Dear Year 5 Parents/Guardians,
Welcome back to Hawthorn Class! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready to launch back into an exciting, new term of learning.
In English, our main writing outcomes will be to produce a setting description and a letter. We will use our vehicle text ‘FArTHER’by Grahame Baker-Smith and it’s beautiful illustrations to generate some effective descriptions. We will be looking at similar texts in our reading lessons. Hawthorn class are expected to continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding what they are reading about. Please ensure you listen to your child read each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers.
In Maths, we will be exploring multiplication and division to begin with. In order to support your child with this unit of work, it is essential that they are practising their times tables (1-12x) regularly. Each day children will also recap previous learning through key skills sessions.
This term’s topic is Features of Navigation. This is a brilliant, geography-based topic, which will focus on place and location. We will begin the term by exploring how the earth is divided into tropics, poles and hemispheres. We will then discover how to locate major countries and cities using the lines of latitude and longitude. Children will identify different climate zones across the world, and how climate zones affect the human and physical geography of each location. In Science, the children will continue to explore the topic ‘properties and changes of materials’ where they will be using their scientific enquiry skills to investigate different materials, their properties and uses.
In RE, we will be continuing to focus on Christianity, exploring together how Christians show their belief in action. In PSHE, this term we will be exploring how to respect ourselves & others and how to respond respectfully to a wide range of people; recognising prejudice and discrimination.
For the remainder of the autumn term, children will be doing thirty minutes PE daily, the children may keep their PE kit at school. They will also need a water bottle each day.
Homework will continue to be set each Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. You can help with homework but please do not do it for your child. Please fill out your child’s reading records when you hear them read each night. (Homework is extremely important. Please refer to the Oak View homework policy for more information regarding homework.)
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any questions you may have regarding your child’s personal and academic progress.
Miss Hickman & Mrs Atherton, Mrs Nash, Mrs Oakes & Mrs Du Randt.
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