Class Teacher - Miss L. Dunkerley
Teaching Assistant - Mrs A. Miller
Welcome to Class 5D
In English this term, we are reading Tom’s Midnight Garden, which we are all really enjoying, completing a variety of tasks and discussions based on what we have read. Later in the term, we are going to be looking at Greek myths and legends, non-chronological reports and other nonfiction genres linking to our geography and history curriculum. The children will learn about many characters and beasts from the world of mythology and try to create their own story characters. Furthermore, this term, in 5D, we plan to enter the BBC 500 word story competition to encourage the children to be more creative in their writing.
In Maths, we will be building on our previously learnt number skills – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. However, the main focus this half term will be fractions. This will include converting between mixed number and improper fractions, finding equivalents, ordering and calculating using all four operations. We will continue to develop problem solving and reasoning skills, applying all skills we have learnt so far.
In our Creative Curriculum, we have started to think about the Ancient Greeks. We will be gathering information about the lives of the Ancient Greeks and their rituals, customs, conflicts and pastimes, including the history of the Olympics. We also look forward to exploring the history of Greek Gods and Goddesses and The Trojan War.
We are really excited about being creative in our Art lessons exploring mythical beasts relating to this topic.
Through our RE topic this term, we will be exploring the inspiration, joys and demands of following a mission and what unites Christians as a community. We will also consider how memories are kept alive and The Eucharist, keeping the memory of Jesus’ sacrifice alive and present in a special way.
Science this term is focussing on the living world; exploring aspects of plant, animal and human lives, their development and habitats.
PE will continue to be on a Wednesday afternoon with Mr Bradbury. We are also really lucky to have the opportunity to explore and try out some traditional Greek dancing with Mrs Kelly.
Personal, social and emotional development will be covered throughout the curriculum including ICT, science, literacy and RE and through regular classroom discussion activities as issues arise.
Mathletics - 2000 points weekly. Checked on a Monday
Reading - 3 reads weekly. Checked on a Thursday
Spellings - Spelling book handed in on a Thursday and new spellings handed out on a Friday.
English/Maths Homework - Given out on a Friday and handed in on a Monday.