Welcome to Year 5
This half term we are covering the following curriculum areas:
Geography - How is Alaska changing?
The children will be researching the state of Alaska using a variety of maps, atlases and websites. They will investigate the climate, weather, flora and fauna of Alaska. During the topic, they will also be learning about the impact of earthquakes and the Trans-Alaskan pipeline.
PE - Gym Sequences and Swimming
ICT - We are cryptographers
We will be researching different types of code, including Semaphore, Morse code and Ceasar ciphar.
RE- Jesus the Teacher
Year 5 will be reading and discussing some of the stories Jesus told. We will be evaluating Jesus's skills as a teacher and carefully considering the messages of his parables and how they impact on the lives of practising Christians.
INTRODUCING THE STAFF
Class teachers- Mrs Morrell and Mrs Babcock
Teaching Assistant - Mr. Ogden
THINGS TO REMEMBER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Please try to read every night at home. This can be a reading book from school, a story book from home or a library book. It is still really important for your child to expand their vocabulary and develop their reading stamina.
Literacy homework will be sent home in a book. It will be set on a Monday and is due in on a Friday. Please encourage your child to speak to adult in school if they need any help.
Numeracy homework will be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. We use the mymaths website.
If your child can't find their password - there is a list in the classroom.
Spellings are set on a Monday and tested on a Friday. The children's spelling scores will be sent home by text so you can see how your child is doing.
Year 5 PE sessions are on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure PE kits are in school and earrings are removed for these sessions. We will be swimming in the spring term.
Year 5 Playmaker Day - Tuesday 14th November
Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school on this day. The children can bring in some tracksuit bottoms as they will be outside for some of the day (if the weather is dry).