Welcome to Year 5!
Our topic for the summer term is Mountains. We will begin the topic by identifying key mountain ranges in the world. We will then be learning how mountains are formed and also identify key features of mountains. We will recognise animals and plants found in the mountain environment and also research different mountain explorers. In our art lessons, we will learn about the artists Albert Beirstadt and Nicholas Roerich and create some mountain artwork in their style. We will also make our own model mountain.
Children will have PE on Monday and Friday afternoon. 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. During the summer term, children will also be participating in swimming. Letters, with all the relevant information, will be sent out closer to the time.
Children will be set spellings to learn every Monday and these will be tested on Friday. They are also set online homework every Friday to be completed for the following Friday. They can access their online homework by going to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. All children have been given their individual login details, but if these details have been lost, please ask for a replacement. We are also working hard on learning our times tables and these will be tested weekly.
After a successful start, the reading challenge will be continuing in the summer term. Children will continue to have the opportunity to earn more certificates for reading in school and at home. The more the children read, the more certificates they can get. It is therefore important for children to read as often as possible at home. Although they do not always have to read to an adult, an adult will need to sign their reading record to say they have seen them reading. Children will need to ensure they bring their reading book and reading diary to school every day.