· PE is on Monday and Thursday.
· Homework is given out on Friday and should be returned on Wednesday.
· Mental maths and spelling tests are on Friday.
· Children will visit the school library each week. Please see the Year 5 newsletter for class times.
· Children will change their reading book each week. Children have been told what day they will change their reading book.
In Spring 1, we will learn about the genres of poetry, fables and writing letters to persuade. Our core texts are Tyger Tyger by William Blake, the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling and the Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. In Spring 2 we will learn about free verse poetry, non-chronological and chronological reports.
We follow the Destination Reader scheme for Reading. We will continue to develop our fluency and comprehension skills as readers through daily practise and a weekly comprehension.
In Spring 1, our topic is Animals Including Humans. The children will learn about life cycles. They will be able to describe changes as humans develop to old age. In Spring 2 our topic is Living Things and their Habitats. The children will learn about the differences between life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insets and birds.
In Spring 1, our topic is rainforests. We will compare the Amazon rainforest with Epping Forest. In Spring 2, we will conduct our country study. In year 5 we learn about Brazil. We will learn about the physical and human aspects of this South American country.
In RE we follow the Waltham Forest agreed SACRE scheme. This term, children will learn about Judaism and places of worship.
In French the children will learn the names of classroom items, subjects and rooms around the school. They will learn to conjugate the verbs être and aller and how to ask simple questions
In Art we will develop our painting skills. Children will create imaginative paintings in response to a range of stimuli. They will be able to identify primary, secondary complementary and contrasting colours. They will confidently mix a range of colours and tones.
In DT we will learn about mechanisms. Children will design, make, and evaluate skills to create a working mechanism. They will learn what gears and pulleys are and begin to understand how they are used.
In Music we follow the Charanga scheme. This term we will look at the units “Composing and Chords” and “Enjoying Musical Styles.”
In Computing, children will learn to use IT to conduct surveys and develop their word processing skills.
In PE children will focus on gymnastics and dance.
In RHE we follow the 1Decision scheme. This term we will look at the units Computer Safety and Staying Safe.