Welcome to year 5!
I hope you all had a fantastic summer and I look forward to hearing all about it. This term is jam-packed with lots of exciting projects and activities I am sure you will enjoy.
Our main topic for this term is 'Extreme Weather', this will be incorporated throughout both our Literacy and Linked Learning lessons in order to create a well-rounded picture of the topic as a whole.
In Literacy, we will be reading a couple of fiction texts (Hurricane and Seal Surfer) and one non-fiction text (How to be an Explorer), all of these texts have a focus on different types of extreme weather and their effects on different people. Our 'big write' day this year will be a Thursday and, this term, we will focus on writing retellings and non-chronological reports.
Throughout our Numeracy lessons, we will start by recapping Number and Place Value, looking at ordering numbers and understanding a wider range of mathematical vocabulary. We will then move on to developing knowledge of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and develop calculation skills for all four operations. There will be an emphasis on application and mastery problems throughout the term in order to support children with their reasoning skills and to show a deeper knowledge and understanding of all mathematical content.
Our weather topic will be the focus of our Art projects this term and we will be looking at the artistic techniques of Monet. We will then use these ideas to create drawings, paintings and collages of our own all based on extreme weather.
Later on in the term, in Science, we will be learning about the life cycles of amphibians and insects.
Our home learning project this term is to create a project of your choice focussed on any type of extreme weather that is of interest. I look forward to seeing these in the 5th week of term.
We would like to remind all pupils that Literacy home learning and spellings will be handed out on a Monday to then be returned the following week and Numeracy home learning will be given on a Friday. In addition to this we ask that all children continue to read at home (to be recorded in their new reading records) and practise their times tables and recall of facts.
We look forward to working with you this year,
Miss Walles, Mrs Barrow and Mrs Hilden