Class Teacher - Mrs Guy Teaching Assistant - Mrs Gibson
TOPIC: Our topic for the first part of this term is South America. The topic is child lead. The children will be researching a country, finding facts, famous landmarks and presenting their findings. In the second part of the term learning will be centred on the Myans. The children will learn about the ancient civilisation, culture and lifestyle.
NUMERACY: Year 5 are continuing with the mastery approach to mathematics. In each unit, the class will revise the year 4 curriculum before moving on to the year 5 objectives. This will ensure that your child has a good understanding of how to carry out the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). They will be set homework to complete on MyMaths so please encourage them to logon to the website.
LITERACY: This term we are planning on putting in to practise all the writing skills we have developed over the year so far. Children will be expected to include high level punctuation ( - ( ) ; ! ? ' , ), as well as high quality, adventurous vocabulary, in all of their written work. We are also going to spend time revising the features of a range of non-narrative texts, including: reports, arguments, letters, explanations and adverts.
ICT: Our bank of Ipads continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum. We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely. Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.
SPaG: Year 5 children will be having a number of SPAG (spelling, punctuation and Grammar) sessions per week. Spelling sessions are planned daily and a lesson on punctuation and grammar is delivered once per week. We are hoping to see the children use the skills they learn in all their work.
SCIENCE: This term scientific investigations will be around light and shadows. We will be looking at what light is and what shadows and reflections are. We will also be discussing growing up and what changes our bodies will go through.
RE: As part of the RE curriculum, year 5 will be visiting the Derby Open Centre where they will take part in a faith trail and visit a mosque and a Hindu temple.
OTHER SUBJECTS: The year 5 children will now take part in 5/60 each Friday afternoon. The Sports Partnership will teach the class about a healthy diet and will promote the importance of 60 minutes of daily exercise.
Additional information: * P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day. * Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time. They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for snack on Fridays. * Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers. * Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school. Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes - but we have not been fooled!
Celebration of Learning: This will be held on Thursday 25th May at 2.30pm.
There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning. Here are just a few that you might find useful:
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ This is really useful for all round research. Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2 This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class. There is a section about English, Maths and Science.
www.mymaths.co.uk A wonderful website that the children have login details for. Please encourage them to use the site and complete their homework activities.