Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely half term break. This will be a busy term but with lots of fantastic learning and festivities! Read on to find out about what we will be learning…
Miss Yussuf, Miss Mckay and Miss Armsby.
- The class doors will be open from 8.45-9.00am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
- The school day ends at 3.15pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please telephone the school office.
- In year 5, many children begin to walk home from school alone or with friends, we are happy for them to do so (as long as you are!) please could you write us a note if you would like this to happen
Please ensure that children have the appropriate equipment in school at all times, including:
- Handwriting pen
- Whiteboard pen
- Glue stick
- Purple pen/biro
- Named water bottle
- Named PE kit
Home Learning & Spellings
Home Learning will continue to be set and submitted on Class Dojo and is due in on Tuesday (we will also upload a copy of the home learning tasks onto the class page of the website). It is an expectation that all children complete the tasks set within this time. We will be completing biweekly spelling tests following the bundles set on Sir Linkalot. Optional, additional learning may be given to your child occasionally in order that you may support them at home.
In addition to all home learning each week, please remember to keep up to date with tasks and activities set on:
Dates for the diary
19th April Term 5 starts
2nd May Bank Holiday
6th May Darwin Class Assembly
24th May Mother Teresa parent appointment R.E 11+
25th May Darwin parent appointment R.E 11+
26th May MLK parent appointment R.E 11+
28th May End of Term 5
6th June Term 6 starts
Maths and English
In English, this term we will be focusing on the fantastic works of Rudyard Kipling. We will start the term focusing on his poetry, before writing our own narrative poem based on his works and experimenting with language and imagery. We will then move onto Rudyard Kipling’s collection of ‘Just So Stories’ and exploring their morals and use of language. Please note that during these sessions, we will be exploring a range of complex issues, such as racism, gender stereotyping and the mistreatment of children, and how these views have changed over time. Please be reassured that we will be discussing them in a sensitive and age appropriate manner, however you may wish to have further discussions at home.
In Maths, we will continue consolidating and developing our fractions knowledge by working with decimals and percentages. This will include a range of problem solving involved with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals with a different number of decimal places. We will then begin exploring geometry, including properties of shape and position and direction.
This term, we will be starting our exciting topic of ‘Entertainment through the ages’ In this unit the children will explore the changes in theatre, cinema, music, holidays, toys and technology over time. They will consider why entertainment of the different varieties has changed throughout the years, comparing and contrasting the changes in different time periods. If you think that you may have any helpful and supporting resources at home (old toys, records, tapes etc.) to share for this topic, any contributions would be much appreciated!
In Science, we will be focusing on ‘Animals including humans.’ This unit will teach the children about the life cycle of a human from birth to old age, exploring the changes in the human body at each stage, They will understand the change in length from a baby in its first year, and measure their fellow classmates height. They will practise recording data on scatter and line graphs.
PE is planned for:
- MLK - Tuesday and Friday
- Mother Teresa – Monday and Friday
- Darwin – Monday and Friday
However, please note these sessions will be subject to change dependent on the weather and availability of the hall. Therefore, full named PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls that are suitable for an outside lesson) should be in school at all times. Long hair should be tied back and if your child wears earrings, please ensure they are able to remove them independently if possible.
Look at all of the fabulous learning we have done so far this year:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - A range of interactive Maths games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - A range of interactive English games
https://www.getepic.com/ - 1000s of books can be found here, with a free subscription for the first 30 days.
https://library.thenational.academy/ - each week there will be a new focus author, who will share a story with you!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg - A range of interactive History activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q - A range of interactive Science activities
Year 5/6 Spelling List:
Below are the list of year 5/6 spellings, which we will begin to cover this year. Please use them to support your children with their English.