Class M - Year 5
Welcome to Class M
Welcome to Class M! Our teacher is Mrs McManus and we get TA support from Mrs Beveridge and Mrs Ellis.
Being in Y5 means we have the opportunity to carry out the responsible role of Play-leader. We are also expected to put 100% into every piece of work we do and be excellent role models.
We have made a great start to the term. We have been very busy starting our Year 5 Summer topics and we are looking forward to our third term in the Upper Juniors.
Here is a summary of the work we will be completing this half term:
Literacy: For the next 2 weeks we are looking at Narrative Poetry through Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott' We will also be going onto study Information Texts before writing an Information Booklet of our own about the Maya Civilisation.
We read every day. Sometimes we read independently and other times we work with Mrs McManus, Mrs Beveridge or Mrs Ellis in a Guided Reading group. In Guided Reading this term, we will start off by reading non-fiction texts about topics such as Space, Teeth and Succeeding Against All Odds before moving on to different texts in a few weeks time. We will also be working on our comprehension, grammar and spellings and independently reading our own books either from the class library, or from home.
Numeracy: We have started the term by recapping on adding/subtracting fractions with both the same and different denominators and converting improper (top heavy) fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. We are also enjoying our Mental Starter Challenges. Throughout the year, there will be a big emphasis on x tables and mental arithmetic.
History: The Maya Civilisation - looking at facts about the Maya people (who they were and when in the world they lived), their religion and gods, the Maya number system, sources of evidence discovered about the Maya, Mayan writing and foods that the Maya people ate.
Art: Pop Art - Learning about where and when Pop Art emerged, major influences on/the style of Pop Art and producing our own pop art designs/accurately reproducing a Roy Lichtenstein work, focusing on proportion and composition.
Science: Our topic for this half term is 'Light' (Learning how light travels, how the eye works, how shadows are formed, investigating how shadows change, how we can change the pattern of light and making a model periscope).
R.E.: Judasim - Life As A Journey (Examining events that celebrate stages of life, eg. Bar/Bat Mitzvah).
P.E/Games: On Monday we will be working on Striking & Fielding. On Friday we will be working on Athletics. Children should ensure they have their full PE kit, (pumps/trainers and tracksuit as we will be outside) in school all week so they can participate fully. (If trainers are brought home, remind children to bring them back into school again).
Our important things to remember
Homework: Given out on Friday - Literacy and Numeracy to be completed and returned by Tuesday.
Weekly Times Tables to learn will be in Reading Record Book. They will be tested on this on a Friday.
Spellings: Spelling Focus given out Monday - dictation test approximately every 3 weeks during Literacy
Reading Record Books: Ensure you bring your Reading Record Book home every day to record reading.
Make sure you take your Reading Record Book home to record your home-reading and bring your Reading Record Book back into school with you EVERY DAY to record your reading progress!
Finally, congratulations everybody for performing so well in your Spring Term Literacy and Maths Tests!