Year 5

 Welcome back to Summer Term 1 in Year 5 where our topic is Geography based - "Would you be brave enough to sail around the world?".  Our class text will be Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and the children will be immersed into the physical and emotional problems faced by living on a remote island.  They will use role play to create a Play Script which is this half term's main writing genre. This will increase self-confidence and provide opportunities for all to empathise with the characters. Computing lesson will aim to develop children’s computer skills in the shape of filming, production and editing. A focus on the Japanese artist Hokusai will  add to the children's repertoire of artists around the world with their different styles. Geography links, to the places the “Peggy Sue” visits, will add to children’s knowledge of different locations around the world. Historical links to Hiroshima in Japan will lead to discussions about Peace Day and how this is relevant in today’s atrocities in Ukraine. 

PE this term will be on Wednesdays (Football) and Fridays (Cricket) so please ensure that both indoor and outdoor kits are in school.  Have a look at our Class Blog to view the Medium Term Plan for this topic, where you will find other activities planned for all areas of the curriculum.  You will also find the Challenge Home Learning grid for Year 5, which contains activities to complete at home if your child wishes to do something extra!   This term's Creative Homework Task is to design and make their own island so they can start on this straight away!

 Maths homework will continue on Mathletics; I have been impressed with the children's work on this new system.  Other activities will be added to Seesaw regularly.  Please continue to encourage Home Reading; the Genre Book Challenge is ongoing to widen their reading book choices.   We are looking forward to our visiting author on 27th April, Matt Goodfellow, who was a big hit with the children last year!

Kind regards

Mrs Blomeley




Class Teacher(s)