Welcome to Class 5S
I hope all of the children have had a wonderful Easter break. We have a lot to look forward in the summer term. Learning in the summer term will have a ‘River’ focus. In literacy, we will be writing river poetry and a river warning story. We will be investigating living things and their habitats in science. In maths, we will be learning a variety of skills, such as; converting metric and imperial measures of capacity; calculating the volume of a cube and cuboid; interpreting data (statistics); exploring properties of shapes; calculating percentages and multiplying and dividing proper and mixed number fractions. In art, we will be researching Georgia O’Keeffe and creating our own pastel flower designs. A river study will be our focus in geography. We will learn about the water cycle, locate rivers in Great Britain and around the world and describe the features of a rivers system. In PE, we will have Zumba dance classes.
We also have a river workshop booked for Wednesday 25th April, which will take place in the school hall. Later in the summer term, a river walk will be organised along the River Crouch. Not forgetting Letton Hall after the May half-term.
Homework for Maths and Literacy is set on a Friday and should be completed by the following Thursday. The children all now have their own usernames and passwords for MyMaths and The First News Website. If there are any technical problems please let me know.
Along with reading and learning your spellings, make sure you practice times tables at least 3 times per week. In year 5, children should know their times tables up to 12x12. This half term revise all of your times tables by playing games and singing songs. After half-term we will start learning the division facts that link to times tables.