Mrs. Patterson (Blenheim) & Miss Springate (Windsor)
Miss Reid, Mrs. Tremain & Mrs. Bomers
Welcome back for Term 6.
We are looking forward to our final term together where we will become Time Travellers and journey back in time to find out how our local area has changed.
Term 5 Curriculum
Our final units of work for writing this year include a narrative based on an animation called 'The Piano' where we will learn how to use a flashback technique to include a memory in a story and revise ways of writing more complex sentences. Following that, we will be learning more about a famous author with strong links to the history of our local area - Charles Dickens - and writing an autobiography of his life. As we end the story of our time in Year 5, we will return to narrative writing to write the ending to a story we have been reading!
As well as practising the year 3 and 4 statutory spellings and introducing the year 5 and 6 statutory spellings, we investigate the year 5 spelling curriculum using a variety of resources and strategies including Spelling Shed, which the children can access at home. We also encourage children to note down words they have found tricky to spell in their own writing to practise at home too.
This term, our lists will include :
we will be continuing our work on fractions and decimals and introducing the concept of percentages and how they all link together. This will be followed by developing our understanding of geometry, revising the properties of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes and investigating different types of angles. Finally, we will review our knowledge of measures and how to work with timetables, thinking about how we apply these in our everyday lives.
We keep working on securing our knowledge of our times tables, including knowing all the inverse division facts, as well as reviewing other key skills in arithmetic work. Multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 will continue to be assessed in weekly tests. Please keep practising at home. We give ideas for activities as well as the Times Tables Rock Stars website and others (see the link below).
We will become Time Travellers this term and journey back through the history of the River Medway to discover more about why and how the Medway Towns developed. We will explore the importance of the river not just to the local area over time but also how it had an impact on the history of our nation.
In Science, linking back to our work earlier in the year on plant and animal life cycles as well as our PSHE this term, we will be looking at the human life cycle and how we develop physically and emotionally during our journey through life.
Homework is set on Edmodo (www.edmodo.com) and children have received
a class code to enable them to become a member. If they are unable to access the website or have any difficulties, please let us know so we can help or give them an alternative copy.
Every Thursday afternoon, homework will be posted on Edmodo class pages for children to complete and upload by the following Wednesday.
Please encourage children not to leave their homework to the last minute!
If they need any help, be sure to message or get them to ask their teacher in class in plenty of time to upload by Wednesday. If possible, try to get into a routine with a specific time / day / place to complete homework each week.