Welcome to a new term, new teachers and new learning. We have two classes in Year 5, Birch and Elm. You can meet your teachers to the right.
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We have an exciting half term planned with a full curriculum of activities. Our main topic this half term will be North America. The children will be learning about the geography of North America and The Great Lakes, make comparisons between the UK and America as well as influential figures in the history of North America and the impact they have had. Our English text is based on the story of Annie Edson and her daredevil feat in Niagara Falls. We will consolidate our learning from Year 4 and develop our writing skills for diary entries, considering paragraphs, audience and purpose of writing as well as a range of SPAG skills. Reading sessions will develop skills of inference, retrieving information and using evidence from the text to justify our understanding. In Science, we will be investigating human development to old age and making comparisons between human and animal development. In Maths, we begin by looking at place value and our understanding of number before moving on to consolidating our addition and subtraction written methods. In RE, we will explore the Five Pillars of Islam and in Computing we will develop our understanding of systems and processes.
PE: The children will have PE on a Friday afternoon with Activity For All coaches. The children should come into school with their PE kit on and school jumper. As the weather turns colder, 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 changing their own reading books and there are plenty of opportunities to do this.
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. Spelling lists, identifying spelling rules that we are focusing on, will be sent home each half term and the children will have a spelling test on Fridays.