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What are we learning this term?

Literacy

This half term, we will be studying a the text 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian.

 

Willie is an 8 year old London boy who has been evacuated as part of the war effort. He is taken to the village of Little Weirwold and stays with a Mr Tom Oakley. Throughout this half term we will be exploring what it would have been like as an evacuee during WWII, putting ourselves in their shoes. We will be looking at different text structures based on the novel as well as drama and role-play activities.

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Numeracy

In maths, we will be developing our skills of multiplying and dividing mentally and using written procedures. We will be furthering our knowledge of place value, rounding and ordering to include decimals. Following this, we will be looking to apply new skills in problem solving contexts.

 

We will also be looking at how to interpret data presented in a variety of graphs and tables in addition to presenting data electronically. 

 

Below you can find the links to some useful and fun maths activities.

Science

This half term we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of organisms and how they are classified. We will be looking at our local environment and exploring the organisms in the area. Also, there will be an opportunity to find out more about micro-organisms and compare the characteristics between different groups of plant and animal species. We will also be looking at the work of  Carl Linnaeus. 

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YES MINISTER!

This half term we will be exploring Bristish politics and parliament. We will be exploring the key events that have occured in parliament over the years, as well as looking at its structure.

 

There will also be the opportunity to express your views in a controlled and calm manner as we develop our speaking and listening skills in the form of a debate!

 

Do you have what it takes to become a politician and make an effective leader?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

HOMEWORK

In year 5, children are given homework twice per week.

Mondays: Maths homework (due in Thursday).

Thursdays: English homework (due in Monday)

 

READING AND TABLES

Pupils are also expected to read at least three times a week and learn tables for their CLIC and Big Maths tests. Reading books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is expected that children read at home at least three times a week.

 

LIBRARY BOOKS

Library books are changed every Thursday.

 

SPELLINGS

Spellings are given out every Friday and tested the following Friday. We would appreciate you spending time with your child, learning these for their weekly test.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PLEASE ENSURE PE KITS ARE IN SCHOOL ON A TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THANK YOU.

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