Welcome to Year 5
Summer Term 2022
Our team consists of:
Mrs Lavis and Mrs Ouhibi - Class Teachers
Mrs Chapman - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tanner - Teaching Assistant
Overview and Home Learning
Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?
This term we are learning about why jungles are so wet and deserts so dry. We will start by observing, describing and explaining the pattern of climate in the UK. We will then identify and begin to offer reasons for the different types of climate around the world. We will compare and contrast the temperature and rainfall data in different climates and construct a climate graph. Finally, we will explore and explain why tropical rainforests have so much rainfall as well as explain why deserts are the driest inhabited places in the world and explore how plants and animals have adapted to the climate.
Our Science topic this term is forces. We will be exploring gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. Firstly, we will look at how we can answer questions differently in science, then how to plan and record a fair test to answer series of questions on air resistance, water resistance and friction and why repeating our test is important. We will also be using a number of simple mechanisms to explain how a small force can have a great effect.
The artist we will be exploring this term is Banksy.
This term we will be looking into different types of packaging and what materials would be efficient and recyclable when creating our own packaging.
Our PE lessons this half term will be on Thursday, please make sure you wear PE kit in to school on these days.
The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!
If you have any concerns, or question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached through Class Dojo, or the school telephone number. We are usually in the playground most days after school , or from 8.30am in the morning.
Mrs Lavis and Mrs Ouhibi