Year 5 (Waltz) 2021 - 2022
Year 5 Class Teacher
Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone has had a restful, relaxing summer and is ready to start a new year. I am looking forward to starting this term and look forward to welcoming everyone to Year 5.
We will start English by investigating space, where we will recount eyewitness reports of UFOs! To link with our topic we will then move on to studying Beowulf and Norse Mythology. As well as this we will have daily guided reading sessions where the children will practice their spellings and comprehension as well as reading throughout the week.
In Maths we will build on our current knowledge of numbers and the number system, working on place value with numbers to 1 million. We will continue learning strategies for addition and subtraction and use and apply our times tables.
During Science we will first explore the topic “Earth and Space” where we will find out about the planets in our solar system, as well as learning about the phases of the moon. We will also explore what it would be like to be an astronaut! After half term our topic will be materials, where we will investigate the properties of different materials and how they change.
In History we will be studying the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons, learning about life as a Viking and a Saxon and understanding the Viking invasion. In Geography we will be developing our map skills as we find out about the locations of different countries, learning to describe their location according to latitude, longitude and time zones.
In Computing the children will be learning about using the internet, ensuring they are able to use the web safely, and to use it to search and find information. They will also learn how to communicate safely online.
Art, DT and Music
We will start our Art by creating a painting of a Viking longship. Then we will be designing for a purpose, creating coats of arms, designing rooms and presenting their ideas. After half term we will design and make a stuffed toy. In Music the children will be learning to play an instrument.
- PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays, please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on those days. Please also ensure that any earrings are removed for PE. We will be swimming on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, starting from 15th September.
- Homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. The children are expected to read every night, please ensure this is recorded in their reading records.
- Spellings will also be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Monday. Children will receive all spellings for the half term in a block.
- Our library day is a Monday.
If there is anything you would like to ask, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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