Welcome to Class 5!
We hope you've had a great summer holidays and we look forward to an exciting year ahead!
Staff: Miss Cass - Class Teacher
Miss Butler - Teaching Assistant
Mr Evans - Teacher
Out topic for the Spring term will be
'The Vikings: Were they vicious or victorious'
This work will include History, Geography, Maths, English, Art and DT
In English we will be reading the story 'How to train your dragon' were we will focus on developing our skills in both fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be writing narratives including a focus on speech, description and story telling. We will also look at the link with our topic Vikings and focus on non-fiction texts which will include writing a set of instructions, reports and persuasive letters. We will be working hard on our reading skills and developing our spelling, punctuation and grammar.
In Maths we will be developing our fractions knowledge including improving our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. We will also be investigating shapes and their measurements including angles, perimeter and area. We will continue to work on our mental maths skills and develop our written calculation methods.
In Science we will be learning about Earth and Space investigating the solar system and exploring this through scientific enquiry.
In Geography we will be naming and locating counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions including countries within Europe were Vikings originated.
In History we will be investigating the Vikings, ordering key events, comparing their lifestyle to our own and researching key historical moments within the era.
In Art we will experimenting with line, tone and shade and we will be studying simple ways of perspective drawing. We will also be focusing on the work of Michelangelo.
In DT we will be developing bread based on recipes from the Viking era.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon. The children will need their 'outdoor P.E. kits'. We will also be participating in 'Beth Tweddle's Gymnastics' every Thursday afternoon of the Spring term and therefore will need the appropriate indoor kit.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.