This term in Lighthouse Class...
Welcome to the new year at St Peter’s! I’m excited to be with Year 5 this year working on a number of exciting topics.
We will start our days with 15 minutes of focused work on times tables, spelling, grammar or handwriting.
This term we shall start with our topic Brainwave – where we examine the ways in which our brains work and how we can help ourselves learn more effectively. Later in the term, our topic will change to ‘What Price Progress’, where we look at how technology has changed our world. In maths, we begin the year by looking at place value whilst strengthening our skills in addition, subtraction and multiplication.
In literacy we will be planning and writing our own Haikus linked in with our Brainwave topic, whilst continuing to work on creative writing. Our book that we will be reading in Guided Reading is Coming to England.
In science we are looking at biology in humans and animals, specifically the life-cycle and developmental stages.
In R.E. we shall be focused on Judaism this term, looking at celebrations and religious symbols and objects to learn more about the faith. In PSHE we will be starting the term looking at Human Rights, and what they mean across the world. Finally, in P.E. we shall be doing both Netball and Gymnastics before half-term.
I would just like to take this opportunity to raise a few matters which are important for year 5:
- I will teach the class every day, except Wednesday and Friday mornings (Friday afternoons from half-term).
- PE is on Thursdays and Fridays – so please could they come in wearing appropriate kit.
- Home-learning is an important part of learning for children and we use MS Teams to provide it. Home-learning will be set on Friday and expected in by the following Friday.
- With your support, children can practise their spellings, maths and literacy skills from the materials online.
- If possible, we also ask that you listen to your child read for 15-20 minutes at least 3 times a week. This is crucial for improving their fluency and stamina, as well as giving them the chance to extend the range of authors and genres.
Mr. Harry Greenwood - Year 5 Teacher