Welcome to Class 5
Welcome back to Term 2! I hope you had a restful break despite the weather! I have been busy planning an exciting term for your children.
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Literacy: In Literacy, we will be focussing on poetry and writing a range of poems as well as studying different poets. Our class novel is ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. We will also be working on our comprehension skills this term.
Maths: We will be focussing on multiplication and division value using White Rose. We are also going to work on our arithmetic skills.
Geography: In this area of the curriculum, we will looking at ‘Spatial Sense’. Within this unit, the children will be studying a range of maps, using symbols and grid references as well as thinking about longitude, latitude and different hemispheres of the world.
Science: Our topic this term is ‘Materials’. We will be thinking about properties of materials, dissolving and separating mixtures.
RE: Our big question this term is ‘Is Jesus the Messiah?’ We will be exploring this through art, discussion and religious texts.
DT: Our design technology unit this term is ‘Bridges’. We will be deepening our skills by designing stable structures that are able to support a weight.
PSHE: Our focus for the term is ‘Relationships and Family’. We will be thinking about different types of relationships that children may have as well as different types of family.
PE: Our lessons will be on a Friday this term. Please ensure that the children have a full PE kit, which includes either tracksuit bottoms or leggings for the cold weather.
French: We will be revisiting the French we have learned previously and starting the topic ‘Getting To Know You’.
Computing: We will be investigating and understanding spreadsheets this term.
Homework: Your child has a homework book with a sheet stuck in. This sheet contains six spellings to learn for a test every Monday, 20 minutes of reading to complete and times tables to learn. The children can complete any spellings/times tables practice in these homework books. The children have asked me if they are able to complete extra tasks related to their learning such as making things or writing poems. This is always welcome!
PE is on a Friday the children must have a named PE kit in school at all times. PE is such a vital part of the curriculum and it is such a shame when the children have to miss out due to missing kit.
Children should be reading at home on a daily basis. Your child has a reading record book and it would be greatly appreciated if you could hear them read aloud regularly.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.