Mrs Milbourne & Mrs Harbour
Welcome back Year 5! I hope you had a fantastic half term and have come back excited to start your final term in year 5 and a new theme.
Our topic this half term is called ‘Us v USA’ where we will be learning about different States of America, the population of these states and how they compare to counties in the UK. We will also be learning about famous landmarks in these states, famous people who are from the states, food grown and much more. We will research the presidents of America and the Prime ministers of the UK and the historical events linked to these presidencies and times of the past. I will be inviting parents in on Wednesday 4th July 2018 to join us in our Us v USA celebration afternoon. The children will share their presentations to you and share the ‘school-made’ American style food they will make during the ‘moving up’ morning. You will also be able to take park in the kids v parents quiz which will be about the USA. (Get revising parents!)
In English this half term, the children will be continuing with our very interesting unit Stories from Other Cultures.
We will recap on the key features of recounts and write our own detailed recount on our very exciting residential trip to Ironbridge. We will read The Journey To Jo’burg and Zeraffa Giraffa and base our English work on these books.
In Maths we will be learning all about algebra, becoming even more secure with multiplying and dividing, looking further in depth with fractions, adding and subtracting, recapping and developing knowledge on percentages and finally completing year 5 with volume and capacity.
In our science lessons, this term we will be investigating life cycles of various animals, amphibians and insects.
Homework will continue in the same way with all homework given on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday (spellings learnt for a Monday). Thank you for supporting your child in encouraging them to read daily, for those children who do read daily I have seen a significant positive impact. Please remember to keep on practising your times tables as they need to be learned so that they are on the tip of the tongue as well as knowing the inverse facts.
P.E. lessons this half term will continue to be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Children need to make sure that they come into school with the correct P.E. kit on both of these days. If possible, please ensure P.E. kits are left in school throughout the week.
If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see me. I look forward to a brilliant term of new learning.