Dolphins Year 5
Summer Term 2018
Dear class 5 Parents,
I am writing to give a brief outline of the work we will be covering this term in each curriculum area.
Mental Calculation Strategies, Place Value, Money, Decimals, Fractions & Percentages, Handling Data, Using Calculations, Shape & Space and Measures.
In English we will look at balanced arguments, creative writing and look at letter writing.
This term children will look at animals and living things as well as plants and animals and their habitats with Mrs Mackellar.
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.
In Geography the children will be learning about Manchester and doing a local study. We will compare where we live to Manchester.
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)
The children will continue to delve into Christian teachings, comparing with other religions and be able to formulate detailed ideas and answers to interesting questions.
We will be looking at how music can be changed and adapted. We will be using our end of year showcase to do this.
Sporting skills, Athletics
Games- (Cricket, Tennis)
Homework will continue to be given every Friday and collected in for marking on the following Tuesday. Children will be working on their chosen topic project to be handed in at the end of term 5. Homework should take approximately 20 minutes to complete for term 5 and children decide how much they add to their project. In term 6 the homework will resume to normal. They will also have spellings to learn on a regular basis.
P.E. will be on Thursday and games will be Friday as before. Please ensure your children have the appropriate kit on these days. Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or covered.
During term 6, children from years 5 and 6 will be working towards a musical show, which is scheduled for Wednesday 11th July. All children will be taking part in whole class and whole upper key stage numbers. Also, children may choose to put forward their own acts as groups, pairs or solo artists. 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 musical act, then several rehearsals will follow before the event. I am sure it will be a great success.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me.
Thanking you for your support,
Miss M. Savage