Welcome to Year 5
Mrs A Hackley
Year 5 Curriculum Letter Summer One 16.04.2018
Dear children, welcome back to your final term in Year 5! How quickly has that gone?
In English, we will be focussing on our grammatical knowledge and sentence construction, writing using our chosen book (Greek Myths) as our stimulus. Please continue to read to an adult twice per week, making sure that they sign your reading record, and three times per week to yourself. Also making sure that you write a comment in your reading record on these days as well. We would like to reiterate the importance of reading with your parents and would like to draw your attention to the fact that your reading records are checked on a regular basis.
In Maths, please make sure you are constantly testing yourself on your times tables to ensure quick recall of these facts. We will be consolidating arithmetic skills, converting measures and developing our reasoning skills. This term, Mrs Masters will be teaching maths in Year 5 Oak, in order for Mrs Hackley to support Year 6 with SATS practise.
For our topic work, we will be studying Ancient Greece – their legacy, the growth of the empire and famous people and events of the time.
In RE, we will be covering Easter, Holy Orders and Marriage and the work of the Apostles. This term we will begin our preparation for Confirmation. Each week, our prayer bag will be going home with one of you. Please ensure that it is returned to school the following week so that you can share it with the rest of the class.
Animals, living things, humans and habitats are the topics we will be covering in science this term. We will be developing your scientific enquiry skills within this unit and gaining a better knowledge of life cycles and the differences between species.
Our main PE focus will be athletics and rounders this term with the class also having the opportunity to work with Commando Joe on developing team building skills. This means that for half of the class, they will be having a session with Commando Joe on a Thursday this half term, and the other half will have a session each Thursday after half term.
Mr Bowring & Mrs Hackley
Can you please make sure your PE kit is in school at all times
- White P.E. T-shirt (plain or with school logo)
- Black or white shorts (not lycra or cycling shorts for health/hygiene reasons) Black pumps (trainers allowed for outdoor games only)
- Plain green or black jogging bottoms (optional - for winter P.E./sport tournaments)