Welcome to our Year 5 class! This term we are delving into our topic of Asia, learning about the people and animals who live there and the habitats that they call home. This topic also gives us a great opportunity to discover how majestic mountains were formed and to develop our mapping skills. In literacy, we shall be writing our own Japanese poetry. We will then be studying Rudyard Kipling's works and creating our own descriptive and narrative pieces.
In science, we are thinking the life cycles of plants and animals which will link back to the variety of species on the Asian continent, whilst in maths this term will cover decimals, angles, shapes, capacity and volume.
Our PE afternoons are Thursday 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. For the first Summer half term, our Thursday PE sessions will be swimming.
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 final term ahead,
Miss Davey, Mrs Powell and Miss Barker.