At Brookhouse, our year 5 class has been specially chosen to receive free woodwind music tuition every Tuesday morning. This exciting opportunity will allow children in class 5 to be taught to play the flute or the clarinet by trained music professionals. They will also have the chance to see a live orchestra and perform with Daisy Field who will also be taking part in the program.
Certainly an opportunity we just could not refuse!
Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter- Autumn 2018
Welcome to year 5! We have a busy, yet exciting year ahead.
Our topic this half term is A Kingdom United.
English: We begin this half term’s English by exploring British Legends. We will read a variety of legends, including Robin Hood and The Giant’s Causeway, but our main focus will be Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. Whilst reading this as our class novel, we will explore the settings, characters and their thoughts and feelings, as we collect ideas for our very own legend! We will then move onto persuasive writing linked to our topic of the UK.
Please encourage your child to read regularly, books will be changed at least twice a week, and to learn their spellings each week ready for their spelling tests on Mondays.
Maths: To begin our maths journey, we will focus on place value at the beginning of the half term, looking at numbers up to 1,000,000 and decimal points. We will then build on our knowledge of addition and subtraction, geometry and statistics.
Topic: This half term’s topic is A Kingdom United and will have a geography and history focus. We will develop our map reading skills, identify and locate places of interest across the UK and will explore Anglo-Saxons. This is a really interesting topic, and we will hopefully become Anglo-Saxons for the day towards the end of the topic.
Computing: For our computing this half term, we will be focusing on data handling as we use Microsoft Excel to create a range of graphs and charts based on a research question.
PE: This half term, our PE sessions will be on Thursday afternoons and will be led by Blackburn Rovers and we learn to play cricket. Please ensure your child has their PE kit each week, and can I please ask that children do not wear earrings on these days .
Your child will be set homework tasks to complete each week which will be sent home on Fridays focusing on reading, spelling and learning our times tables up to 12x12.
If you have any concerns, there will be opportunities for informal chats at the end of the school day, but if you would like a more formal meeting, please arrange a time with a member of the year 5 staff at the office.
Miss H Russell Mrs F Khonat
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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