Welcome Back 5T!
Happy New Year! Hope you’ve all had a brilliant holiday and are ready and raring to go again. We are really looking forward to this half term and we hope you are too! Spring Term 1 is a very busy one, so here’s what we’ll be up to!
As usual, we’ve got lots of exciting activities planned in English. Our focus is on writing a biography. We will be basing our work around the text ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers. The focus of this book is a stunt which French man Phillipe Petit undertook between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York in 1974. We will be analysing different texts and video clips to help inspire our own writing, so that we can carry on being awesome authors too!
We will develop our SPAG knowledge through continuing to learn about the various word classes and different spelling patterns, including the Y5/6 word list. We will be focussing on how to apply all our SPAG work into our own writing.
We will continue to develop our skills in the 4 operations, our understanding of Place Value, Decimals, Percentages and Fractions and Measurement. We will be focussing on the Using and Applying aspect of Maths through Problem Solving Challenges.
Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12.
Our topic term is Properties of Materials. We will be carrying out investigations to test materials to see if they are dissolvable and whether they are good insulators or conductors.
Our topic for the first half of this term is Eastern Europe.. We will be learning all about famous landmarks both in Great Britain and around the World! For the second half we will be learning about Grand Designs and different types of architecture and famous buildings and strucures.
We will continue working on our RSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’ and discussing issues which are important to us and help us work together as a team. Our topic is Dreams & Goals.
Computing – Graphical Images
We will be using Sketch Map, Book Creator and Seesaw programs to design our own bridge structures. Children will be exploring drawings/illustrations representing both 2D and 3D worlds. The children will need to think about who they are designing their building for and other elements such as what materials they might use.
PE will be on Thursdays.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring!
We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths and Spelling homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.
Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN.
Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW.
Homework handed in on Friday is RED.
We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.
Please make sure you also read regularly each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!
KEEP IN TOUCH!
Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’. We are available anytime before or after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting.
We are really looking forward to a great half term with you all!
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Turner, Miss Lester, Miss Mees & Mrs Parrett