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Miss Mathers, Ms Hughes and Mrs Bird.
Our current RE topic is Ourselves. We will be learning that each person is made in the image and likeness of God. To know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our well being.
The Big Question
What makes me unique?
Swimming takes place every Monday afternoon during the Autumn term. Please make sure your child has their kit for this important lesson.
Your child will be given a dedicated day when they need to bring their home reading book into school so that they can read with an adult at least once a week. Please make sure that you read with your child for a few minutes each night and talk about the book to help them develop their comprehension skills. It is vital that your child(ren) return their book(s) on the appropriate day to ensure that they are changed regularly enabling them to access a variety of texts and genres.
English this term
We will use Talk for Writing to learn The Highwayman, a narrative poem by Alfred Noyse. We will perform it for the school in assembly. We will also write our own modern day versions with the tale set in Speke or Liverpool.
During the first part of the Autumn term we will be doing our 'Journeys' unit. During this unit, we will look at the formation and features of mountains and volcanoes. We will study famous mountains and volcanoes around the world and use atlas' to show where these are on a world map. As part of the unit, we will be looking at artistic pictures of volcanoes and creating our own pieces of artwork for display. We are also looking forward to making our own erupting volcanoes!
In addition to this, we will also be learning about the Earth and space. We will look at our solar system, the planets, the sun and the moon. We will learn about the movement of the planets and the moon in relation to the sun.
Learning about the phases of the moon.
We looked at how the moon looks different at different times of the month. To help us understand the phases of the moon we had some fun with jaffa cakes and then recreated the phases using grapes. We also have a moon diary to keep for four weeks as part of our homework.
We received a very exciting phone call from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). They informed us that an unmanned rocket had crashed somewhere in our school grounds. They asked us to find the crash site and investigate immediately. It was a top secret mission and our findings had to be reported back to NASA ASAP!
We were so inspired that we made our own rockets and then threw them to see which one would fly the furthest!
For maths this term, we will be focusing on everything number! We know that maths is important for our future and especially number skills. Therefore, this term we will have a massive focus on number, including place value, basic skills, mental calculations and written calculations. We are the mathematicians of the future!
Every Monday morning the children will be given a weekly spelling mat in class. Children will be given half termly spellings at the beginning of the term. They will complete these spelling mats throughout the week and do activities relating to these spellings during grammar lessons. They will then be tested on the spellings every Friday morning.
Times Tables Test
Your child will bring home a times tables card at the start of term. Please spend time with your child to help them prepare for their fortnightly test (every other Friday). This will also help your child in all areas of Maths covered in Year 5.
Homework Menu: Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term. Your completed work will be celebrated.