Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 2017
I hope everyone has a fantastic final term in year 5. Let's end your 5 on a high and keep up all of the fantastic hard work for another few weeks! We still have lots and lots of learning to do.
In English we will be moving onto Ancient Greek myths. We will be looking at lots of different Greek myths and doing different activities including artwork, role play and story maps to learn our favourite one! You could even go home and re-tell the story to your family. Then, you will be changing the story to create your very own Greek myth! I can't wait to read them. We will also be doing lots of hard work to get the children ready to complete their final assessments for this year. We will be practicing reading and inference skills as well as grammar and spelling.
This term we will be re-capping on the four basic Maths operations and going into more depth by applying these skills to problem solving. We will also be solving problems with fractions, measurement and shape. During this last term, the children will have the opportunity to create their own Maths problems during out Friday innovation Maths lesson!
In Science, we will be looking at the development of humans and what happened to our bodies as we grow and how everyone is different. We will be applying our Maths skills to Science by creating different types of graphs and tables to show how different people grow at different paces.
For Geography we will be jetting off to sunny Greece! Not really. We will be using our immersion room and the use of Google Earth to image we are travelling on a holiday to Greece. The children will be creating a persuasive advert to persuade someone to visit the sunny Island of Greece. Then, we will be travelling back in time to Ancient Greek times to see what it would have been look. The children will get the chance to dress up as an Ancient Greek slave and take part in what we think might have been their everyday duties as a slave.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected back in school, fully completed, by Wednesday. The weekly spelling test will take place on Mondays therefore spellings from the previous week will be tested then. Homework not completed will be completed during golden time. PE will be taking place on Friday afternoons as well as some Monday or Tuesday afternoons, where the children will be doing athletics. This term golden time is taking place in classrooms with the children deciding on the activities themselves, in order to get full golden time children must complete all homework and follow the school rules and values. If any parents have any concerns about anything or would like to ask any questions I am always available, please see me before or after school or make an appointment at the office.
Miss K Livesey Mrs S Ali
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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