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Our Summer topic is Groundbreaking Greeks. In this project, children will be learning about Ancient Greece and the life behind those who lived in the range of ages and periods of this time. Look at the knowledge organiser attached!
In addition, we will be following the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RSHE and RE. Our first topic in English will be Macbeth. We will be exploring how Shakespeare uses language to engage the reader as well as how characters develop within the play. In Maths, we are starting with a shape topic. This year we have joined an amazing scheme called White Rose Maths. There will be a chance when homework is set to explore the 1-minute maths section and have a go at home. In RSHE, we will be following the SCARF scheme. In science, we will be exploring how different materials react when tested such as in hot and cold temperatures as well as in water.
P.E. will take place on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Please send children to school wearing their P.E. kit on these days. Their P.E kit consists of a sky-blue polo, royal blue Oaklands jumper, royal blue cotton shorts, socks and suitable sports trainers. Hair must be tied back and any jewellery much be removed at home.
Homework is a valuable opportunity for children to consolidate learning as well as get parents involved in our topics. Homework will be sent home in red A4 homework books on a Friday.
Reading for at least 15 minutes and Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS).
Work from an area of the curriculum:
This will be given out on a Friday and to be returned the following Wednesday in homework books.
Friday times tables work:
There will be a times tables/ division facts activity set on TTRS.
White Rose Maths:
White Rose Maths have a 1-minute Maths section which can be done to consolidate learning.
Contact and Support
Please do not hesitate to speak to one of the year 5 teaching and support team if you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning. You can speak with us at the gate after school, or alternatively, you can contact the school office to book a meeting. If you or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons.
Please ensure you read daily with your child, as they grow it is important to foster a love of reading within them. A fantastic way to do this is to have discussions about the books they are reading and listening to them read.
When reading with your child at home it is important that they understand what they’re reading. Use these questions to help question your child:
What has happened so far?
Who are the main characters?
What have you learnt from what you have read? (Non-Fiction)
Please comment in your child's diary each time you read with them. Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read everyday.
Miss E Browning & Mrs D Bissmire