Welcome to Year 5!
Class teacher - Mrs Spruce.
In class 5, PE sessions are on a Thursday and a Friday. Please make sure children have their PE kits in school for these days. Homework is given out on a Friday and expected back each Monday. A spelling lesson and test will be completed on Friday mornings. Children in class 5 are given a weekly spelling focus to practice. It is also essential that the children in class 5 are confident with their times tables - please practice when you can!
We have started our half term in an exciting way by completing a 'taste test' - the children now can't wait to carry on with our Curriculum vehicle this year - Junior Masterchef!
Within our English lessons this half term, class 5 will be looking at the author Michael Morpurgo and will be exploring his book, Kensuke's Kingdom. Class 5 will be writing their own adventure stories to complete our unit, making sure to include exciting description, speech and a variety of sentence starters.
Children in class 5 are expected to be reading at least three times a week. When children reach this reading target, they are able to join our achievements board for the week. Please encourage your child to read at home, as this will help them progress with both their reading and writing skills.
Our Curriculum Vehicle
Curriculum coverage for this term:
History: Leisure and Entertainment throughout the 20th Century.
Geography: Physical and human features of the UK, Mexico and Italy. Compare and contrast a variety of geographical regions.
Science: Separating Mixtures and Types of Change.
Art: Guiseppe Arcimboldo's fruit faces.
Design Technology: Designing and creating our own 3 course meal - Nutrition and Cooking.
Computing: Internet safety, reliability of websites, research skills, communication and collaboration, using a variety of media.
Music: Listening and appraising a variety of genres, singing and improvising with ballads, Jazz music on recorders.
Modern Foreign Languages: French food, speaking in French, writing a menu in French and identifying food and drink names. Common greetings.