Welcome to Year 5! We hope you have all kept well during lockdown and are excited to be returning to school.
This term the children will be working on a narrative called ‘Molly’s Route 66 adventure.’ We will use clues from the text and the story box to make predictions about the story before we travel with Molly on Route 66. We will explore each setting/ state and describe our journey along the way. The children will recap writing instructions and diary entries before finally finishing the term by creating a magazine article persuading others to visit Route 66.
This term our topic is North America. We will start by learning how to use an 8 point compass and follow instructions to label all the states of North America. Then the children will work together in groups to research each state that Route 66 passes through. They will research the population, human and physical features of the landscape, climate and other key facts before considering any natural phenomena they may experience if they were on Route 66 and how this could affect them and the landscape. To finish the term the children will use this knowledge to help produce the magazine article about Route 66.
This term we will begin by refreshing our place value knowledge and then we will move onto ‘Statistics’. The children will first collect, record and interpret data using bar charts and line graphs. Children will have the opportunity to investigate their own chosen questions and use ICT to present their data.
Some important information for Year 5 parents/carers:
- Children will take part in weekly ukulele lessons on a Monday
- Children will have weekly Spanish lessons on a Tuesday via zoom
- E. is on Wednesday for year 5
- Reading books should be brought into school on a Friday once your child has finished their book.
- Homework menu will be given out each half term. Homework can be uploaded to zoom.
Year 5 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Book bags should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to an adult.