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 Curriculum Newsletter- Autumn 2018
Welcome to year 5! We have another busy, yet exciting half term ahead.
Our topic this half term is Food, Glorious Food!
English: We begin this half term’s English by exploring stories with historical settings and will study Oliver Twist. Whilst reading this as our class novel, we will explore the settings, characters and their thoughts and feelings, as we collect ideas for our very own chapter for the story! We will then move onto performance poetry.
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: To begin our maths journey this half term, we will focus on geometry and perimeter, before deepening our knowledge and understanding of
Topic: As the 11th November this year marks 100 years since the end of WW1, our first week of topic will focus on understanding the war. We will explore how the war began, life as a soldier and how it came to an end through a range of activities within history and art.
This half term’s topic is Food, Glorious Food in which science and DT are the main subjects. We will explore where food comes from, how it is imported to the UK and design and make our own food item. Within science, we will be developing our ability to work scientifically as we conduct investigations which focus on materials and changes of state.
This half term, your child will be given knowledge organisers with information and vocabulary based on these topics in history and science. Please support and encourage your child with learning these facts, as this will support and consolidate their learning within the classrooms.
PE: This half term, our PE sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons and will focus on gymnastics. 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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