|Mr Bass||Mr Field (Team Leader)||Miss Lamb|
Summer Term Newsletter
Spellings will be given out every Friday on the weekly homework sheet with a spelling homework to be completed. The spelling test will be the following Friday.
In our Rivers Topic in Term 5 we will be learning about how rivers are formed and begin to use words to describe the stages of a river. We will also create a mini river system of our own! The children will watch clips and take part in practical lessons to do with the water cycle. They will also work in groups to design, make and test their own bridges as part of a cross curricular lesson involving: English, D.T and Geography.
In our Guided Reading sessions we are continuing to focus on our inference and deduction skills, by looking for clues in the text. There are lots of interesting and exciting books for Year Fives to read and we encourage them to read as much as they can across a range of genres.
To tie-in with our Topic this term the children have been writing in a variety of genres that are tied in with our space theme. They have written diaries from ISS, news reports about solar eclipses and even some short science fiction stories set in the Star Wars universe!
To view the English objectives that we will cover this year, please click on the link below:
The children have now been placed into their new maths sets, and will be working on a differentiated set of lessons, however we are working to ensure that all of the classes are covering the same key skills.
Having worked to ensure a strong grounding in place value and key number skills last term, this term we will be looking at some more advanced skills, including: fractions, decimals, percentages and order of operations. The children will continue to apply their skills to real life problems and within Maths investigations. We will also continue to, where possible, set homework through the ‘MyMaths’ website. We will be giving out weekly homework in the children’s homework books but will now also be using the MyMaths website to upload homework. Click on the link below to access MyMaths (Every child has now been given their logon details for the site, however if you need another copy, please ask your class teacher.)
Note: If you are having problems using MyMaths with Google Chrome, it is because Chrome has recently begun phasing out support for Flash Player within their browser. If this is the case, simply use Internet Explorer, (or Safari for Mac users.) - Mr Bass