Welcome to Year 5 where you will find Mrs Davies, Mrs Leavesley and Ms Cavanagh.
I would like to welcome everybody back for the Spring Term. We can look forward to a wide range of learning experiences over the coming weeks which I am sure that children will thoroughly enjoy. During this half term, we will be studying a history based topic - the Ancient Greeks. We will be learning all about the Ancient Greek civilisation including their religious beliefs, their politics and their way of life. We will also look at sculpture of this period and how it helps us to learn about the past, and will then use this to create our own representations. Hopefully, we will be able to attend the Walker Art Gallery to look at some examples up close.
After the half term, we will enjoy our ‘Let Me Persuade You’ topic. This will allow the children to develop their persuasive writing skills and experience marketing and design through their DT topic. As your children are growing up, they will take part in important lessons about human growth and development. You will be informed of this closer to the time, but please ask if you have any questions. We will also continue our work with The Literacy Tree, covering a new text: ‘The Man Who Walked Between Towers’ by Mordicai Gerstein.
Every week, Year 5 will receive both English and Mathematics homework. As well as this, they will receive weekly spellings and will be test on a Friday. It would be extremely helpful if you could support your child in completing their homework.
Reading is also a very important part of our curriculum and your child will receive a reading book that will be changed weekly. If a child reads regularly, their skills improve rapidly across many areas of the curriculum. Please try to read with your child on a regular basis and discuss the content with them.
Please also ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school so that they can take part in PE lessons.