Miss Malton's Class 2020 - 2021
Welcome back to the Summer Term!
It was an exciting time when you all returned to school during the Spring Term. Well done for all of the hard work you have done; you all settled back into school brilliantly and should be very proud of what you have achieved so far.
As we move forward into our Summer Term, we have some fantastic activities planned across the curriculum.
I hope you are looking forward to them as much as I am.
During the Summer Term, we will be continuing with our class book, Journey to the River Sea.
An exciting, page-turning book that I am very much looking forward to reading and sharing with you.
Journey to the River Sea, written by Eva Ibbotson, is a brilliant story about a young, orphaned girl called Maia, who finds herself in the care of her distant relatives, far away from the home she once knew. Maia falls in love with her new home in South America, where she discovers a whole new world in the rainforests. We will be using this exciting story to enhance not only our writing, but other areas of the curriculum.
We will be learning about Henri Rousseau, whose renowned rainforest and jungle artwork will provide us with inspiration for our art work. We will also use our Geography activities to learn about the rainforests on our planet.
Following our theme on rainforests, Science will lead from Evolution and Inheritance to Living Things in their Habitats, where we will discover some of the animals that live in there. We will continue to research and discover amazing facts about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in our History, including designing our very own Longboat. In R.E, we will be continuing with Christianity, deepening our understanding of their practices and beliefs.
For further information about topics to be covered this year, please find the Spring Term planner attached, as well as our Yearly Overview to see what is coming next. Please remember, that some topics have been switched between the Spring and Summer Terms.
Our PE lessons this half term will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please make sure you come into school on both of those days in your school PE Kit.
As a reminder for general PE kit:
Outdoor Kit: Trainers, black track suit bottoms with the school logo or black shorts (weather dependent), yellow school t-Shirt and black or green school jumper.
Indoor Kit: Pumps, black shorts and a yellow school t-Shirt.
This half term we have PPA on a Tuesday afternoon. On these afternoons, as well as PE with Mr Bundy, you will also have French and Music and Mrs Godley.
Homework will be sent home every week on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Wednesday. Details of the weekly homework can be found on our Brain Builder which you can find on our class page weekly. Homework will include spellings and timestables, both of which are tested on Friday. Maths is set online using MyMaths or Purple Mash; Grammar skills can be completed in the book sent home and there is an online comprehension set using Bedrock Learning. If your child is experiencing difficulty in accessing online homework then please do let me know.
Staying hydrated massively helps to maintain concentration levels. So, please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school every day and that it is clearly identifiable. At the end of each day, please take your bottle home and wash and refill it for the next day.
Reading Record Diaries
Please read at least 4 times, at home, every week. As you make your way through Year 5, we would like you to gain more independence as you record in your diary what you have read, everytime you read. If you would like an adult at home to leave a comment or sign that you have read, that is absolutely fine. Remember to bring your reading Records into school every day.
Our Weekly Learning Journal
WB: 19th April 2021
English - This term, we will be continuing with our new book Journey to the River Sea.
We have been looking at the character of Miss Minton and we will be continuing to use writing features such as metaphors, similes, adjectives, expanded noun phrases and higher level punctuation to enhance our writing as we begin our descriptions of the market place.
Maths - This week we will be continuing our work on decimals. We will be learning how to convert fractions to decimals, as well as how to add and subtract decimal numbers.
Science - This term we will be continuing with our topic Inheritance and Evolution. This week, we will be looking at adaptation and how it can be advantageous.
History - This term we are looking at the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. This week, we are starting to look at Law and Punishment.
Geography - This term we are discovering all about Rivers. This week, we will continue to focus on dams and their uses.
Music/French - This term Mrs Godley will be teaching us Music and French.
PE - This term we will be doing Cricket with Mr Bundy on Tuesdays. You will also be focusing on Rounders on a Friday with Miss Malton.
COMPUTING - This term, we will be looking at databases. This week, we will be starting to think about how to create our own database using Purple Mash.
RE - We are continuing with our topic on Christianity. This week, we will be looking at the Ten Commandments and what they mean to Christians.
Dates for your Diary
If you require any further information about or have any questions, please let me know. I can be contacted through the school office using the email address or phone number below:
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