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Year 5

This term in Lighthouse Class...

During our Spring term, Year 5 will be learning about a number of exciting topics! Firstly, we always start our day with a philosophical thinking question or some handwriting practise followed by some exercise to get our brains ready to learn!

Our topic this term is called AD 900, where we will be learning about the ancient maya civilisation and we’ll be time-travelling to find out what life was like more than 2000 years ago. We will then be comparing the maya civilisation to our previous history topic, Ancient Greece and Rome, as we build upon and make links to the past. Throughout our learning this term, we’ll also be developing our own growth mindsets by embracing challenges, trying new things and learning that it is okay to find things tricky when something is unfamiliar!

We will also soon be taking part in Science Week in March and we can’t wait to find out more about this year’s focus subject of ‘Growth’!

In literacy this term, we have already been focussing on a book called The Island, by Armin Greder which taught us how we should welcome people from different countries and welcome others who are different from ourselves. We all agreed that differences should be celebrated! Now, we are learning about a book called Rescue in the Mayan Jungle by Karla Warkentin. We chose this book because it is connected to our topic! It is a fictional book where a group of children get transported back in time. We’ll be using this book to help us write our own timeslip stories.

Meanwhile in maths, we’ll be focussing on fractions, including finding equivalent fractions, adding or subtracting fractions and ordering fractions in ascending or descending order. We’ll then be learning about decimals afterwards.

In P.E. we are focussing on improving our hockey skills, including learning the rules of the sport and taking part in small sided matches while we practise our dribbling and passing.

World Book Day and Careers week is also coming up so there is so much to look forward to!

Mr Ward - Year 5 teacher 

Click on the links below for more Year 5 information.


Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 5!