This term in Lighthouse Class...
Year 5's new topic will be brainwave where we will be learning about different areas of the brain and their functions and understanding we can improve our attitude to learning. We'll also be understanding how there are lots of different ways to learn and discussing evidence and research into the brain and how this relates to a variety of learning styles.
This term Year 5 will also be going swimming (hurrah!) and we'll be building up our knowledge and application of dance and gymnastics in P.E. In Maths, we'll be learning about place value and comparing numbers to 1,000,000. We'll also be studying number patterns and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000. In Literacy, we'll be writing our own poetry about the brain and then using our main text, Holes by Louis Sachar, to help develop our writing. We'll also be going on a school trip to the Withdean nature reserve, where we'll have lots of outdoor fun learning about the environment around us. An exciting start to the year!
Mr Ward - Year 5 Teacher