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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 Miss Parker.

We are looking forward to an exciting (yet slightly different) Summer Term 2020! 


Our Topic Question for the Summer Term is...


  Is water a superhero?



The text we will be using in our Reading lessons alongside this topic in is

'White Dolphin' by Gill Lewis.


In the second half term, we will learning more about non-fiction texts.


Our writing pieces this term will include: 

writing a recount in the style of a newspaper report and also writing to persuade the reader. In the second half term we will be writing our own narrative and also writing a formal letter to our new teacher!

. We will also further develop our grammar skills using the Rainbow Grammar Approach.  We will also learn about direct and reported speech, modal verbs and verbs in the perfect form. We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.



In the first half term, we will be continuing our learning about Decimals. In the second half term, we will also learn about converting units of measure, properties of shape, position and direction and volume.




Our Science topics will be 'The Circle of life' where we will learn about life processes and life cycles as well as the reproductive cycles of plants and animals.


We will also undertake our RSE (relationships and sex education) during this term. 



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


Is water a superhero? 


Our topic learning will build upon our knowledge of the UK, Europe and the world by revisiting continents and major rivers, seas and oceans. We will then learn about key aspects of rivers and the water cycle. We will then move on to learning about coastal features and how land use may differ in coastal areas compared to other places. We will then learn about human use of natural resources.


Art and D.T


In art, we will be exploring the work of Alfred Wallace, and develop our drawing and sketching skills through this. 


In Design and Technology, we will be learning about cooking and nutrition to produce our own savoury dish.





Our Computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also learn about 3D modelling and concept maps.



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 topics will be 'The return of Spring' and 'The planets'.

Our Music topic will be 'Dancing in the street' and 'Reflect, rewind and replay'. 


In our RE learning, we will this term focus on worship and commitment across different faiths.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! 

This term we will continue to develop our tag rugby and handball skills which will be delivered by a coach from 'Gamesense Notts' and football with Mr Saleh.

UPKS2 P.E day is MONDAY 

Year 5 football is Tuesday.


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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