Welcome to Year 5
This term's topic is "Earth and space" so we will be looking at a variety of subjects based around the solar system and also looking at the Space Race and all of the key moments in space travel in the last 60 years, including thinking about the future of space travel.
We have The Learning Dome coming to see us on 26th October to talk to us about planets and constellations in the sky. This will be an excellent interactive workshop for the children that they should really enjoy!
We also have Mr Walker from the Wider Opportunities program coming in to teach the children to play guitar, beginning on Thursday 21st September. All guitars are provided by Surrey ArtsYear 5 Curriculum Grid Autumn Term
Mr Walker has recommended that all children log onto Kids Guitar Zone, which has lots of free lessons so they can practice at home even without a guitar! Here is the link http://www.kidsguitarzone.com/
We are focusing on maths mastery this year, see here for more information: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/public/files/23305628/Mastery_Assessment_Y5_High_Res.pdf
All of your child's homework will be put onto Mathletics and Spellodrome on a Friday evening at 4:30 and will be due in on the following Thursday. Links are below to take you to the websites.
During the first half of Spring term our topic is the Anglo-Saxons. We will be exploring the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons, settlements that they used and considering what it was like to live as an Anglo-Saxon. During the second half of Spring term, we will be moving onto the next stage of British history and studying the Vikings! This will involve lots of drama and re-enactments in the class and the children will also be making and constructing Viking Long Boats as part of their D&T learning.
We have a trip to Butser Ancient Farm next half term, which is a recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village and an experimental archaeology site near the South Downs. They specialise in school visits and are highly recommended as a place to really bring history alive!
We will be continuing to have guitar lessons with Mr Walker until the end of the current half term, when the children will be performing the songs that they have learnt both in class and in their own time from the excellent Kids Guitar Zone, which can be found here: http://www.kidsguitarzone.com/
All of your child's homework will continue to be put onto Mathletics and Spellodrome on a Friday evening at 4:30 and will be due in on the following Thursday. Links are below to take you to the websites.
Click on the picture to go to the ODDIZZI site. Username: hythe Password: school
This year we are learning about Growth Mindset. The main focus of Growth Mindset is to say "I will keep trying as mistakes are a part of learning"