Teacher: Miss Done & Miss Parr
LSAs: Mr Tierney, Miss Shearer & Mrs Green
Welcome to year 5! Please find below all the information you will need about our first half term together
Our topic this half term is all about The Tudors. We will be travelling back in time to the 1500’s and meeting the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. We will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falling of heads!
We will begin our Autumn term by learning about place value. In year 4 we learn our numbers up to the 1,000's, This year we will be going all the way up to 1,000,000! Get ready for a big number year, year 5! We should all know all our times tables as we move in to year 5! please keep practising ready for the timed test each week.
We will begin in English by looking at the Tudor Kings and Queens and write a fact file. We will then move on to finding out life as a child in Tudor times especially at school! Finally we will study Shakespeare's A midsummer nights dream. There are lots of new grammar terms and techniques that they children will be introduced to this year and we will have a dedicated grammar lesson each week too. Please don't forget to practise spellings at home ready for the test each week. Did you know the year 6 spellings SATs tests the spellings from all year groups from 3-6?
Our focus in topic this afternoon is Art and design. The children will be creating models of Tudor houses, making sketches with charcoal and doing Tudor embroidery. We will also do a DT project we're the objective will be to design and build a guillotine- CHOP OF HER HEAD!!!
In science we will be learning to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. We will also learn about the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. We will also research about Jane Goodall and David Attenborough.
In are we we will be exploring the question- Why do some people believe God exists? Through this we will also look at the following questions: Questions in this thread:
1.1-3 Who is Christian/ Muslim / Jewish and what do they believe?
L2.1 What do different people believe about God?
3.1 Do we need to prove God’s existence?
Reading at Home:
It will be great to see some year 5's successfully complete the summer reading challenge with the library this year!
Please remember to read a minimum of 3 times a week at home. Reading helps children in a variety of ways- reading is not just about reading. Reading develops the children's use of the English language, it teaches them new vocabulary, it helps them improve in spelling, it gives them ideas but it also helps them relax and lets them escape into another world!
PE will be on a Tuesday, plus another day TBC. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school- This consists of black or blue PE shorts, a white t-shirt and black pumps.
Children will be given their homework at the start of each term which will link to our topic work. Children will have the full half term to work on at least 3 tasks. Children can bring their homework in at various points before the end deadline. Children’s work will be celebrated in class and in our homework celebration assembly.
Please send your child with a water bottle each day. The children keep these on their desks and drink throughout the day. Staying hydrated is really important for children to remain focused.