We are the Cheeky Cheetahs.
Miss Beighton is our class teacher and Mrs Hawkins is our teaching assistant.
We are so excited to be in Year 5 and are looking forward to a busy but brilliant Summer Term.
Is water a superhero?
Our Summer topic is centred around geography and we will be focusing on water, rivers and water cycles. We’ll be putting this into the wider context of the world and using maps to revisit the 7 continents, 5 oceans and where they are in the world. We will also explore our local area using maps and six figure grid references.
A lot of our English writing and reading this term will be inspired by our topic. We’ll be revisiting lots of different skills and learning some more throughout lots of engaging pieces of writing including poetry, newspaper reports and some more creative pieces.
As we have made the jump to upper key stage two it’s important that our expectations and level of challenge have increased too. We will be using a wide range of texts to develop retrieval, inference and prediction skills with a huge focus on vocabulary. To compliment our topic we will be reading the lovely ‘White Dolphin’ by Gill Lewis which has lots of complex themes as well as interesting characters to learn more about.
We love maths in year 5! This half term will be all about decimals, converting units and checking in on the other skills that we have learnt throughout year 5. We will also focus on our problem solving skills and digging deeper into our mathematical understanding.
This half term we will be investigating life cycles of different members of the animal kingdom such as mammals, amphibians and birds. We will also consider the part that humans play in the life cycle of these animals and how we can help or hinder their existence.
As well as being reminded of the importance of e-safety online, we will be learning more about computer systems and networks.
Art and DT
We are very excited about our Art/DT project this half term. We will begin by learning about the style of Alfred Wallis and working on our own projects using his artwork as our inspiration. In DT we will be learning about healthy eating at having a go at trying out a few different ideas.
In the summer term we will be using the RE skills developed in our Bible Explorers workshops to answer some big questions and consider how religious beliefs can impact the everyday lives of people. We will be focusing on the beliefs of the Islamic and Hindu faith.
This term we are going to be focusing on athletics skills in our weekly lessons with Mr Saleh and dance skills in our sessions with Lauren.
Weekly homework and spellings will always be on Seesaw. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.
PE is every Tuesday and Thursday this term we are outdoors on Tuesdays and indoors on Thursdays.
Please can children come to school in their PE kit- a plain white or red t-shirt and black joggers. Please make sure children can remove their own earrings and hair is tied up. They can wear gripper socks on Thursdays.
Every Thursday – Reading Record check and homework check.
Every Friday – Spelling test.
Every Friday- Homework is set and the previous week due.