Happy New Year to all the children and parents/carers and thank you for the Christmas gifts!
We are looking forward to this half term.
Homework – Please support your children in completing their homework (usually maths and SPAG) as well as learning their weekly spellings.
Please remember to send children in with a small snack and a water bottle. Also, appropriate clothing to match the weather.
We have lots of interesting topics to cover in Year 5. This half term we will be covering the following: -
Perimeter and Area
Please continue to support your children with learning/securing their times table knowledge through Times Table Rockstars.
Our class book will be Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read for at least 20 minutes each day. In Year 5, we would like children to write comments in their Reading Records to keep track of the books they have read, whether they would recommend them to a friend and if they enjoyed the text.
The Odyssey by Gillian Cross
Our Learning Objectives include:
- To ask a range of investigative questions
- To write a soliloquy in the first person
- To portray characterisation through dialogue
- To make inferences about a character
- To sequence and summarise the main events of a story
- To write an epic adventure story
French – Au Café
- vocabulary for a range of food and drinks
- order something to eat and drink in a French café
- ask ‘what do you eat for breakfast?’
- learn typical snacks and drinks you can order in a French café
- To identify forces acting on objects.
- To investigate the effects of friction.
- To explore the effects of water resistance.
- To investigate the effects of air resistance.
- To explore and design mechanisms.
Lots of fun and interesting investigations around this topic.
Our topic is What the Dickens?
What the Dickens? is a theme that is focussed on learning about the Victorian era. Learning in this theme is focussed on History but also includes PSHE, Art and Design Technology.
In What the Dickens? we look at key figures who lived during the Victorian period. These include Queen Victoria, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, William Morris and Dr Barnardo. Pupils will learn all about the Industrial Revolution and how the country changed during this time. They will learn about how the Victorians entertained themselves and where they went on holidays, that there was a difference between how the rich and poor were treated and how women finally obtained the vote.