Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 2 2017
I hope everyone has had a relaxing break and is ready to get back to school! This half term is a very exciting half term as we will be learning all about my favourite thing.... food! We will be reading 2 class novels this half term, including: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Christmas Carol. The children will also enjoy having a Blackburn Rovers coach every Thursday afternoon to take part in athletics activities.
During the Autumn term in Maths we will be working 2d shapes. During this unit we will be learning all about the properties of shapes, types of angles, perimeter and area of shapes. This unit is very practical and linked to shapes in every day life.
In English, this term we will start by looking at classic poetry. The children will be engrossed in a very exciting poem called, The Highwayman. This poem is a classic narrative poem filled with interesting language for them to learn. By the end of this half term your children will be filled with a range of high level poetry language and will be able to write their own classical style poem.
When we have completed our poems we will be looking at stories with a historical setting. The children will get the chance to read The Christmas Carol, take part in role play activities, art activities and maybe even watch the film! At the end of the unit, the children will have written a fantastic historical style story.
Topic work for this term is all about... food! The children will be taking part in a food technology project where they will create a cake or a pizza for a celebration of their choice. Year 5 will be tasting different foods from around the world, doing market research, planning, and using cooking skills to create their food item.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my newsletter for Autumn 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 Thursday 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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