Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, we hope you all had a lovely summer break. We have really enjoyed our first few weeks back at school and we are getting stuck into our amazing curriculum. We have already seen some fantastic work from the children, particularly some super writing based on the exploits of Philippe Petit, tightrope walker extraordinaire!
Before half term, we will be studying Rivers in Geography. This involves looking in detail at a river’s course from source to mouth. We will also be learning about the sounds of Autumn in Music and designing and making bags using textiles in DT. After half term, we will be changing to our History focus and will be learning about the early Islamic civilisation. We will also be studying great artists who are historically and culturally significant as well as the topic of ‘Forces’ in Science. If you would like to know more about what we will be learning in school this term our Curriculum Maps are available on the school website.
PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and either a Thursday or a Friday this term. It’s current 5G and 5M on a Tuesday and Thursday, and 5B on a Tuesday and Friday. Please remember, that on our PE days children need to come in wearing PE kit that consists of a plain colour t-shirt and dark coloured bottoms. If you child has long hair, please ensure it is tied back.
With regards to what you can do at home to support your child’s learning, we encourage as much reading as possible. If you can hear your child read and record it on Boom that would be great. We would also encourage regular practice of times tables, and also practise telling the time using both analogue and digital clocks if your child is not yet confident.
Below is the topic homework for this term. We cannot wait to see what exciting projects the children produce. We do not mind how this work is presented- it can be a presentation, a letter, a recorded video, sculpture, model or a piece of artwork. If you need to send in your homework via email, please make sure your teacher is expecting to receive it so they can check all files.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s class teacher and thank you for your ongoing support. We are excited for the year ahead and the opportunity to work with the children and with all of you.
The Year 5 Team
Year 5 Autumn 1 Curriculum Homework – Due in Monday 30th Oct
Geography – rivers
Our geography topic is rivers. We would like you to research one river of your choice, anywhere in the world. Then present your findings however you would like.
The children could create:
- A 3-d model
- A 2-d labelled map
- A powerpoint presentation
- A poster
- A tourism leaflet
Year 5 Autumn 2 Curriculum Homework – Due in Monday 11th Dec
William Morris, Sheila Hicks & Barbara Hepworth
- Compare the life story of our famous artists.
- Comparing their art with another famous artist or artists.
- Recreate a piece of art by one of our famous artists.
- Create a new piece of art using the techniques of one of our famous artists.