Teachers: Miss Done and Miss Parr
LSAs: Mr Tierney, Mrs Green & Miss Mohsin
Welcome back to spring 2! As always please find below all the information you will need about our learning this half term.
Our topic this term is all about Spain and Mexico. We will be continuing our geographical investigation and comparing the similarities and differences between Spain, Mexico and the UK.
Last half term we spent lots of time working with fractions! All of the children have faced challenges well and overcome them, meaning they are now ready to begin learning all about decimals. This half term we will be looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Please support in whatever way you can with this at home! Most importantly though- times table knowledge is crucial for this topic! Please practise at home!
We will be basing our reading and writing lessons on a book called Toro Toro! In this adventure action packed story, set in Spain during the Spanish civil war.
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?
As studying Spain and Mexico may have suggested, we are focusing on our geography skills in topic this half term. We will use our knowledge of human and physical features to consider the differences between local festivals and trade in these countries. We will also consider the local's culture, weather, food and clothes in each country.
Space is our topic for Spring 1 and 2. Year 5 will learn about the solar system and its planets, the phases of the moon, famous explorers and we will finish the topic with a trip to Jodrell Bank on March 4th.
Easter! Why do Christians believe that Easter is a celebration of Victory?
We will be considering:
· Why do Christians believe that Easter is a celebration of victory?
· In what ways is Christ’s death and resurrection a victory?
· What is Jesus victorious over and why?
· How does his victory affect us today?
· What did Jesus do to save human beings?
Reading at Home:
We've had a really successful term with lots of children reading at home every night and filling our records up with ticks so thank you for your home support.
Please remember to read a minimum of 5 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!
Miss Parr: Wednesday - Barton Athletics
Miss Done: Tuesdays: American Football Friday: Sports
Children will be given their homework linking to an aspect of our lessons and their learning. Thank you to those who have already returned their holiday homework about bullfighting!
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.