Spring Term 4 – Class 5

Dear Parent/Carer,

During the second half of this Spring Term Year 5 will be covering the following topics:

Numeracy: A deeper understanding of angles, perimeter and finding area of shapes. Problem solving involving all four number operations (+ – x ÷) and building on previous learning of logic problems and finding all possibilities. We will re-visit fractions and decimals and extend this understanding to include percentages aswell. We will continue to develop mental skills in number throughout this term.

Literacy: Our class book this term has been The Silver Sword, by Ian Seraillier and we will complete our work on this during the start of this new term. We will also be devoting a week to activities for World Book Day (7th March 2019). We will continue to refine our skills of inference and deduction in our Guided Reading sessions, using a variety of texts. Likewise, we will continue to practise spellings on a daily basis in class, extending our vocabulary with advanced spellings.

Science: Our topic this term is Sound. We will be reviewing our understanding and knowledge of this area of science and then building upon this. We will carry out investigations, with an emphasis on identifying variables and ways of recording.

History: Word War 11: including The Battle Of Britain; The Home Front and V.E Day.

PE: Netball, gym and swimming.

Music: Easter: song.

ART/DT: We will be making musical instruments, which will develop understanding of Sound, which is
this term’s science topic.

RE: Salvation: What did Jesus do to save human beings?

French: Technology

PSHE: Going for goals!

The following homework will be given each week:
A choice from the Homework Grid, where the choices will allow for children to express their learning in a variety of ways. Numeracy consolidation activities will also occasionally be given. Please continue to encourage your children to read regularly and to play word games, as this is beneficial to so many areas of the curriculum.
Each piece of work should take no longer than half an hour and your child should be able to complete this independently. If children regularly have difficulty with homework, please let me know.

I hope this will give you further insight into your child’s education.

Yours sincerely,

Miss J Willson.

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