Class teachers – Mrs Pullen & Mrs Roberts
Welcome back everyone. We hope that you had restful half term break and managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine. It’s hard to believe that we have already reached the final summer half term in Year 5.
In Maths, our student teacher Miss Fearnley will teach the majority of our units on Position, Direction and Units of measure. We will continue to follow the White Rose scheme of learning and Deepening Understanding materials for challenges.
In English, our new fiction book is called The Hunter. The story is about a girl called Jamina, who finds a baby elephant whimpering besides its dead mother one day, whilst she was playing an imaginary game of being a hunter. As Jamina bravely helps the little orphaned elephant, she vows that she will never be a real hunter .
Our Science topic includes researching about the works of Dame Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough. The children will use the internet to inform their research of the two iconic people and will then create and present PowerPoint presentations to the class.
Miss Fearnley will also be teaching our History unit (Islamic Civilization), RE (Judaism) and PE (co teaching athletics with Mr Seary) .PE will take place on a Wednesday morning this half term. In Design Technology, children will take inspiration from our History topic and will have the opportunity to taste, design and make a meal in the traditional style of the Islamic civilization.
Homework will continue to be sent out on a Friday and will be a piece of spelling/ writing work and a piece of Maths which will now be set using Purple Mash.
In the event of our class bubble going down, most home learning will be set on Microsoft Teams. Weekly overviews will be provided detailing the learning for each day along with links to a range of learning platforms such as Whiterose Maths, TT Rockstars, Purple Mash, Rising Stars and Developing Experts. The children have their own individual log ins for the various platforms and have been shown how to access work on all of them. Children can communicate with us using the Teams Posts facility and weekly Teams calls will be scheduled for the children to chat to the teacher as well as one another.
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