Welcome to Year Five!
What an exciting year we have planned!
The children have already begun exploring Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest, which will link brilliantly into many areas of the curriculum, including Dance, Art, DT, English and Science.
In English, we are currently reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, and will also explore such texts as 'Journey to the River Sea', 'The Jungle Book' and 'Expedition Diaries- Amazon Basin'.
Times Tables Games
As we come onto some of the more complex methods for calculating and problem solving in Maths, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to do a little more with our Times Tables, to ensure that they come so naturally to the children that they can focus more on the whole method.
According to the government, children should know all of their Times Tables by the end of Year Four. I would like to see all children practising tables that challenge them, like the 6s, 7s and 8s. If they still need cementing in the easier ones, then by all means have a go too!
I've attached some handy games websites to get your children really engaged with this; if you find any others, please tell me in their Homework Books so that I can share it on here too!
There are also a billion different apps on various stores for tablets and phones and the like.
Let me know how they go!