Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 2018
I hope everyone has had a relaxing Easter break and is ready to get back to school! This half term is going to be a fantastic one as we are going to be learning about ways that we can help to preserve the environment through our new topic of... an Amazon Adventure! We will be reading two short stories which link to our topic, these stories are called, The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman's Apprentice. We will also be reading a new class novel which is called Journey to the River Sea.
During the Summer term in Maths we will be working on decimals and money. We will be working practically to solve problems with money. We will then be moving onto units of measure where we will be linking PE with Maths and taking part in class athletics competition whilst converting units of measure, so fingers crossed for better weather this half term! If you want to get a head start and be a super whizz units of measure, practice telling the time or maybe even help mums and dads out in the kitchen and help them to measure ingredients!
In English this term, we will be writing a story from another culture, set in the rainforest. Our story will be written from different animals point of view. The children will be empathising with characters in a story to be able to convince another character to preserve the rainforest. Additionally, the children will be involved in a debate and balanced arguments about recycling, use of energy, zoos and many more current Geographical issues.
Topic work for this term is all about the Amazon Rainforest! The children will be learning about what it means to be Geographer and study a part of the world. We will be doing an in depth study of South America by studying the physical and human features of the different countries. In Science we will be learning all about which animals live in the rainforest and all about their life cycles. We will particularly focus on animals which metamorphosis and I have a little surprise pet for the class in a few weeks time! We will also study plants that grow in the Amazon rainforest and compare this with plants that are grown locally in corporation park. I am really hoping for good weather this half term so that we can have a day at the park to investigate plants and wildlife as well as have a lovely picnic together whilst we are there!
Thank you for taking the time to read through my newsletter for the Summer term. Homework will be given out on a Friday and expected to be handed back in and completed to a high standard by Wednesday. We will be using Dojo points as class rewards as well as whole class fuzzies! When children follow the school values they will be rewarded but equally, if children do not follow the school values Dojo points and golden time will be taken away. P.E is on a Wednesday so the children will need to have full P.E kits in school. If you have any questions or you would like to see me at any time please do not hesitate to catch me on the yard before and after school, or you can make an appointment at the office. I am happy to help with anytime.
Miss K Livesey Mrs S Ali
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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