Class Teacher - Ms Gill
Teaching Assistant - Miss Brownbill
Welcome back to a fun-packed Summer Term! Tying in with Spring's Brazilian theme, we are venturing further into the Amazonian Rainforest with our class novel 'Journey to the River Sea'
Literacy and numeracy homework will be given out every Friday with the expectation that it is completed and returned to school for the following Wednesday. Homework is usually based upon class based tasks thus keeping you informed of what your child has been learning that week.
Please ensure that your child has their reading book in school with them everyday as we progress with our 'accelerated reader' programme.
Swimming- Year 5 will go swimming each Wednesday. Can you please ensure that swimming kits and caps are in school on this day.
Topics for Summer Term 2018
Pentecost- Serving - Transformation
Freedom and Responsibility
The children will be using various techniques to persuade their audience to visit Chile, South America.
Children will apply various learned persuasive language devices to their writing, targeting the appropriate audience.
They will complete their own internet research about Chile and analyse existing advertisements for the country.
They will then move on to explore, as part of the persuasive texts unit, letters of complaint.
The children will explore performing poetry and refine their speaking and listening skills. They will be writing their own poem on the theme of Rainforests.
Moving on into the latter part of Summer term the children will be exploring methods to use when writing letters of complaint and to finish our year, will be looking at Myths and Legends with tales of Odysseus.
Class novel - Eva Ibbotson - Journey to the River Sea
During all units, the following basic skills will be taught and applied -
Create and punctuate complex sentences using - Ing openers, ed openers, simile openers.
Demonstrate complex sentences using commas in order to clarify meaning.
Use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph.
Use expanded noun phrases to to convey complicated information concisely
Blend action, dialogue and description within and across paragraphs
Use suffixes -ate, -ise, -ify to convert nouns and adjectives into verbs
Investigate verb prefixes, eg dis-, de-, re-, pre-, mis-, over-...
Develop skills of planning, drafting and writing plus evaluating and editing - see KLIPS document
After refining our fractions knowledge we will move to Decimals and percentages.
Number : Decimals
Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure(for example length, mass, volume and money) using decimal notation, including scaling.
Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents.
Linked to our literacy topic, we will be exploring how humans adapt to their environment with a focus on the Atacama Desert in South America
The children will learn how to use apps to decipher binary codes.
Children will make a piece of headwear, which will offer protection whilst being multifunctional, for a trek through the rainforest.
Swimming - The children will swim each Wednesday Afternoon
Materials and their properties
We will investigate irreversible and reversible changes, and experiment with solubility, durability and suitability of different materials for their purposes.
After studying images of indigenous tribes, the children will create 3D masks using a layering technique. Mimicking decorative designs using paints and a range of tools will follow.
Towns and countries
Maps and direction