Mrs Willacy







Mrs Willacy

Autumn Term 2017

In Class 4 we are preparing ourselves for a very busy term. Firstly, many of the Year 5 children will be off on their first school residential trip to Robinwood, an outward bound centre in Alston.

In Literacy we will be reading traditional tales and our Power of Reading text will be The Odyssey and this will support all aspects of our writing and will inform a Big Write which will be to write a traditional tale of our own.   In Guided Reading we will be studying the work of significant children’s authors and will be reading books by Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo.

In maths we will continue to develop our key skills to solve problems and puzzles and will also be using recipes to help us with our work on ratio and proportion. We will continue to create our own word problems and this term they will involve weight and capacity.   Our key focus will be to learn our tables and apply that knowledge throughout the maths curriculum.  In the second half of the term our focus will be written calculation, and in particular multiplication and division.

Our science topics this term is Materials, dissolving and Reversible and Irreversible Changes so we will be looking at the process our decorations go through as we make them and will decided which of these changes are reversible and which are irreversible.

We will also be reviewing a range of ICT programmes and choosing the most effective way of presenting our findings.

Our topic in the first half of the term will be Ancient Greece.  As usual, we will plan and complete a range of activities to develop our history and geography keys skills. However, we will be taking an enquiry led approach to our topic work.  To complete their project the children will generate their own questions and plan and conduct their own research using a variety of information sources. 

In the second half of the term our topic will be Design Technology and we will be making bread. We will be designing, building and evaluating a product of our own. We will also be researching the history of bread in the home both in the UK and abroad as part of our Enquiry Led Learning.  In literacy we will be writing news reports using our findings and instructions for making bread.  

For PE the children will need there full outdoor and indoor kit in school each week.

As part of our PE provision we will be swimming for 10 weeks and a text with all the dates will be sent at the beginning of term.


Spelling homework will be given on a Thursday to help prepare for our spelling test on the following Thursday. 

Maths homework will be given out on Friday to be completed over the weekend and handed in on the following Monday.


Nicola Willacy