Benhurst Primary School
Weekly Overview
Year 5

This page provides parents with an overview of what the children are learning about in Maths and Literacy as well as outlining their current homework.

If there are specific on-going issues with any aspects of your child’s homework, please contact their class teacher directly to discuss the matter further.


WEEK BEGINNING:
January 01 2018
YEAR GROUP:
Year 5
LITERACY GROUP:
Stories from Other Cultures - the Rainforest
NUMERACY TOPIC:
Multiplication

Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.

Please support your child read by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!


Maths Facts tested on: January 09 2018
Group 1

To know the multiplication and division facts for the twelve times table.
Group 2

Group 3


Spelling tested on: January 09 2018
Group 1

competition
conscience
conscious
controversy
convenience
correspond
criticise
curiosity
definite
desperate
determined
develop
dictionary
disastrous
embarrass
environment
equipment
especially
exaggerate
excellent



Group 2

competition
conscience
conscious
controversy
convenience
correspond
criticise
curiosity
definite
desperate
determined
develop
dictionary
disastrous
embarrass
environment
equipment
especially
exaggerate
excellent





Group 3


Project
We would like to invite the children to take part in a half termly project which they should undertake in addition to their reading and learning their spellings and maths facts.

The children should choose a minimum of one task per section or more if they wish!

Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their project.

Be a writer!
You are an explorer travelling up the Amazon River by boat. You discover a new tribe of people. Write four short diary entries based on what happens.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.

Write a detailed setting of the rainforest. Make sure that you include all the senses and describe everything clearly to create an image for the reader.

Minimum of 1 A4 page.
Write a story that is based on an adventure in the rainforest.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.
Be a detective!
Produce a fact file of plants that are in the rainforest.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages
Produce a fact file of animals that are in the rainforest.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.
Produce a fact file of medicines that have been produced from plants that are in the rainforest.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.
Get creative!
Create a 3D rainforest inside a shoebox. Include plants and animals.
Create a tribal or rainforest print on fabric.
Make a 3D habitat based on an animal in the rainforest. It cannot be any bigger than 60cm.

Additional information on our learning this week

The final deadline for all homework projects is Friday 2nd February. They need to be written in pencil or handwriting pen which has been provided. Homework projects can be completed in books or as loose leaf pamphlets, demonstrating a high level of presentation.