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 Spring 2
I hope you had an enjoyable break with your families.
Our topic this half term is Inventors and Inventions!
English: We begin this half term’s English by reading a lovely book by Brian Selznick called 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. We will explore the text and use the novel to inspire our creative writing in the form of short writing tasks, building up to writing a chapter based on one of our own inventions! We will then move onto creating magazines made up of a range of text types.
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: We will begin our maths this half term with capacity and measures, before moving onto geometry. This half term we will be covering lots of topics within maths, some of which we have explore earlier in the year to deepen our understanding and others will be new to us.
Please encourage your child to practise their times tables up to and including 12x12 and to use Mathletics at home which is a useful tool for revisiting areas of maths which they may need more practise with.
Topic: As this half term’s topic is inventors and inventions, the lead subjects during this topic are history, science and Design and Technology. In history, we will explore the inventors who shaped the Islamic Golden Age and we will be doing lots of research surrounding their inventions. In science we will be exploring forces and in DT we will be designing and making our very own toys with pulley systems.
Computing: For our computing this half term, we will create architecture using Scratch based on those which we will explore within the Islamic Golden Age in topic. As e-safety is important, we will also discuss the importance of staying safe online throughout the topic. With this in mind, please ensure that you monitor your child's use of the internet and have open discussions about how to stay safe online with your children at home.
PE: This half term, our PE sessions will be on Monday afternoons and this half term our topic is dance. The sessions will focus on developing skills through team games. 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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