Hawthorn Class

Summer Term Information

Welcome back! I trust you have had a fantastic Spring break and hope everyone is back ready for some hard work!

In English this term we will be exploring the book, The Whale by Vita Murrow and focus on creating a newspaper articles from this book. Our fiction will focus on a defeating the villain story with our class novel being, ‘The Nowhere Emporium’. This extraordinary book will capture their imaginations and transform their worlds so that there are endless possibilities.

Our Maths skills will develop through focusing on our percentages, decimals, before looking at geometry and measurements.  In order to support them with the knowledge needed for the year 5 curriculum it will help if they are confident in their times tables (up to 12 x 12).

Science this term will focus on the Earth and our Solar system, as well as properties of materials. This will include naming the planets, looking at how night and day are caused as well as understanding our year and the seasons. Materials will focus on how to separate and mix materials together and what these processes are called. We will look at the properties there materials have and how to classify them.

Our topic this term is ‘Chester through the Tudor Ages’ we will be learning .  We will look at the geographical features of Chester. both human and natural. We will learn about the royals during this period, their way of life and what life would have been like in Chester. This will include a trip to Chester to look at its geographical features and also a trip to Little Moreton Hall to look at Tudor buildings and their way of life.

PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit for this, however it is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and then takes it home on a Friday to wash.

Homework (Maths, English and Spellings), will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. There will be a weekly homework club every Monday to support children with this. As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children regularly spend time reading and practicing their times tables (1-12) at home. Please ensure your child reads regularly at home, writing in their reading record when they do so.

Brass lessons will continue and, they will need their instruments every Friday afternoon.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Many thanks,

Miss Richardson, Mr Rimmer and Miss Woodall