This term in Lighthouse Class...
We’ve had an excellent start to Year 5 in Lighthouse Class. We are enjoying our morning routine of philosophical thinking followed by some exercise – this helps prepare our brains to learn best!
Our opening topic is Brainwave, which asked them to think about how we learn and considered the ways in which they can improve their learning. We focussed on a range of interesting memory techniques and then we tested these techniques using the London Underground tube map! It is also good to see the class developing and demonstrating their own growth mindsets by embracing challenge, trying new things and learning that it is okay to struggle when something is unfamiliar.
We will soon begin our next topic ‘The Great, The Bold and The Brave’ which will compare and contrast two classical civilisations – Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
In literacy this term, we have already been focussing on poetry. We are studying haikus and then we will be writing our own pieces of poetry about the brain. The children have enjoyed these activities and so have I! In science, we will be learning about the stages of human development from birth. We will also spend time consider the effect of a healthy diet and exercise on our circulatory system. In Maths, we will be improving our place value knowledge by reading, writing and comparing numbers.
In PE, we will be improving our skills in gymnastics and putting together a routine including elements such rolls, balances and flight.
Mr Ward - Year 5 teacher