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Indigo - Year 5

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Literacy and Maths

This half term, we will working on a dual narrative called The Hunter and The Hunted, and then move onto explanation texts, where we will look at how facts and humour combine in Horrible History books, before having a go at writing our own examples in this style.

In maths, we will be starting the year by looking at place value, including Roman Numerals, and addition and subtraction, including using lots of tried and tested methods.

Wider Curriculum

This half term, we will be learning about:

RE: If God is everywhere, why go to a place of Worship?

Science: Can you feel the force? (Pulleys, levers and gears)

History: Changes to Britain: Vikings vs Anglo-Saxons

Computing: Word Processing and Spreadsheets

D&T: Creating sculptures in the style of Barbara Hepworth

French: Pleased to meet you

Music: What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

PSHE: Being me in my world

PE: Outdoor sports (Wednesday)

      Gymnastics (Thursday)

Additional Information

Children will have outdoor PE with Dan on a Wednesday afternoon, and Gymnastics with Mrs Burns on a Thursday afternoon. On these days, please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit - a white t-shirt, black shorts or joggers and trainers. Please also ensure that earrings are removed for PE days.

Homework will be set each work on a Monday and children will need to complete a bit each night and bring them into school each day to show us their progress. Homework will consist of spellings and times tables and parents will need to sign each night to say their child has completed some homework that evening. There will be a spelling test and times table test on a Friday based on what the children have been learning at home that week.

Children can change their school reading book as and when they need to. We ask that parents sign  their child's reading record to show that children have read at home, and also record how many minutes they have read for. We have a class reading reward chart in the classroom where, for each 600 minutes of reading, they have a chance of winning a prize each half term. 

Dates for your diary

Freddie Fit - Monday 11th September. Children can come to school in their PE kits on this day.

Christians in Schools workshop - Thursday 28th September

Anglo-Saxon workshop - date TBC