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Staff in Year 5

Osprey Class:   Mrs Duong
Falcon Class:   Miss C. Foreman  
Heron Class:    Mr M. Reynolds  

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Beaumont, Miss Lawrence
Other staff in Year 5:
Mrs Hamblin (Music)
Mr Field (PE)

National Curriculum Year 5

Autumn Term 2017

The Year 5 team wish you all a warm welcome back to school and hope you had an enjoyable summer break.  We have got lots of fun activities planned for the Autumn term!

 

In literacy we will be looking at Myths and Legends’, which links with our topic Ancient Greece. We have arranged a visit for year 5 children to the Unicorn Children’s Theatre in London to see a production of Beowulf on 6th October. This will be a wonderful experience for the children to connect their learning and make sense of how characters in myths and legends are developed. There will an end of topic assembly on 19th October for the children to show off what they have learnt about the ancient Greeks.

 

In order for the children to be successful learners, we advise that they practise the multiplication tables and the year 3, 4, 5 and 6 word lists daily. Maths home work will be on the MyMaths website, and the children need to read as often as possible.

 

It is also important that the children all come to school wearing the correct uniform and bring the appropriate kit for all PE lessons.  We look forward to meeting parents and carers during the forthcoming parents’ evenings during October.

 

Mrs Duong, Miss Foreman and Mr Reynolds

Curriculum Information Autumn Term 2017

Literacy

Greek Myths

The children will read a selection of Greek myths and will use drama and inference to empathise with the characters and looking at the different themes in myths. They also will write their own myths using ideas from the myths they have read.

Maths
The year group will be divided into three groups for maths to enable us to teach more effectively for each child’s individual needs. The groups are not fixed and there will be movement between them. 

RE
This half term, we will be studying both Buddhism and Christianity.

PE
This term we will be doing both indoor and outdoor PE, focusing on dance and games. Children will be required to wear shorts, T-shirts and plimsolls when inside and can wear trainers and tracksuits when outside as the weather gets colder. Please make sure the children have the correct kit. Long hair should be tied back. In line with our school uniform policy, the only earrings permitted are small plain studs.

Modern Foreign Language
We will be continuing to learn French this year.

Topic

Myths and Legends
Our topic is all about Ancient Greeks

 In History, we will be:

  • Researching and learning about Ancient Greece.
  • Finding out about major events in the past using a range of resources.
  • Exploring how Ancient Greece impacted everyday life.

In Geography, we’ll be:

  • Finding out about modern Greece and locate places on a map.
  • Finding out how Ancient Greece has changed overtime.
  • Know about the ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of people in the past and present and make comparisons.

In Art, we’ll be:

  • Finding out how artists use paintings and other methods to show myths and legends
  • Designing our own mythological creatures
  • Decorating a mask using ancient Greek techniques and patterns.

In Design and Technology, we’ll be:

  • Designing and making a mask based on mythological stories
  • Using a wide variety of materials, forms and techniques to make a mask.
  • Preparing and cooking Greek food.

End of Unit Assembly

At the end of the unit we will be inviting parents/carers to an assembly to celebrate what we have learnt about Ancient Greece. We will send a letter out confirming the date closer the time.

Homework
The majority of homework is accessed through a variety of online learning tools, in particular Mymaths, Bug Club and Accelerated Reader. We will be setting topic homework which will be handed in at the end of the term.  Please continue to read with your child each day.

As always, remember to keep practising multiplication tables and mental maths on the MyMaths website, and to read as often as possible.  It is also important that we all come to school wearing the correct uniform and bring the appropriate kit for all PE lessons.  We look forward to meeting  parents and carers during the forthcoming parents’ evenings during October.

Homework Autumn Term 2017

Homework
Homework is accessed through a variety of online learning tools, in particular MyMaths, Bug Club and Accelerated Reader. All children should have relevant log ins for each website.

Please continue to read with your child each day.

Jigsaw PSHE

Y5 - Jigsaw Jez

Our mascot, Jigsaw Jez, will be helping us as we explore this term's Jigsaw puzzle: "Being Me in My World".

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