Autumn Term 2018
A big welcome back to all the children in class 5 after a lovely summer break. We are now ready to get stuck in to our learning this term.
In Maths, we will be covering all the basics of calculation and place value, which will allow us to make good progress throughout the rest of the year. Homework will be on a Tuesday for Year 5 and Tuesdays/Fridays for Year 6 – if you have any queries about homework; please pop a note in your child’s reading record/homework diary or pop in to see me.
We will be looking at a variety of texts in literacy with The Lady of Shalott being our first. Weekly spellings will also be sent home for the children to learn.
In the autumn term we will be learning about The Mayan Civilisation in our history work with our science topic being about electricity and light. We will be working in an interesting and open-ended manner, which will allow the children to follow their own interests whilst still meeting the needs of the national curriculum. In the second half of term we will be making bridges in Design technology before the run up to Christmas.
Our Year 6 children will also be offered the opportunity to become buddies for children with additional needs. This is a great responsibility for the children and encourages a caring and mature attitude – The children love it too!