Welcome to Year Five

Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Vaughan help the children in Year 5 with their learning.

 

This half term we are going on an exciting adventure to the AMAZON RAINFOREST!!

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We will start our journey by looking at the work of South American artist Frida Kahlo and making our own clay monkeys.

We will use our map skills to identify the countries of South America and investigate the climate and vegetation of the rainforest.

Unfortunately we can't go on a school trip to Brazil, but we can imagine! We'll plan a journey there and look at what we could get up to in Rio!

Why do people live by Rivers? We are going to study the Amazon river and try to answer that question.

Finally, we are going to use our art skills to do some printing based on the foliage of the rainforest.

 

In English we will be writing non-chronological reports about rainforest animals.

Then we will read 'The Great Kapok Tree' and write letters persuading people to protect the rainforest and save the habitats of the animals who live there. Our narrative writing is based on the film Rio 2. 

 In our Maths lessons we will start by revising rounding including rounding decimals and then move on to looking formal methods of multiplication and division. In our fractions work, we will investigate fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents then move on to look at properties of shapes and angles. We will finish the half term by interpreting data in line graphs and timetables.

 

In Science our topic is Living things and we are so excited because we will have some very special visitors to help us explore this topic! The eggs arrive on Monday 25 February and hopefully, within a few days, they will have hatched and we will have our very own baby chicks to care for! Keep an eye on twitter for updates....

Chicks

 

In RE we will explore the stations of the cross in detail, examining the significance of each one. We will move on to looking at forgiveness and responsibility, discussing who was responsible for Jesus' death and understanding the things we could be forgiven for.

 

In our French lessons we will learn how to desribe our home town.

This half term we will also start our Artsaward explore booklets.

On Mondays we have Computing with Mrs Truelove and Chess with Mr Glover.

On Wednesdays we have PE with Miss Terri and Music with Mr Partington.

 

Important Dates

Friday 8th March                                   Year 5 Fairtrade class assembly

                                                       

Homework

There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday which should be returned to school the following Wednesday. 

As well as a learning log, we expect the children to do at least 15 minutes per week on IXL. 

All children also have a short Maths rapid recall challenge which needs to be practised at home. The children will be tested on Tuesday.

Similarly, they will also have a weekly spelling test, which will be on a Thursday 

We also expect that the children will be spending time each day reading!

We will be checking the children’s homework diaries regularly so may we ask that you please initial all completed homework for your child.

 

Things to bring to school

Every day: PE kit, homework diary and reading book, homework folder

Wednesday – learning log

 

Our class prayers

 At lunch time, we share this prayer:

For health and strength and daily food, we thank you God.

Amen

 

At the end of the day, we share this prayer:

At the end of the day, we would like to say thank you God for a lovely day. Please keep us safe 'til the morning.

Amen

 

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