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Term 3: Extreme Earth

 

Our Term 3 class topic is Extreme Earth. In English, we will be writing speeches about the plight of refugees and will be tackling an extended piece of story writing based on an animated film called ‘One Small Step’ by Taiko Studios.

 

We will also be learning about some of the natural phenomena that the Earth’s systems create such as tsunami, earthquakes and climate change. We will be learning about what causes these things and thinking about how humans are adapting to cope with them.

 

In science this term, we will be learning all about Earth and Space. We will be finding out about the composition of the planets in our solar system, the Earth and the moon and will be considering the movement of planets in relation to the Sun.

 

Our learning in maths this term will include multiplication and fractions.. The focus on Maths fluency will continue with skill building around using a range of operational skill and knowledge to solve problems quickly and efficiently. This will include times table knowledge, which will form a part of all homework this term.

 

Our school values during term 3 are courtesy and honesty. It has been brilliant to see all of the children enjoying their learning and making great progress.

 

Many thanks for all your support.

 

Mr Mann.

 

Year 5 Priorities

To improve our writing by using a wide range of punctuation and choosing appropriate descriptive devices.

To apply times table knowledge to numbers beyond 144.

 

Term 1: Magnificent Mayans

 

This term our class topic is Magnificent Mayans. In English, we will be writing adventure stories and creating stories from film, writing instructions and poetry. We will be reading Katherine Rundell’s Explorer as our class text this term.

 

We will also be learning about how the Mayans lived, what they built, the gods they believed in, the food they ate and the art that they created.

 

In science this term, we will be investigating forces including; gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.

 

Our learning in maths this term will include Place Value, Addition, Statistics and Shape. The focus on Maths fluency will continue with skill building around using a range of operational skill and knowledge to solve problems quickly and efficiently. This will include times table knowledge which will form a part of all homework this term.

 

Our school values during term 1 are friendship and equality. The children have made a brilliant start to the year, behaving kindly and working hard. I am very proud of them

 

Many thanks for all your support,

 

Mr Mann.

 

Year 5 Priorities

To improve the clarity of our writing by punctuating, proofreading and editing.

To know multiplication and division bonds to 144.

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