Class 5 – Les Loutres
In Class 5 we will start by looking at narrative- folk tales and legends. We will link this to our theme work on Wales and will write our own legends set in Wales and the Welsh culture.
Later in the term, we will be writing explanation texts about how sound travels and how the human ear works. This will link with our science topic.
Finally, we will finish the term by exploring narrative poetry. We will explore the poem ‘The Highwayman’ and will then write our own narrative poetry.
Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, punctuation and grammar.
We will start the term by looking at place value, which includes reading and writing large numbers, rounding and multiplying by 10, 100 1000, 10 000 and 100 000. Our work with place value will also include decimals.
Later in the term, we will continue to develop our knowledge and application of number, and will work on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). This will include mental maths and formal calculations.
The focus for this term is ‘Sound.’ This topic explores how sound is made, how it travels and how we hear sounds. It also involves looking at pitch and volume and how the ear works. We will also look to further develop our investigative science skills, such as working accurately, planning fair tests, making observations, recording results in various ways and describing and explaining our results.
Our theme this term is Wales. This topic will include map and atlas work; exploring the physical and human features of Wales, such as: looking at tourism in Snowdonia; looking at the major towns and cities in Wales and finding out more about Welsh culture and traditions.
This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be looking at the Big Frieze again and how this represents the Bible. We will be exploring different Christian beliefs about God and Jesus and why the Bible is important to Christians.
PE, this term will be games, with a focus on football. PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Due to the current circumstances, children should come in to school wearing their PE kits on a Wednesday please. This includes trainers and clothes that are appropriate for the weather.
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, long hair needs to be tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions.
This terms PSHE will focus on mental health and well-being. These lessons help the children to develop more awareness of their own feelings and how they can help themselves to feel better of they are feeling cross, frustrated or sad. They also teach them that looking after their mental health is as important as looking after their physical health. It encourages them to talk to trusted adults if they are struggling with their own feelings.
Due to the current covid-19 situation, we need to try to restrict the movement of items between home and school. This includes reading books and homework books. So as a school, we have decided that for this term all homework will be set via Purple Mash. Class 5 will be set times tables, English and maths each week. This will be set on a Monday and will need to be completed by Sunday please.
The children are able to bring reading books home this term but will be required to place them in a quarantine box once they return them to school. They can be returned to school on any day.