Welcome to Year 5
In my spare time I love to read, I recently read the tattooist of Auschwitz which was amazing. As my class already know I love nice food, my favourite meal would be lasagne with garlic bread followed by a cheesecake. I love going for nice walks along the beach which always ends with a nice ice-cream.
I enjoy taking my Cockerpoo, George, for walks in the evenings and at the weekend. I like to relax with a Costa Coffee or a Starbucks as a treat and my favourite takeaway is fish and chips. As a child my favourite books were ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ and ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ so its lovely to see the children in HMS Dragon enjoying it like I did.
This term we will be looking at place value in maths. We will be reading the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis as a class for reading enrichment. We will be covering The Canal, which is a warning story we will be looking at for our writing.
In Science we will be looking at living things and their habitats covering life cycles, metamorphosis and plant reproduction.
In Geography we will be looking at the region that we live in which I am really looking forward to teaching. And in Design and Technology the children will be designing and building a wooden 3D box which will be amazing.
During the spring term we will be looking at Multiplications and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, perimeter and area and statistics in Maths.
We will be reading ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ by Kate DiCamillo, as a class for reading enrichment. Let’s hope we all enjoy it as much as we did The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
We will be covering ‘A Close Encounter…’ which is a suspense story for our writing lessons. In our writing we will build a toolkit to help us write character actions into our story, at the end of the spring term we will be able to write our own suspense stories.
In Science we will be looking at Earth and Space, we will be looking at Earth and Space. We will look at Earth being spherical, what all the planets in our solar system are and their distances from the sub. We will look at the movement of the planets and how this affects day and night and shadows. We have lots of fun experiments and activities planned!
In Maths, the children will start the term off by looking at statistics. We then move on to shape followed by position and direction. After this we will look at decimals again before moving onto negative numbers. We will finish the spring term on converting units and volume.
We will be reading Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson as a class for reading enrichment. Let’s hope we all enjoy it as much as we did The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tullane.
In our talk for writing lessons the fiction text we will be looking at is ‘The Amulet’ (portal story). In this unit we will be looking at moving a story along through dialogue and characterisation. We will the move on to look at the tools and features to successfully write an explanation document in our non-fiction unit.
Our fiction text for this half term will be ‘Anne of Cleves’ (Character flaw story). In this unit we will be looking at openings and endings to stories. After this we will move on to look at producing a discussion text in our non-fiction unit.
I can’t wait to read more fantastic stories and texts from the children.
In Science we will be looking at properties and changing materials. We have lots of fun experiments and activities planned!
In History we will looking at the race to climb mount Everest. Our unit question is ‘Is climbing mount Everest worth the risks?’. We shall be looking at all aspects of climbing Everest throughout History to try and answer the question.
In Art we will be looking at sculptures, in particular wire sculptures. By the end of the term the children will have designed and created a beach inspired wire sculpture.
This term we will also be building on the existing French the children have already learnt. The children are very excited to learn more French, so am I!
PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure kit is brought in.
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