Dear Year 5 Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to Hawthorn class! I hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to launch back into our last exciting term of learning together.
In English, our two main writing outcomes this term will be to produce a dilemma narrative and a balanced argument. We will use the famous text, ‘King Kong’ by Anthony Browne – and it’s gripping storyline – to generate some effective narratives. Children in Hawthorn class are expected to continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills. Please ensure you listen to your child read each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers.
In Maths, we will be consolidating knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages, before moving onto exploring area, perimeter and measurement . In order to support your child with these units of work, it is essential that they are practising all times tables (1-12x) regularly. Each day children will focus on improving their arithmetic fluency through key skills sessions.
This term we will be focussing on two Science topics. Children will first investigate ‘animals including humans’ and explore the life of humans and the changes that occur as we develop from birth to old age. We will then investigate ‘living things and their habitats’ which will be an opportunity to work scientifically to investigate the life cycles of various plants and animals.
In RE, we will explore what it means to live in a religiously diverse world. In PSHE, this term we will be exploring personal identity and identify the importance of individuality. We will also look at how to keep safe and manage when in risky, unsafe or emergency situations.
This term, children in Year 5 will be having weekly swimming lessons on a Thursday afternoon, and so they will need to come to school with the correct kit on a Thursday. Children will also be doing 30 minutes of PE on all other days; 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. This will be done via Google Classroom and must be completed virtually. You can help with homework but please do not do it for your child.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any questions you may have regarding your child’s personal and academic progress.
Class code for Google Classroom: ksmyuio
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