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Miss Rockett (5R)
Mr Postin (5P)
Mr Hayat (5H)
Mrs Sherwood (PPA cover)
Mrs Brighton (PPA cover)
Miss Hinton (PPA/PE cover)
Mrs Kaur (1:1 Support)
Our topic for this term is 'Out of this World- Space '. During this topic, the children will be developing a chronological knowledge of world history and where the 'Space Race' fits into this and how it continues today. We will explore the achievements of the scientists, engineers and mathematicians and how they have impacted on the world today. Children will also become aware of the different Space Agencies, where they are in the world and what their purpose is. The educational visit to the 'Space Centre' will provide children with knowledge and understanding of The Moon and the planets in the Solar System.
Our historical topic in the second half of the term will be 'The Tudors'. The children will develop further their understanding of chronology and where the Tudors fit into their timeline.Children will use primary and secondary sources in order to question and discuss why people think this happened in 'The Tudors'. Henry VIII, his wives and the reign of Elizabeth I will be investigated through historians eyes. Children will also use their knowledge of Tudor times to create a village using their DT skills.
In art the children will be looking at the genre of Manga and the works of Oscar winning artist Hayao Miyazaki. The children will develop both water colour and acrylic painting techniques, as well as using IT to create images too.
We will be studying how to write poetry, newspaper reports, a narrative text and persuasive texts . We will be exploring a range of sentence types, subordinate clauses and vocabulary. Spelling and grammar will be included in every lesson as well as experimenting with a range of punctuation and manipulation of sentences and word order. We will be encouraging children to develop their inferential skills and the detail of their written responses during weekly reading comprehension and guided reading sessions.
We will continue to develop our mastery approach to mathematics developing their reasoning, problem solving and fluency. We will be developing area and perimeter. Children will be calculating rectilinear shapes and using formula to work out the areas of squares and rectangles. We will consolidate the learning from Year 4 and start to bridge the gaps from missing units. The four operations will be covered throughout the term along with interpreting data and area and perimeter. They will need to continue to learn their times tables up to 12x12. Each week we will focus on a mathematical concept in arithmetic to consolidate their understanding. Weekly Times Table Rockstar battles will also be set up for the children to participate and compete in.
PE kits should be in school at all times. Children will take them home at half term to be washed and ready for the next half term. The kit should include: a white t-shirt, royal blue shorts and black PE pumps. Plain black or navy jogging bottoms can be worn in the winter. PE kits can be purchased from the office. Please make sure that your child takes off any jewellery before coming into school. If your child is unable to participate in PE, please send them in with a note.
PE lessons take place on:
5P - Wednesday PM
5H - Wednesday PM
5R - Thursday PM (Miss Hinton)
Homework is set every week online. For Maths homework, we will be encouraging children to use Times Table Rockstars, which will be set on a Monday to the following Sunday. English/Maths/Topic homework task will be alternated and set each week, using either Purple Mash or Education City. Some additional homework may be asked for throughout the term which will be prompts for in class work.
Please encourage your child to read daily and listen to them at least once a week and sign their reading diary. Every Friday, the class teacher will sign their reading diaries, please ensure they bring them in to school on this day.
Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday morning.
At the start of every half term, a spelling list will be sent home with your child. Please ensure that your child learns their spellings and are tested on them at home where possible. The spellings can also be found below, in case your child loses their copy.
Please find the link below to all of the spelling lists for the Spring term. Try to find the definition of the words and use them within a sentence, as this can help to broaden the children's vocabulary within lessons. The children will be tested on their spellings every Friday morning.
For the latest up-to-date news and events please link the school calendar to your personal calendar at our website:
Tuesday 4th January - Term Starts
Monday 10th January- 5P Space Centre Visit
Monday 10th January- 5R and 5H School Nurse Visit (5P to be rescheduled)
Wednesday 12th January -5H Space Centre Visit
Thursday 13th January- 5R Space Centre Visit
Thursday 27th January-CHOIR ONLY Young Voices
Thursday 3rd February- Walsall Art Gallery Workshop (TBC)
Friday 4th February- Walsall Art Gallery Workshop (TBC)
Thursday 17th February- Break up for half-term
Friday 18th February- INSET Day
Monday 28th February - Beginning of Spring 2 Term Starts
Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day
Tuesday 15th March- Parent Consultation
Wednesday 16th March- Parent Consultation
Friday 8th April- Spring Term ends
More dates to follow soon.
Please note, some events may have to be cancelled or rescheduled due to Covid-19.
For the spellings k from the french complete games from Spelling frame Year 3 and 4 spelling rule 17
For the spellings ch words that make a k sound, complete games from Spelling frame Year 3 and 4 spelling rule 15.
For the spellings ch words with an sh sound, complete games fromSpelling frame Year 3 and 4 spelling rule 16.
You will continue to have paper spelling tests weekly on a Friday. This is to ensure that your letter formation and handwriting is clear and precise.
Enjoy the activities. Do as many as you like.
If you know you need extra practise with certain spelling patterns and rules, or you just want to challenge yourself then you can complete extra games.
Please can you encourage and remind children to wear black school shoes to school and not trainers. Our children look so smart when they are in full school uniform and we would like the same standards for everyone.
Also, a gentle reminder that mobile phones are not permitted to be brought into school. If there is a particular reason why your child needs to bring a phone into school, please speak to the office staff as there are certain conditions that are outlined in a letter and a form needs to be signed.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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