Class 5 – Spring Term

THE LIVING WORLD

ENGLISH

This term, will be reading “Phoenix” by SF Said and “Shackleton’s Journey” by William Grill. If you would like your child to have their own copies in school, then they are easily available to buy or loan from the local library – if it is not on the shelves they will order it for you. In writing, we will be focusing on dialogue and description when writing stories. Our information texts will be explanations and persuasive writing. There will also be stand-alone spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons during the week.

MATHS

This term Maths’ lessons will consist of: multiplication and division using mental and formal written methods; calculating area and perimeter; comparing and ordering fractions, as well as adding, subtracting and multiplying them; comparing, ordering and rounding decimals; finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Arithmetic skills including times tables will be a clear focus throughout the year.

SCIENCE

This term we will be focusing on Space and forces. We will look at the planets, how night and day is formed and the phases of the moon. Following this we will look at gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

Our theme this term is ‘Living World’. We will be using maps of the UK and World to study: time zones, longitude and latitude, hemispheres, mountains and rivers, biomes and rivers. We intend to go geocaching or orienteering in the local area, weather permitting.

ART, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Art will be linked to our learning about Space. We will study the artist Peter Thorpe who uses a variety of medium to give the impression of objects being 3D. In DT the children will be using gears and levers linked to their Science lessons.

COMPUTING

I will be introducing the children to editing film. We will also use coding linked to direction.

MUSIC

The children will continue with their lessons delivered by Love Music Trust.

RE

This term’s focus will be Judaism – Places of Worship and Jesus’ teaching & its impact on people.

FRENCH

Our French sessions will focus on language linked to places and directions.

PSHCE

Our PSHCE sessions will cover “Being healthy and safe” and “Making a difference”.

P.E.

The children’s P.E. sessions will be on a Wednesday and will be tag rugby/lacrosse and gymnastics. Please ensure correct kit is in school daily and clearly labelled with your child’s name.

HOMEWORK

English, Maths and Spelling homework will be given out weekly.  When online homework is set, if the children have no home access, they will be expected to complete this in school during their lunchtimes. Reading at home needs to be daily, with parents listening and questioning their child about what they have read each day. Please sign their planners daily. Studio on TTRockstars needs to be completed at least 3x every week.