Teachers: Ms Marsh and Mr Young
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brice
The Autumn term is always an exciting time. The beginning of a new school year gives us all a chance to make a new start and to learn new things - A chance to be the best that we can be. This term our topic will be Anglo Saxons and we will be taking a look at the life and times of the people, how they lived and survived and who they really were. It will be a stimulating and informative topic, with opportunities for individual research and class and group activities. We are very much looking forward to revisiting this period of history and bringing it to life for the children.
In Literacy we will be looking at a variety of different texts and genres. We will begin by looking at the ‘Jungle book’ and the ‘Just so’ Stories by Rudyard Kipling and the children will have an opportunity to create their own ‘Just so’ story based on the ideas and structures of the Kipling text.
We will of course, continue with the spelling grammar and punctuation for Year five. All children will have their own literacy pack containing spelling, punctuation and grammar information appropriate to Year 5 and they will use this to support their literacy.
Our class reader will be ‘Floodlands’ by Marcus Sedgwick. This is a fascinating and gripping account of a young girl’s experiences after the country is completely flooded and the structure of society disintegrates.
All children will of course have their own reading book and reading will be monitored on an individual basis and through guided reading.
In mathematics ,pupils will be focussing on number systems, both our modern decimals and more ancient numerals.
We will be working with whole numbers and decimals using the four operations of arithmetic. We will use mental, as well as paper and pencil methods, to calculate and be able to estimate answers so we can check our accuracy.
We will be working with both imperial and metric measuring systems using calculation for areas of different plane shapes, as well as converting between different units of measurement.
In science, we will be concentrating on the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects and the reproductive cycle of both plants and animals. We will also consider the changes that take place within human beings with increasing age.
PE will be on Wednesday and Friday afternoons – please make sure your children have their kits in school.
We are also looking forward to doing our class assembly on Friday 10th November.
This promises to be a great term with lots of opportunities for the children to develop their knowledge, skills and experiences and to grow and develop as individuals and members of our school.
We are very excited about the term ahead and, after such a positive start on our move up day, we feel we all have much to look forward to.
Caricatures featured are drawn by the winners of a class competition.