Class Teacher - Miss L. Dunkerley
Teaching Assistant - Mrs C. Stewart
Welcome to Class 5D
In English this term, we are reading Tom’s Midnight Garden, a book the children love. We will be using the text to improve our letter writing and inference skills, whilst also discussing what we have read, to develop a deeper understanding. 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.
In Maths, we will be building on our previously learnt number skills – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, using formal methods. 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
In our Creative Curriculum, we will be learning 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.
Ms Grainger will also be covering PSHE topics with Year 5, looking at how we keep healthy, body image, online safety and drugs.
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 Friday
English/Maths – sent out on a Friday to be returned the following Monday