Welcome to Class 12 - Miss Wood

Our topic for this half term is

To Infinity and Beyond

In English we will be focusing on discussion texts. We will look at how to write and present a reasoned and balanced view to answer a range of questions relating to our topic (Earth and space). We will discuss whether space exploration is a waste of money and if the moon landing really happened. Finally we will discuss whether it is right to send animals into space.   

In maths we will continue to look at fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. We will also be reading and writing decimal numbers as fractions. We will then move onto decimals and percentages. We will read, write, order, compare and solve problems with numbers that have up to three decimal places. We will write percentages as fractions with the denominator 100 and as a decimal.

Our science topic is Earth and Space. We will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth. We will also spend time explaining day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

In art we will be continuing with street art and then move on to creating 'planetscapes' using acrylics.  

In music we will continue to have our instrument tuition on Tuesday afternoons and spend time learning the songs for the Big Sing, which is on Wednesday 13th March.

In PE we will be learning how to train like an astronaut and how to moon walk! We will also be furthering our gymnastics skills by creating and evaluating sequences using apparatus.  

Physical Education

PE will be every Wednesday and Thursday but please ensure you have your PE kit in school at all times. Girls can you also please remember to tie your hair back.

On Wednesday 27th March Year 5 will be visiting The Clonter Opera Theatre in Congleton. Each class will be performing a short play based on space. The children have already taken part in a set and lighting design workshop and a music workshop. We are very excited to take part in the final performance.

HOMEWORK

We will send homework home on a Friday. The children will have a new spelling list and a maths book each week. They will also have a grammar and comprehension homework on alternate weeks. Please ensure their completed homework is returned for marking by the following Thursday.

 

Our weekly spelling test will also be on a Thursday.

 

Please encourage your child to visit the website Times Table rockstars whereby they can practice their times table skills and listen to them read everyday. Thank you.

Miss Wood