Year 5 (Waltz) 2020 - 2021
Year 5 Class Teacher
Hello everyone - and Happy New Year! This term finds us getting ready to work in a new way, with online learning. We are aiming to keep our learning as structured as possible and will be looking to keep the school day as recognisable as we can – with a few minor adjustments.
We will begin English this term with a non fiction unit, where we will be exploring a variety of travel writing. We will take inspiration from journeys around the world and will produce some different genres of writing, from recounts to persuasive writing. We will also study some nonsense poetry, looking at Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland. We will continue to do reading activities together, and now spellings will be tested once a week on a Friday via Sumdog Spelling.
In maths, the children will be building on their previous knowledge when learning to multiply and divide with increasingly large numbers using formal written methods. They will also be comparing, ordering and calculating with fractions and working with decimals and percentages. They will continue to practise arithmetic strategies and use their knowledge of maths to solve problems.
During Science, we will begin to look at living things and their habitats, where we will look at the life cycles of plants and animals. We will also investigate the habitats of animals, and what causes animals to become endangered.
We will start the New Year with Geography, and our topic will be the “Amazing Americas.” We will be comparing our own country to different regions of North and South America, looking the climate, landscape and population. We will create a tourist guide to a destination in the Americas. For History we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks, where we will find out about different aspects of Ancient Greek life, such as democracy, the Olympics and the Trojan War.
In Computing the children will be using the Internet as a research tool to aid their learning. We will continue to look at the importance of online safety and explore some coding activities.
For Art we will be following some drawing tutorials from the author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. We will use his work as a base and build it on to inspire our own drawings.
For PE I will be encouraging the children to go for walks with an adult and enjoy the fresh air, as well as positing activities and ideas in the PE channel on Teams.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
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