Maths homework will be set every Thursday on MyMaths to be completed by the following Tuesday.
Literacy homework will will also be set on the first news ihub each week.
Children have 10 spellings from the year 5/6 spelling list every two weeks. They will then have dictation on the old ones before the new ones are set On alternate weeks, children will be given a spelling rule which we work on in class. Everyone will then generate their own spellings with the rule applied.
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are rested and ready for the Autumn term. I am very much looking forward to the year ahead and very impressed with all of your 'Space' projects!
We have some exciting topics this year, during the Autumn Term, we will be studying Space focusing on the size and order of planets in our solar system as well as investigating how the planets orbit the sun. In art sessions we will create our own imaginary land and sculpt Mayan battle masks.
During English lessons, this term we will write a variety of Space poetry following different structures. We will read the narrative 'Westlandia' and describe our own imaginary lands. In addition, we will write and record 'lost in transmission' speeches from an adrift shuttle.
In mathematics we will be focusing on; place value, number facts and using a written method to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems for the first half-term.
As Historians, we will study the Mayan civilisation and discover facts about the Mayans as well as investigating Mayan Gods, beliefs, the Mayan number system and learn about food and farming.
PE lessons with Mr Radley will be on a Thursday afternoon, the first unit is Hockey.
5A will start swimming sessions after half-term. You will receive a letter shortly with all the details