Welcome to Class 12
In English we will begin by writing persuasive letters on a range of topics that link to our units of learning. We will then move onto writing an opening of a mystery story using The Woman in White written by Wilkie Collins, as inspiration.
In maths we will be focusing on decimal fractions. We will identify tenths and hundredths as part of a whole and describe and write decimal numbers with tenths and hundredths in different ways. We will then move onto money and negative numbers.
In science we will be looking at Earth and Space. We will look at our solar system and describe the movement of the Earth and the moon. We will explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. On Thursday 13th October we will be visiting Jodrell Bank to enhance our learning further.
In Geography we will be answering the question - What makes a country appealing to live in? We will be carrying out a comparison between the United Kingdom and Brazil.
In Design and Technology we will be making and evaluating our very own marble runs.
In music we will begin with our wind instrument tuition with peripatetic instructors. This will take place every Wednesday afternoon.
In French we will be answering the question - Which school subjects do I like or dislike?
In outdoor PE we will be answering the question - How can I begin to develop a more than just me attitude during competitive sports?
In indoor PE we will be focusing on - How can I reflect on my individual and team performance?
Outdoor PE will be every Monday and indoor PE will be every Thursday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on those days. Girls can you please remember to tie your hair back too.
From Monday 12th September until Monday 5th December Year 5 will be going swimming on Monday afternoons. Please remember to bring your swimming kits. We ask that children come to school in their school uniform instead of their PE clothes on those dates. Thank you.
Also on the morning of Friday 7th October it will be our class assembly. I will send further details nearer the time.
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 Friday.