Welcome to Year Five
Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Vaughan help the children in Year 5 with their learning.
This half term our topic is
CHILDREN OF THE WAR
We will be looking at the impact that War, in particular World War 2, had (and continues to have) on children. As part of our topic we will study evacuation, the blitz, the role of women in the war, rationing and propoganda. In DT we will be learning sewing skills to 'make do and mend' and produce a cushion cover from various materials. In Art we will draw portraits to express emotions.
The highlight of our topic is our exciting trip to Stockport Air Raid shelters on Monday 8th October where the children will be able to experience at first hand what life was like during the war.
In English we will be watching the film 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and writing diary entries from the perspective of evacuees.
Then we will read 'I believe in Unicorns' by Michael Morpurgo. This story examines children caught up in war from a more recent perspective and the children will be writing a new chapter for the story.
Following our visit to the air raid shelters we will write reports about life during WWII
In our Maths lessons we will start by reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1 000 000. We will then revise methods of addition and subtraction, both written and mental, before moving on to fractions and decimals. We will be investigating how to convert between different units of measure and finally, identifying angles and calculating missing angles.
Our Science topic is Forces. We will be looking at gravity, air resistance and water resistance, conducting different experiments and making predictions.
In RE our theme is 'What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?'
Our SEALs topic is 'New Beginnings'
In French we will be learning how to talk about our school subjects.
Friday 14 September Year 5 class assembly
Monday 8 October Visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Thursday 11 October Harvest Service in church led by Y5
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.
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.