Welcome to Year 5 where you will find Mrs Davies and Mrs Leavesley
Over the coming term, we can look forward to a lot of exciting learning opportunities. During this half term, our class topic is called ‘Endangered Species.’ We will study different species and their habitats with a focus on those that reside in the rainforests, including the climate of these areas. We will also look at human impact on animal habitats and the rainforests as a whole. Furthermore, we will be improving our geographical skills and knowledge, through our study of these habitats.
After the half term, we will be studying the Ancient Mayan civilisation. We will learn about the religious beliefs and traditions if the Mayan people and about how their scientific and mathematical knowledge has impacted the world in which we live today. As the Mayans were one of the founders of the earliest forms of chocolate, we will be designing and making our very own tasty chocolate treats, ready for Christmas. Unfortunately, the current circumstances will probably mean that we will not be able to visit Cadbury World, this year. I will be sure to let you know, if this changes.
Each Monday, the children will be given spellings and will be tested on a Friday. Every Friday, they will receive both English and Mathematics homework, to be completed by Tuesday of the following week. This will either be in the form of a worksheet or a digital task on Class Dojo. Children are not expected to bring worksheets or spellings back to school. Instead, you will be asked to send a photograph of their completed work via Class Dojo, or to complete the digital task. 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 on a Monday. Children must return their book to school every Friday, so that we can monitor their progress. 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 is wearing a full school PE kit on the days that they have PE.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.