Welcome to 5K!
Spring Term 2017
Class teacher: Miss Kavanagh
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Phipson, Miss Andrews & Mrs Laity
Well done, to all of the children in 5K, for a beautiful mass in church on Ash Wednesday.
This half term we are continuing with our 'Space' topic and we will continue working on our class novel 'Wolf Brother', by Michelle Paven. We have been studying the semi-abstract work of Peter Thorpe's rocket paintings and the children have produced some fantastic work (using a variety of mediums), which is displayed in our class gallery. They have then become art curators and learned how to critique their work. In history, we have been plotting important historical events, for the 'space race', on a timeline.
This week, we have been learning how to use a range of sentence types, including simple sentences, compound sentences and complex sentences. Later in the week, we will begin to write in the style of an author using figurative language. We will continue to learn the key spelling, punctuation and grammar from the Year 5/6 programme of study in the national curriculum. Currently, we are learning how to use parenthesis in compositions.
In Year 5, children will continue with ‘Guided Reading’ in class. Please note, these books do not go home. The children will have access to a library book of their choice which should be changed regularly.
This week, we have been learning to solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
It is crucial that the children have a thorough knowledge of all their times tables, and corresponding division facts, and that they can recall these number facts speedily and accurately. PLEASE learn any that you have not learnt already!! :-)
We are now in Lent and the children have been focusing on their Lenten promises. This week will look at how Jesus was tempted during his time in the desert.
In Science, we have been writing scientific explanations, detailing how the Earth and the moon orbit the sun. We have completed several practical investigations to help with our understanding of how the planets rotate the sun.
We will continue to make use of our computing skills for research and presentation.
‘E-Safety’ will underpin all work carried out. During this half term, the children will be building on their knowledge of coding.
During this half term the children will have chance to participate in both indoor and outdoor PE activities. Indoor P.E. will be 'dance' and outdoor P.E. will focus on ‘invasion games'.
We will continue to practise our conversational skills by listening and responding. Written language will also be further developed.
Children will both listen and respond to, and perform, a variety of music. Jazz music will be a particular focus, as will the life and work of Benjamin Britten.
We will be looking at 'mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and those without faith'. This week, we have studied 'For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story' and how she faced adversity, but she was determined to stand up for the greater women's rights.
Concurrently, we continue to focus on our school's Gospel values. This half term we are studying being attentive and discerning.
Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Spelling tests will take place every Friday.
Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed.