Summer 2 - 2021
Welcome back after the half term holidays. We hope you are all well and have had a restful break with your children.
We will continue to remind children about our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty. We will use our reward system 'Brookhouse Monster's University' to recognise good behaviour and attitudes. If your child is in the winning University team, they will be given a reward at the end of the term. PSHE will also play a key role, daily sessions will take place. Homework will be given out on a Friday and we will expect the children to hand it in on a Wednesday, so it can be marked. There will also be some online homework which will be through a variety of online platforms such as My Maths, Purple Mash, SPAG, TTRS and Reading Plus. The Summer 2 topic is called 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'.
Our main focus for English will be reading and writing Poetry and Myths, we will do this through the use of ‘Talk for Writing’ strategy of imitate, innovate and invent. As well as this, we will be focusing on the skills needed to invent our own piece of writing and look at writing cross-curricular through other subject areas. The theme of our stories will be Greek Myths, linked to our History topic. Whole class reading will continue to take place every day, through which we encourage children to focus on new vocabulary in the text and the comprehension of the text. The school has purchased a three year subscription with an online reading resource called Reading Plus, which improves pupil's reading age but it does rely on the children using this resource on a daily basis. So please make sure they are using it at home, regularly. Please support your children in their reading at home for ten minutes every day. We will encourage children to improve their Oracy skills through participating in the project Voice 21.
Our Math's lessons will provide pupils with the opportunity to learn using concrete, pictorial and abstract models. They will then learn to apply this knowledge to reasoning and problem solving. We will be learning about Measurement, Area, Perimeter and Volume. There will also be opportunity for online learning via My Maths and Purple Mash. Please encourage your child to practice their timetables at home. In order to aid them with this, your child can use the online program 'Times Table Rockstars'
This half we will be learning all about how humans grow and change throughout their lives. They will be learning about the human life-cycle. Through their research they will increase their knowledge about animals including human biology building on prior learning which took place in Year 4. Please encourage your child to learn their knowledge organiser which should help them with their weekly quiz.
In Year 5 P.E will take place every Thursday so please make sure your children come to school in their full P.E kit - Yellow P.E shirt with the school's logo, black joggers or shorts or leggings and their school green sweatshirt, as we will be trying to do P.E outside weather permitting. In our P.E lessons we will focus on Orienteering skills.
Music lessons are delivered by Bolton Music, the children will be changing their instruments to the flute and the clarinet for the Summer Term.
Our history topic will be the ancient civilisation of Greece. They will learn about life during that era, key events and people. They will sequence events, dates in chronological order whilst also trying to link with prior learning in Year 5, Year 4 and Year 3. Please encourage your child to learn their knowledge organiser which should help them with their weekly quiz.
This is an extremely important half term for Year 5, as we will be preparing the children for their next step in their journey into Year 6 for September 2021. Therefore is is essential that your children attend school every day.
Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.
Mrs S Hussain (Class Teacher and KS2 Leader)
Ms S Begum (Apprentice Teacher)