Welcome to Year 5 Class!
Summer Term 2019
Welcome to our last term! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday and that the children are ready for their next term in 5U.
This term, our topics will be Rivers and The Tudors. We will be looking at the physical geography of rivers, how they are formed and their course from source to mouth. I am hoping to look at our own local rivers by carrying out some field work. Linked to this, we will be looking at forces then changing state in science. This is all about reversible and irreversible changes between solids, liquids and gases, including the water cycle.
After half term, we will be looking at animals and humans in science and will start our topic on The Tudors. As well as our residential to France, there will be a day trip to Hatfield House, where the children will be meeting a very important regal guest!
In English, will be looking particularly at an emotive film narrative and will be writing form a different perspective. The children will enjoy writing discussion and persuasive texts and we will be finishing the book Who Let the Gods Out? before moving onto Private Peaceful.
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 and must continue to learn their weekly times table (Times Table Rockstars is great for this!)
In maths, we will be learning about percentages, measurements, shape and space and statistics.
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. TTR is changed weekly as appropriate and the children will also have one or two fun projects to complete over the half term - a letter has been sent home about this.
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