In English this week, we will be exploring poetry and creating our own poems based on the mythical creatures which appear in Greek myths and legends. We will explore how they are written and the unusual structures they sometimes follow. Then, we will develop our understanding of rhyming words, before writing our own poems.
In Maths this week, we will continue to explore the place value of ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths which we began in the week before the end of term. We will consolidate our knowledge again through practical lessons where we can really visualise and understand the maths. We will solve problems using our understanding and then begin to look at rounding to the nearest tenth and then hundredth. We will use strategies previously learnt for rounding and apply them to this new context.
Welcome back after the school Christmas holidays, and we hope all our children have had a relaxing, enjoyable break. Our new topic this half term is Earth and Beyond, one which we am sure the children will find enjoyable and engaging. Our main focus within this topic will be outer space and exploring our universe and the Earth’s place in it.
In English, we will be looking at narratives and non-chronological reports. In the narrative, we will be using the story Lost and Found and innovating our own version. Our main goal for these weeks will be to learn how to punctuate direct speech and how to integrate action into dialogue – something which can be tricky, but we know that our children will challenge themselves to learn the technique! Next, in our non-chronological reports, we will create our own space school, using Hogwarts and our space knowledge as inspiration.
As part of our topic, we have designed a really engaging unit of work in Science. The Year 5 children will have the chance to explore our knowledge of celestial bodies, investigating the how we conduct research as scientists and what makes up our universe.
This half term promises to be a very busy, yet exciting one. We also have our year group assembly coming up, which we will begin practising and preparing very soon. We are also looking forward to starting up our poetry assemblies again and have some cracking poems to sink our teeth into! We will continue to expect children to read at home daily and cannot stress how important this is as we start the push towards Year 6. Before Christmas, we challenged our children to learn their times tables, particularly in preparation for tackling fractions this term (it’s never too late to start!), so please encourage your child to become experts!
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Year 5 staff.
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