Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Year Five. It is great to be back and hopefully this time for a full year with no breaks! The children are only in for two days this week and I hope will use that time to settle in quickly and get straight back into the rhythm of school life.
The text for this term is, There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar. We will be using this to help form our writing stimulus, with particular emphasis paid to exploring the emotions, feelings and our understanding and empathy for the characters. I used this book last year, it became a firm favourite and opened up lots of discussion points while leading nicely into our RE and RSHE as well.
Our Topic subject this term is Geography and we will be focussing in on locational knowledge, travel and navigation whilst looking at both physical and human geography. A lot of the skills that they would have been starting to develop last year (such as map reading and understanding the 8 points of a compass) will be explored again and developed to give them a deeper and more secure understanding.
In Maths we will be focussing on number for Term 1, with lots of rounding, comparing and writing of numbers using place value. We will then look to advance into applying this understanding as we develop our addition and subtraction skills further.
The PE curriculum for this term will cover the unit of touch Rugby on a Wednesday afternoon and Fitness on a Thursday afternoon.
In Science we will be exploring materials, their properties and the changes that can occur under different circumstances. This will involve both reversible and irreversible changes as well as an understanding of solids, liquids and gasses.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if any concerns or queries arise throughout the year, if you need to speak to me face to face this can currently be arranged through the office. I do also appreciate however that with work and other commitments this might not be possible so have included my email below.