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 1
I hope you had an enjoyable break with your families.
Our topic this half term is Earthlings!
English: We begin this half term’s English by exploring Sci-Fi stories and describing a range of characters and settings. All of this work will build up to children writing their own Sci-Fi stories with an unusual setting. We will then move onto information booklets, which will link to our science based topic of Earth and Space.
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 by deepening our understanding of fractions and decimals, and time. We will then move onto roman numerals and negative numbers, before consolidating our knowledge of multiplication and division.
Topic: As this half term’s topic is Earthlings, our topic work will be very much science based as we explore Earth and space, the plants and solar system and the moon. We will also have the opportunity to create Sci-Fi music and explore the work of a range of artists.
Computing: For our computing this half term, we will become game developers as we create our very own space themed games using Scratch. As e-safety is important, we will also discuss the importance of staying safe online throughout the topic.
PE: This half term, our PE sessions will be on Wednesday afternoons and will be led by Blackburn Rovers. 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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