Curriculum Information – Spring Term 2020
This half-term we will be immersing ourselves in the book ‘ Wonder’ by RJ Palacio. During our reading we will be focusing on the VIPER skills that help us become better readers.
Our writing focus will be narratives (stories). We will be using a range of texts and video clips as a stimulus for writing, Our targets will be:
In spring 1 the children will be enhancing their skills in shape, place value, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and beginning to extend their knowledge of fractions this half-term.
Topic (Geography & Art)
This half-term, our topic is ‘Come fly with me’. During this topic, we will be focussing on:
We will be learning about how different faiths interpret ‘Values’. We will find out what values are for different faiths (Christian, Muslim & Humanist) and identify how they are similar and different.
During this half term, year 5 will look at ‘Celebrating differences’. This will focus on bullying, stereotyping and racism.
Year 5 have Indoor PE on Thursday.
If your children wear small studs for school, please ensure they are removed before school on PE days. PE kit must be in school on these days.
Homework will be sent out on a Monday to be returned by the following Monday.
Children should also ensure that they read and complete their reading journals every day. We would recommend that they read to an adult or older sibling at least twice a week and feedback can be given in the space in the learning journals.
Continuing reading – It is vital that children in Year 5 continue to read at home regularly. Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis.
Wb 13th January 2020 – All After school clubs start
7th February 2020 – Training Day – School closed to pupils
11th February 2020 – Learning in Action Yrs R, 2, 4, 6
12th February 2020 – Learning in Action Yrs 1, 3, 5
13th February 2020 – Parent Coffee Morning 9 -10am
14th February 2020 – School closes for Half term.
What do we need?
If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 5 team.
Ms S Hall & Ms S Young
Year 5 Learning Support
Miss N Pedder & Mrs L Wright
Year 5 Teachers