Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter - Spring 1 2018
I hope everyone has had a relaxing Christmas 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 all about space through out new topic of Earthlings! Our class novel is called The Portal which is a very exciting and adventurous Science fiction story.
During the Autumn term in Maths we will be working on fractions. We will be working practically to create fractions out of whole objects. We will then be moving onto comparing fractions, ordering fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions! In year 5 we will also continue to work really hard on reasoning and problem solving skills. If you want to get a head start and be a super whizz at fractions, find out what these words mean: numerator, denominator, factors, multiples, equivalent.
In English this term, we will start by learning all about Science fiction. The children will be immersed in fictional stories about aliens, space and far away galaxies which will help them to write their own fantastic Science Fiction stories. Not only this, but we will be using musical instruments and technology on the Ipads to compose a piece of music which could enhance the theme of their story, this will then be recorded and saved, ready to be put into a real silent film of their own Science fiction stories! I can't wait to see the finished product.
Topic work for this term is all about Space! The children will be taking part in practical activities to create models of our solar system to help them to explain the movement of the planets, day and night, and the seasons. As a special treat for the class, we will be using the immersion room to 'travel' to space and find out what it is really like to be an astronaut! Towards the end of the term, the children will create an information leaflet which will contact everything you need to know about our solar system! These information leaflets will be displayed in our school library, so if you need any information on space... you know where to look!
Thank you for taking the time to read through my newsletter for the Spring 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 Tuesday 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. I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your children this year.
Miss K Livesey Mrs S Ali
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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