Class 5 – Pay de la Loire
 
English
In Class 5 we will start by learning about report writing. We will link this to our theme work on The Romans and will write non-chronological reports about the Roman way of life in Britain and how this has impacted on our life today. This piece of writing will link to our theme work.
Later in the term, we will be writing explanation texts and will write about how light travels and how we see things. This piece of writing will link to our science work.
Finally, we will finish the term by writing a narrative piece based around our novel Carrie’s War.
Alongside this, we will be improving our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, punctuation and grammar.  
 
Mathematics
We will start the term by learning about short and long multiplication and division. We will apply this knowledge to real life problems.
Later in the term, we will develop our knowledge and application of fractions and decimals. 
 
Science
The focus for this term is ‘Light.’ This topic explores light, shadows and how we see things. It involves lots of investigative work and opportunities to develop scientific enquiry skills.       
 
Theme
Our theme this term is The Romans. This topic will include looking at timelines and dates. It will explore how the Romans lived and what they brought to Britain that we still use today. We will have the opportunity to look at artefacts and will create Roman clay pots. We will also have visitors in to school and will have the chance to dress up and engage in role play and drama.    
 
RE
This term the children will be learning about Christianity. We will be learning about the key messages in the Bible and what this teaches Christians. 
 
PE
PE, this term will be games, with a focus on tag rugby and basketball. PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Occasionally, PE may have to be on a different day, so I should therefore be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. This term children will be provided with the opportunity to acquire, develop and refine skills taught alongside an external coach. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions. 
 
Homework
 
Year 5 - Homework will be set every Friday. I would appreciate it if the homework could be completed and returned to school on Monday. It will consist of Mathematics and English. The Mathematics and English will be targeted at giving pupils a chance to practice what they have learnt in class or introducing them to a forthcoming topic.
 
Year 6 - There will be a short piece of maths or grammar homework set every night for Year 6 (Monday- Thursday). This will be collected in and marked every Thursday. An additional piece of reading comprehension homework will be set each Friday, which will need to be completed over the weekend and returned by Monday.