Class Teacher - Mrs E. McCullagh
Teaching Assistant - Mrs D. Di Stefano
Welcome to Class 5M
In English this term, we are studying ‘Tuesday’ a picture book which will help to develop children’s language and teach them to make inferences. We will also be looking at war poetry and texts about Earth and Space which link with our Science topic. Throughout all our written work, we will be improving and practising our grammar skills and spellings, as well as developing our comprehension skills. We hope to continue broadening our vocabulary to make our written work more interesting.
During our Maths lessons, we will be building on our previously learnt number skills – knowledge of place value up to 1 000 000, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and then progressing onto statistics, perimeter and area. We will also be building on our knowledge of times tables with weekly times table tests and metal maths tests to develop the speed of our mental recall of methods.
In our Topic work, we are learning about the Roman Empire and the impact it had on Britain. We are looking forward to finding out about invasion, buildings, roads, gods and goddesses, Roman Baths and other inventions they gave us.
In our Science lessons, we are beginning by studying Earth and Space. The movement of the planets, Earth’s rotation and Day and Night. During the second half of the term we study forces. We will be learning about balanced and unbalanced forces, friction and other forces. This will lead us onto exploring pulleys, leavers and gears.
In our RE topic this term, we will be reflecting on what makes us unique and learning about the martyr Maximilian Kolbe. This will help us to understand the importance of peacemakers in our lives today and how we live as children of God. It should certainly help us to appreciate our parents and all the people in our lives who sacrifice so much for us every day.
In Year 5, children are expected to complete a minimum of 2000 points on Mathletics each week, 3 reads at home each week, spelling homework each week, as well as any English or Maths sheets to consolidate learning from lessons.
Mathletics – checked every Monday morning
Spellings – given out on a Friday, returned to school the following Thursday
Reading – checked on a Thursday
English/Maths – when sent out it will be on a Friday to be returned the following Monday