Welcome to Class 12
- Miss Wood
I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are looking forward to year five.
In English we will be focusing on 'Taking on the role as responsible citizens'. We will be thinking about how we can have a safe and happy classroom. We will be writing letters to special people and creating our own poems. We will also be producing a documentary in the style of David Attenborough!
We will then move onto persuasive letters whereby we will be focusing on the use of palm oil.
In maths we will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000 and understanding the value of each digit.
We will focus on interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.
Our science topic will be 'Earth and Space'. We will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. We will also carry out an experiment to explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
In geography we will be answering the question: What makes a country appealing to live in? We will carry out a comparison between the United Kingdom and Brazil.
In design and technology we will be designing, making and evaluating our very own marble runs!
In music we will begin to have wind instrument tuition on Wednesday afternoons.
In French we will be 'Getting to know you'.
In outdoor PE we will be focusing on orienteering. In indoor PE we will be learning different dance styles.
Outdoor PE will be every Tuesday and indoor PE will be every Friday. Girls can you please remember to tie your hair back for PE.
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 Friday.
Our weekly spelling test will be on a Thursday.
Please encourage your child to visit the website Times Table Rock Stars whereby they can practice their times table skills.
Your child has access to MyMaths too. They will be able to practice a range of mathematical skills.
It would be great if you could also listen to them read everyday.