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Year 5

Hannah Rolfe (Small)2

Mrs Hannah Rolfe

Year 5 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 5!

Term 1: The Ship of Dreams

A very warm welcome to Year 5. I am very pleased to be your teacher this year and I know we are going to have a great and busy year. We are starting the term with a topic about Titanic. Our class book this term is called ‘Titanic Survivor’ and is a great read all about the ship. We will be using this book to help us with all areas of our learning. In English, we will be writing letters and diary entries as though we are a passenger on board and will focus on trying to add some cohesion to our work to help it flow better. Maths this term will focus on deepening our understanding of numbers to 1,000,000 including rounding and roman numerals. During our topic sessions in the afternoon, we will be busy researching and finding out as much as we can about the ship. Our geography skills will be used when we are learning about the route the titanic took, both before and during its maiden voyage. We will be learning about the food they ate, the differences between the different classes, key people who were involved with the ship and people who were on board the ship. We will also carry out a number of science investigations to learn about water resistance and icebergs.

Each week I will be sending home weekly spellings for your child to learn. I would be really grateful if you could hear your child read at least 3 times a week at home. Many thanks for your support, Mrs Rolfe

This term our School Priorities are:

Writing: Read and understand the meaning of new words.

– Learn how to use a dictionary correctly

Maths: To know the place value of digits in numbers up to 1,000,000