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Year 5

Autumn 2:

Welcome back!  It’s lovely to see the children after the break and great to see that they are ready for the next half term at school.  Our topic this half term is ‘A Kingdom United’ and links to English, Maths, Geography, History, PE, Music and Computing.  We will be looking at the countries and counties which are a part of Great Britain and the UK and locating them on maps.  We will also be using I pads to research these countries and counties in more detail as well as making presentations about them. We will be making persuasive videos and delivering presentations to ‘Dragon’s Den’ about local tourist attractions.

We will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and the influence that they had over our country.  We will be learning the National Anthem and composing our own school anthems as well as learning a traditional dance from England.

The children will additionally be continuing our Science topic from last half term, however the focus will now be upon irreversible changes.  Within this topic the children will be introduced to and using subject specific vocabulary.  I would be extremely grateful if you could discuss the words on the newsletter with your child at home and see if they can tell you what they mean and have a go at spelling them!

Autumn 1:

Welcome to Indigo Class!  It’s great to see all of the children back after the summer break and good to see that Indigo Class is ready for a new school year at Willow Lane.  The Year 5 team this year consists of Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Powell.  Everyone is settling in well and we are excited for this half term’s topic

As part of our food topic we have lots of fun activities planned.  Our topic links to English, Maths, Science, Geography, Art and Computing.  We will be looking at where in the world different foods come from and locating them on maps and globes.  We will also be using I pads to research these foods and countries in more detail.  We will be carrying out lots of scientific experiments looking at reversible and irreversible changes with food and working as teams to create apparatus to help us to do this.  We will be reading the book ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and as part of this we will be designing and making food to share with you at our ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’!  We will be writing about what we have learnt on the school blog and finally we will be creating ‘pop art’ style food art which will include images of all of our favourite foods!  Within this topic the children will be introduced to and using subject specific vocabulary.

Please encourage your child to have a look at the creative homework ideas that are given and choose one that they would like to complete.  We look forward to sharing with the rest of the school what the children produce!  I would also appreciate it if you could encourage your child to read daily and record what they have read in their diaries.