Welcome to Year 5
Autumn Term 2022
Our team consists of:
Mr Case and Mrs Ouhibi - Class Teachers
Mrs Nankivell - Teaching Assistant
Home Learning Autumn 1
We are all scientists!
This term we are using our areas of scientific enquiry to investigate forces. We will be asking scientific questions and identifying the different types of enquiries we can use to answer them. We will also discover the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction between moving surfaces. We will be recording our predictions and findings in a variety of ways including through drawings and diagrams. We will then move onto exploring how some mechanisms, including pulleys, gears and leavers allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Who are Britain's national parks for?
This term we are investigating the national parks of the UK. We will be identifying common natural features within these national parks and explain why they are referred to as the county's 'breathing spaces'. We will also recognise the special qualities to national parks and reflect on their importance. Finally, we will explore in detail Exmoor and Dartmoor, identifying and recording key physical and human geographical features and compare them to other regions.
This term we will be exploring and creating our own levers.
Our PE lessons this half term will be on Friday, 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!
Home Learning will be issued at the beginning of term and consist of tasks based around English, Maths and Curiosity about or current topic. Children should aim to complete one task from each area. These can be brought in to be shared with the class when completed/ photos can be shared via their portfolios on Class Dojo. The term's spelling patterns and words will be tested on at the end of term via a dictation task.
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.
Mr Case and Mrs Ouhibi