Year 5

Welcome to the class page for Unicorns and Minotaurs. Here you will find lots of fun, exciting and creative learning, children who enjoy challenging themselves and stretch their learning muscles to achieve targets. 
 
The year 5 teachers are Miss Clunie and Miss Webb. 
 
March 2018
 
Maths
In Year 5 this half term they will be learning how to convert different units of metric measures. Understanding and using equivalences between metric units and common imperial units. Reasoning using word problems, some 2 step. Calculating the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes. Calculating and comparing the area of squares and rectangles.
 
Literacy
The children will be focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar. We will also be using talk for writing to help us write extended pieces of writing to include relative clauses and elaborating sentence starters to include adverbial phrases. We will be reading the book- 'Kensuke's Kingdom'.
 
Reading
We will be reading short texts and children to learn how to use various reading strategies to enable them to decode new words that they meet, summarise more than one paragraph and make inferences based on what is stated or implied.
 
Topic
We will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and creating Greek pottery in art.
 
Homework 
In Unicorns and Minotaurs class the children will receive Nandos homework each term. They must complete one piece per week. They will also have extra reading this term. Reading chapters of Kensuke's Kingdom. Home work will be checked each Friday.
 
Trip
We will be visiting The Grande Theatre this term to watch the Northern Ballet perform 'Jane Eyre'.