Welcome to the second half of Autumn 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 the Anglo-Saxons. The children will have the opportunity to develop a better chronological understanding of settlers to Britain – focusing their learning on Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements, village life, kingdoms and place names. During this topic, we will also explore and discuss historical evidence and findings that supports how the Anglo-Saxons adapted to life in Britain. Our English text is ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Throughout our lessons we will be consolidating our learning from Autumn 1 and be develop new writing skills with a sharp focus on fiction – traditional tales. The pupils will be considering sentence structure, vocabulary, audience and purpose of writing as well as applying a 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 our understanding. In Science, we will be continuing to learn about animals including humans, investigating human development to old age and making comparisons between human and animal development. In Maths, we begin by looking at calculation strategies for the four operations, applying these accurately to problem solving challenges. In RE, we will explore the Islamic faith including celebrations and in Computing we will develop our understanding of vector drawings.
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 completing reading quizzes, 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.