Welcome to our Year 5 class! This term we are delving into all things Ancient Greek, learning about their rulers, lifestyles and artwork by looking at a range of sources. This topic also gives us a great opportunity to think about our British value, comparing the Greek democracy and rights to our own. In literacy, we shall be writing our very own Greek myths and imagining our own Greek gods and goddesses. On 27th February, we will be holding a 'Greek Day' where we will wear togas and learn find out what life was like in a Greek school, what the Greeks liked to eat and how they ran the Olympic Games. This will lead into us writing our own newspaper reports about the day.
In science, we are thinking about how to test the properties of materials whilst in maths this term will cover multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.
Our PE afternoons are Monday and Friday.. Children need to make sure they have a full PE kit in school on these days. Please make sure their PE kit has their name in it. Jewellery, including earrings, must be removed and long hair should be tied back.
The All Saints reading challenge is an opportunity for children to earn certificates for reading in school and at home. The more the children read, the more certificates they can receive. It is really important to encourage reading to be done as often as possible at home. Although the children do not have to read to an adult, an adult will need to sign their records to say they have seen them reading. Children will need to ensure their reading records are in school every day.
Spellings will continue to be sent home each Monday and a spelling test will take place on the Friday. Practice should occur at home during the week to help pupils improve throughout their spelling sessions in school.
In addition, pupils will be given homework each week in their black folder. They will receive this on a Thursday to be brought back the following Wednesday.
We look forward to a busy term ahead,
Miss Davey, Mrs Powell, Miss Barker and Miss Whiten