing such as newspaper articles.

     In maths we are focusing on developing and deepening an understanding of numbers so children are confident in manipulating numbers and recognising patterns. We continue to ask that multiplication tables with corresponding division facts as well as other number facts are practised at home. We will be working on ensuring all children are confident and competent in using the four operations accurately and that they are able to apply them to a range of problem solving situations. As well as this we will be focusing on developing their reasoning skills through a variety of activities and challenges.‚Äč