Dolphins Year 5
In the curriculum this summer, the following will be covered:
Maths Children will look at shape, space and measures, handling data, as well as applying knowledge to real life problems. They will also recap fractions, decimals and percentages.
English Children will revise all areas of spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as practising reading comprehension skills. High-level fiction and non-fiction writing across the entire curriculum will continue to secure and further develop your child’s skillset and eloquence.
Science This term children will look at animals, including humans, thinking about changes that occur from birth to old age. They will also look at life cycles of different animals and some plants.
History The children will be looking at World War two, the main figures involved, how Britain was affected and how the end of the war was celebrated. This will include two World War Two days in school. Wednesday 5th June will be the WW2 dress up day where the children will have a day packed with activities and experiences of the time.
PE Pupils will take part in various activities this summer including handball, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities, cricket, rounders and tennis. Please ensure that they have full PE kit in school every day, as practice for events could happen at any opportunity.
RE Children will be exploring Judiasm. They will be comparing and contrasting this to their knowledge of Christianity.
Computing We will be using the ICT suite and the laptops in class to look at how to be safe on the internet. As well as this the children will be looking at how to successfully research as well as look at different ways we can communicate (links with WW2)
Languages Children will continue to have French embedded into daily life and will learn even more vocabulary to put them in good stead for secondary school.
Art/DT The children will use a variety of mediums to design and create WW2 Anderson shelters as well as islands.
Homework The children have their projects to complete during Term 5 which will replace the usual homework. Spellings will continue to be handed out on Fridays and tested the following Friday. In Term 6 normal homework will resume.
Yearly Planner: Thank you for continuing to encourage your child to use their planner to write down homework, targets, tasks to do, notes, things to remember and to keep a record of their reading, as well as their merit stickers for achieving targets. Thank you also for using the planner as a means of communication between home and school. Planners will still be collected in weekly to be checked in general and to have the regularity of reading to an adult out of school checked.
During term 6, all children from years 5 and 6 will be involved in a talent show, which is scheduled for Tuesday 9th July. All children will be taking part in a whole upper key stage number. Also, children may choose to put forward their own acts as groups, pairs or solo. Props, resources and costumes should be sourced by the children, although they may borrow equipment from school with UKS2 staff permission. Auditions will be in the first week back of term 6 to secure a place in the show as a group, pair or solo act, then several rehearsals will follow before the event. I am sure it will be a great success.
I hope that you will find this information useful and if you have any queries please come and see me after quickly checking my availability at the office.