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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 Class!


Spring Term 2018


Welcome to the Spring Term! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. The 5U team are looking forward to another busy, exciting term of learning. 


This term our topic will be Greeks. We will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and their influence on our society today. We will look at Alexander the Great and his Empire, democracy, architecture, cities, battles, Gods and Goddesses and the Olympics'.


In English, we will be studying the most famous nonsense poem ever written - 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. The children will enjoy exploring the language of the poem through a tapestry of writing, drama and performance. We will also be developing our debating skills this term, learning how to use language effectively to communicate our ideas and opinions. The children will also be spending time planning and writing their autobiographies.   


In maths, we will be learning how to read and interpret timetables and line graphs.  We will focus on fractions for the majority of the term, learning how to add, subtract and multiply them. Also, a times table challenge will take place every Tuesday afternoon before the children go swimming. Please, as per home learning guideline, practise these at least three times a week in preparation. 


In science, we will be learning about the life cycle of a human being. The children will investigate the development of babies and compare the gestation period of humans and other animals. We will also learn about the changes to the body as humans get older, as well as comparing the life expectancy of different animals.


We are really looking forward to another 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.


Kind Regards,


Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Lee and Miss. Dupplaw