Year 5S 2019 - 2020
Welcome back Year 5!
I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas holiday and are looking forward to an exciting Spring Term!
In this class, we use all of our learning muscles in different ways. We work together as Ants, showing one another a new strategy for learning or supporting each other. We are resilient rhinos - Never giving up and making sure that we have put the most effort we can into an activity. We are resourceful beavers - Using resources in and around the classroom to scaffold our learning and support us in lessons. We are reflective tortoises - We look back on achievements and acomplishments. What went well? What did I learn? What do I need to improve on? How can I be even better than what I am already?
Our topic focus for the Spring Term is 'Castles, Creatures and Curious Diseases'.
This topic will be centred around the Medieval Era. We will discover all about life during this time and we will also learn all about real dragons that roam our planet today.
Our class book for this term is 'A Darkness of Dragons' by S. A. Patrick. We will also be reading a variety of thrilling myths and legends.
In English this term, we will be using extracts from our class book and other stimulating texts to practise our writing skills for a variety of different purposes. Children will be given opportunities to take part in role play scenarios to immerse them in the text and give their writing purpose. The text styles that we will be covering this term will include: narrative, non-chronological reports, character descriptions, formal letters, script writing and how to write in journalistic styles.
In maths, we will be developing our skills in perimeter and area and then move on to multiplication and division. We will be using our reasoning and problem solving skills to create a deeper learning and really embed those new skills.
Keep practising those times tables at home, as they will help you in your maths lessons.
In science, this term’s schemes of work will be learning all about space and then we will move onto learning about forces.
You will be able to access an electronic version of the homework grid using the class website. The children now have a section in their journals where the homework grid for each term will be stuck in. I have asked that children keep a record of when they have completed a task by getting a parent/or guardian to sign and date the box.
The children will be given weekly on a Monday. Please make sure that your child learns these spellings over the week as they shall be tested on the following Monday.
Children are encouraged to continue reading at home and keep a record of this in their journals. This can be a book they have chosen from the school library or one that they are reading at home. I will be checking the children's journals to see if they are keeping their reading record up-to-date. It does not always have to be a book! If you have found an interesting online article, maybe a film or game review or even a magazine, this all counts and strengthens your reading abilities.
PE is every Monday and Tuesday. Children will need both their indoor and outdoor kit with them at all times and these are to stay in school for the whole term. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school for these days. A list of the required Kit can be found on the 'Uniform' section of the school website.
All children have been provided with a school water bottle. These need to be kept in school during the week and taken home to be washed on a Friday.
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