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Termly Learning Focus

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Last term finally seemed like a normal term and it was an absolute delight to have the children in school for the whole term again. The children worked incredibly hard. They did lots of exciting things such as programming crumble kits, creating the human digestive system in science (this task however was not for the faint hearted) as well as learning lots of fancy calculations with fractions! Moving into our final term of Year 5, we have lots of new learning planned as well as a sports day, an in-school farm day and our yearly transfer day where the children will spend the day with their class teacher for the next academic year.  This year transfer day is on Monday 5th July so the Year 5 children will not be swimming on that day. Therefore, for that Monday, all children will need to be collected from school at the normal time.

 

When we return in Term 6, we will be learning many new things:

 

In Literacy we will be writing a narrative based on Katherine Rundell’s text ‘Explorers’. We will then be writing a biography about Great Women who have inspired History. In Maths, we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes in more detail before moving onto angles and units of measure.

 

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:

Science

Humanities

Design Technology

Music

PE

Living things and their Habitats

Battle of Britain

Structures and Mechanisms:

Marbles Everywhere

Glockenspiels

Swimming

 

How can you help with your child’s learning in school and at home?

 

  • Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.
  • Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will continue to just be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week.
  • Swimming will take place on a Monday afternoon for the children’s PE session. They will walk to the swimming pool and can be collected from the pool as per previous communication. Children are required to come into school in their PE kit, they will not need uniform to get changed into. Children will change into their swimming kits at lunch time before walking to the pool.

 

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The Year 5 Team