Christmas songs (for children only) to practise...
Mrs Milbourne & Mrs Harbour
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Welcome back Year 5! We hope that you had a really good break over the half term holiday!
Our topic this term is called ‘War and Peace’. The main subject linked with this topic is History. We will be covering the following topics: Battle of Hastings, World War One; Remembrance Day; Norman Conquests and the Spanish Amada and the building of castles across Britain. We would like to invite the children to bring to school and share any memorabilia or artefacts that they have at home which are related to our theme.
In English this half term, we will be looking at discussion texts. The children will be reading discussion (balanced argument) texts and then they will be writing their own. Our next unit of work is based on novels and stories by significant authors where we will be focusing on a novel by Michael Morpurgo based around WWI. We will then move on to non-fiction texts which will be linked to the second part of our history theme – the Normans.
In Maths this half term, the first unit of work is finding perimeter and area. We will also be looking at old money and its value. We will be also be practising short written methods for all four operations. We will then move on to look at ordering and comparing fractions. This term the children will be tested on timetables a few times a week in fast learning. Please encourage your child to learn the times tables they’ve been given to practice. We will also continue to test arithmetic skills periodically throughout the half term.
P.E. lessons will be taught on Thursday and Friday afternoons this half term.
If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see me.
We are really looking forward to this half term and hope the children enjoy our exciting new topic.