Welcome to Year 5 Class!
Summer Term 2018
Welcome to the Summer Term! We hope that you had a wonderful Easter holiday and that the children are ready for their last term in 5U.
This term, our topic will be Rivers.
In English, we will be focusing our writing on the Mexican festival of 'The Day of the Dead'. The children will enjoy exploring the festival through film, research, writing diary entries and non-chronological reports, creating persuasive posters and news-reports and also by making sugar skulls. We will also begin to explore instruction writing by using Talk for Writing; a tool which helps the children internalise texts by using actions, words and story maps. I'm sure they'll be happy to share what they have learned if you ask! Finally we will be immersing ourselves in Alfred Noyes' famous narrative poem 'The Highwayman', where 5U will enjoy a variety of drama and writing.
In maths, we will be learning about the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Each part will be carefully worked through until the children have a good understanding of how these mathematical elements relate to one another. Following this unit we will begin geometry; focusing on how to find missing angles up to 360 degrees. Mathletics has now been launched at Mill Mead, so please look out for weekly home learning tasks that will be set each Monday. The children have been very enthusiastic about it, so far! Please continue to practise times tables at home.
In science, to complete our current unit of work, we will be learning about, and comparing, the life cycles of birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. Once completed, we will move onto our final science unit of the year: forces. The children will enjoy investigating a variety of forces using practical investigations.
We are really looking forward to a great term in 5U, and we hope you and your child/children are too!
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to ask.
The 5U teaching team