Welcome to the first half of the Summer Term. We have two classes in Year 5, Birch and Elm. You can meet your teachers to the right.
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Welcome to Year 5, we have an exciting half term ahead and a full curriculum of activities planned. Our main topic this half term will be ‘One World’. The children will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of global environmental issues – focusing their learning on land use, economic activity, distribution of natural resources, energy and how we can care for our planet. During this topic, we will be reading ‘The Paperbag Prince’ by Colin Thompson and through our shared text: ‘The Last Wild’ by Piers Torday, we will explore the impact of human, environmental decisions on future societies. Throughout our English lessons, we will be consolidating our learning from the pervious terms and be develop new writing skills with a sharp focus on persuasion and information text. The pupils will be identifying an audience for purpose of writing, using real life environmental issues and effectively applying a wide range of SPAG skills. Reading sessions will focus and develop the skills of inference, retrieving information and using the evidence from a text to justify responses and understanding.
In Science, we will be investigating properties and changes of material – looking closely at fair testing and applying our knowledge of materials to our investigations and observations. In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions- securing and developing our understanding of fractions and the four operations and applying this to multi-step problems.
In RE, we will be studying the Baha’i religion, where we will focus on the teachings of its founder, main beliefs and its links to other religions of the world.
PE: The children will have PE on a Friday afternoon with Activity For All coaches. The focus this half term will be rounders and athletics. The children should come into school with their PE kit on and school jumper. If the weather is cold, children can also bring in an additional jumper or hoodie for outdoor activities.
Reading Books: Reading books and reading records should be brought in every day. Children will read daily and any reading at home should be noted in their reading records. As always, the children are responsible for completing reading quizzes. They will be given plenty of opportunities to change their reading books.
Home learning will be set each Friday for children on Seesaw. In addition, we would like the children to be reading regularly (preferably each day) and practicing their timetables on Times Table Rockstars.