Welcome to Year 5 Class!
Spring Term 2019
Happy new year! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday and that the children are ready for their next term in 5U.
This term, our topic will be The Greeks. We will be looking at the history of the civilisation as linking this to English through myths and legends. We will be having a visiting workshop into the ancient Greeks and a workshop into mask making using Plastazote. We will also be carrying out art activities through the topic. In science, we will be looking at life cycles and forces. It is also the music festival this term so lots of exciting things coming up!
In English, will be looking particularly at narrative poetry and myths and legends. The children will enjoy writing persuasive texts based on an enterprise project to raise funds for our plastazote workshop. We will also be getting to grips with some of the grammar techniques and how we can use these to make our writing more interesting. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible and record it in their records. They will also have weekly spellings to practise at home.
In maths, we will be learning about calculations, both mental and written and working on fractions. Mathletics has now been launched at Mill Mead, so please look out for weekly home learning tasks. The children have been very enthusiastic about it, so far! Please continue to practise times tables at home. We will also be launching Times Table Rockstars so watch this space for more info!
Spelling tests will be on Thursdays with Mrs Lee. Reading records will be checked when it is your child's turn to work with an adult during guided reading over the week. Mathletics will be set and checked weekly (day tbc) and the children will also have one or two fun projects to complete over the half term - a letter will be sent home about this. Times tables will be on a Thursday morning.
We are really looking forward to a great term in 5U, and we hope you and your child is too!
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to ask.
The 5U teaching team