Welcome to Year 5!
I am very excited to have joined Buckminster Primary School and hope to meet you all before too long!
Throughout the Spring Term we will be taking our learning all around the world with our topic Around the World in 80 Days! Our learning will allow us to explore both the physical and human geography of the countries that we visit, whilst learning about the amazing events that have taken place throughout history. We will learn about influential people but also amazing animals and the environments that they adapt to and survive in.
In English, we are going to focus initially on stories from other cultures, drawing inferences from them and making comparisons using our knowledge of literature that is familiar to us. Moving through the term, we will continuously work to develop our skills in both reading and writing, with a focus on word classification, to create adventure stories, non-chronological reports and poetry to perform. Our aim is to build confidence in spelling, punctuation and grammar across the curriculum.
Our Maths learning begins with exploring our multiplying and dividing skills, both mental strategies and written methods, demonstrating how to apply these skills to problem solving and how to apply our knowledge to explaining reasoning. Later on in the term, we will return to working with fractions, decimals and percentages. This will allow us to further our understanding of how they can relate to each other through finding equivalents , but also how we can use them in calculations and problem solving.
PE will be taught twice throughout each week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The children will work to develop their communication, co-ordination and movement skills as well as their understanding of their cognitive abilities. We will also be demonstrating how we work as a team through competitive and non-competitive games.
Homework will be set on a Friday and due back in school for the following Thursday. There will be a piece of English and a piece of Maths homework tailored to the skills that we have been working on in the week and therefore will be progressively challenging.
Spellings will be set and taught on a Monday for the children to work on for a test on the following Monday.
I hope that you are all having a wonderful start to the new year!
Miss Charlotte Barrett