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Panthers Y5

Welcome to Panthers Class!
"Let's go Panthers, let's go!"


We are the Positive Panthers and we are a year 5 class.  Our teacher is Mr Matthews and the teaching assistants who will work with us in some of our learning will be Mrs Allwood and Mrs Cheetham.

We are looking forward to a super Autumn Term 2019! 


Our Topic Question for the Autumn Term is...


  Who were braver: the Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons or the Scots?




In English, our class text will be

'Viking Boy' by Tony Bradman.


In our Reading lessons, we will be reading "Beowulf" by Michael Morpurgo.



Our writing pieces this term will include: 

character description, instruction writing, setting description and dialogue writing based on the film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.  We will also further develop our grammar skills using the Rainbow Grammar Approach.  We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.


Whilst continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge around different sentence types, we will also learn about pronouns, apostrophes, fronted adverbials and relative clauses. 



In Maths, we will be learning about place value, rounding, Roman Numerals, addition and subtraction including decimals, ordering and comparing numbers. We will also continue to develop our arithmetic skills, including times tables.  




Our Science topics will be 'Get Sorted', 'Everyday Materials', 'All Change' and 'Marvellous Mixtures' 







Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


Who were the braver: The Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings or the Scots? 


Our topic learning will build upon our work in our previous learning by exploring Britain's history after the Romans. We will explore the impact the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings had on our History and also the role the Scots played in this.


Art and D.T


In Design and Technology, we will be developing our sketching skills to design and create our own Dragon to support our writing. We will enhance these by colouring them using pastels and chalks. We will also be creating a Viking Longship collage and use a range of watercolour techniques.





Our Computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also be developing our coding skills to design our own game! 



We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.


Music and MFL

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our French and Music.

Our French topic will be 'On the way to school' and 'I am the music man'.

Our Music topic will be 'Living on a prayer' and 'Classroom Jazz'. 


In our RE learning, we will this term will focus on Christianity whilst we undertake the Bible Explorers program, focusing on the Old Testament.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! 

This term we will be focussing on developing our tag rugby skills which will be delivered by a coach from 'Gamesense Notts'.



Reading at home


Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account on the activelearn website.



Every Friday Panthers will have  homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.


Please make sure you have your reading diary with you for the spelling test on Friday.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.

Most of all we will be having lots of fun in class!




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