Class Teacher - Miss L. Dunkerley
Teaching Assistant - Mrs A. Miller
Welcome to Class 5D
In English this term, we are basing our learning around some video clips, drawing inferences, as well as developing different styles of writing. Throughout the term, we will continue to spend a lot of time working on our comprehension skills to improve the pace of reading and develop the children’s confidence in answering a range of different styles of questions and understand more complex vocabulary.
In Maths, we will be continuing to consolidate maths skills already learnt, such as rounding whole numbers and decimals, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and practising formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will begin the term revisiting fractions, decimals and percentages before moving onto covering statistics and geometry. We will continue to develop problem solving and reasoning skills, applying all skills we have learnt so far.
In our Creative Curriculum, we are excited to be completing a Geography based topic called ‘Marvellous Maps’. This will give us the opportunity to develop map reading skills, as well as recognising important map symbols, understanding compass points and planning routes. We are really excited to be able to take some of this work outdoors (if the weather lets us) and out what we have learnt into practise.
Through our RE topic this term, we will be exploring the transformation of energy through the fruits of the spirit, considering how rules bring freedom by exploring the sacrament of reconciliation and the 10 commandments and how we can be a steward of creation through respecting and caring for creation.
Science this term is focussing on the properties of different materials. During this topic, we will be carrying out investigations looking at dissolving, separating mixtures and reversible and irreversible changes.
PE will continue to be on a Wednesday afternoon with Mr Bradbury. We are also really lucky to have the opportunity to continue dancing with Mrs Kelly. Over the course of this term, we will be developing our skipping skills and tricks with Mr Barraclough – who is a skipping expert!
Personal, social and emotional development will be covered throughout the curriculum including computing, science, literacy and RE and through regular classroom discussion activities as issues arise. RSE will be completed this term, as we welcome the Big Talk team back into school on the 28th June 2018.
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.