Literacy and Numeracy
In this section of our web page we will provide regular updates regarding our literacy and numeracy learning. We will endeavour to provide the information before we teach the content so that parents/carers can talk about it with their children if they wish.
This term we will be reading the outstanding wartime book Friend or Foe by Sir Michael Morpurgo. Reading and writing sessions will focus on the moral and mental issues facing our two leading protagonists - evacuees David and Tucky and whether or not they should be helping the two German bomber pilots that they have stumbled across on a moor close to their village.
We will be taking simple sentences on an exciting journey of improvement by using a variety of descriptive tricks. We will be using powerful verbs, expanding noun phrases and inserting additional clauses to bring our sentences to life and conjure up powerful images in our readers' minds.
This term we will be estimating and measuring lengths, calculating areas and perimeters and solving challenging problems that relate to measurement in a variety of different contexts that will not only test the children on their understanding of the 4 operations but will also require them to convert from one metric unit to another. Later this term, we will be learning how to use a protractor to compare and measure angles.
Every Friday, maths home learning will be set and should be handed in by the following Thursday. The questions and challenges will reinforce learning that has taken place during the previous week. If your child is not yet fluent on the recall of their times tables, please could you ensure that regular practice of them is taking place at home. The MyMaths site, of which your child has access to,is an excellent online resource to help make the learning of times tables more fun.
Please choose any three tasks from the learning wall opposite.
This home learning will be due in this term on the following dates:
Thursday 4th January
Thursday 18th January
Thursday 1st February
If your child would like to do more of the learning challenges, this is absolutely fine!
Spelling word lists will be sent home every Friday and should be learnt using the Look, Say, Cover, Write spelling strategy as part of home learning. The children will be tested on these words the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practice the words on a daily basis as this is proven to help children retain spellings in the long term.
Here you can find information regarding all other aspects of the curriculum for this term.
In term 3, our topic is Fascinating Flight. During this exciting topic which has strong elements of History and Science we will be discovering how Bristol has had an illustrious association with mankind's quest to fly like a bird. Later in the term we will be visiting the fabulous British Aerospace Museum at Filton where we will be designing our very own balloon rockets and getting a taste of what it must have been like as a passenger aboard the remarkable Concorde. (You will receive details of this trip very shortly.)
We will be writing our own version of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
Art and design:
We will be designing and creating our own kites using traditional Chinese kite-making techniques.
Dreams & Goals (Jigsaw)
Pupils will learn what spam is, the forms it takes, and then identify strategies for dealing with it.
Here are some photos of us enjoying ourselves at Year 5 camp!