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. There will be a letter about this shortly. 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 year. We have been very busy starting our Year 5 topics and we are looking forward to our first term in the Upper Juniors.
Here is a summary of the work we will be completing this half term:
Literacy: For the next 3 weeks we are looking at Stories With A Historical Setting through Nina Bawden's 'Carrie's War'. We will also be going onto study Narrative Poems including 'The Highway Man'.
We read every day. Sometimes we read independently and other times we work with Miss Hayes, Mrs Beveridge or Mrs Ellis in a guided reading group. In Guided Reading this term, we will start off by reading WW2 non-fiction texts 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 year by recapping on Place Value and Decimal Numbers. We are also enjoying our Mental Starter Challenges. Throughout the year, there will be a big emphasis on x tables and mental arithmetic.
History: WW2- looking at why people had to wear gas masks, what the Blitz was and what it would have felt like to be an evacuee.
Art: WW2 - Learning about Propaganda Posters, observing Henry Moore's Air Raid Shelter Drawings, and producing our own poster designs/accurately reproducing a Henry Moore drawing using observational skills.
Science: Our topic for this half term is 'Reversible Changes' (Learning the properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases, observing the effect of adding water to various materials and making Snow and Slime!)
R.E.: Islam - Do (should) religious teachings affect our laws today.
P.E.: On Wednesday we will be working on a WW2 Dance Scheme of Work. Children should ensure they have their full PE kit in school so they can participate fully (including pumps for dancing in).
Games: Thursday (Full PE Kit, pumps/trainers and Tracksuit needed as will be outside).
Our important things to remember
Homework: Given out on Friday - Literacy and Numeracy to be completed and returned by Wednesday.
Numeracy will be on MyMaths. Weekly Times Tables to learn will be in Reading Record Book.
Spellings: Spelling Focus given out Monday - dictation test approximately every 3 weeks.
Reading Record Books: Ensure you bring your Reading Record Book home every day so you can participate in our Reading Challenge and...
Make sure you bring your Reading Record Book to school with you EVERY DAY to record your reading progress!
Finally, congratulations to everybody on becoming members of the Upper Juniors!