Welcome to the class page of the wonderful and hardworking 5N. This page will provide you with an overview of what the child are learning about during this spring term.
Our literacy topic this term will cover a variety of different styles of writing. The children will start by looking at the features of letter writing and persuasive techniques used within them. They will then write a letter to Mrs Earl trying to convince her to allow them to go on a school trip to a city within Europe.
After that, they will look at debating and how to formulate a balanced argument. This will be a good opportunity for the children to develop opinions on different subjects, but also consider the opposite view before reaching their final thought.
After half-term both classes will look at poetry writing and each child will write a narrative poem. They will look at what makes a narrative poem successful with the end goal of performing their poem in front of the class, something the children all enjoy doing.
The final piece of writing the children will study is story writing. They will be looking at different techniques used within writing that they can employ during their story writing. During the first term the children produced some excellent stories, so it’s exciting to see what they can write a term on.
Throughout this term the children will cover all four operations and look in more depth at word problems. The children all have a method to complete all four operations, so now the focus is on using these as fluently as possible. In addition, the children will be looking at measurements, fractions, angles and for the first time algebra! All of this hard work will be accompanied with weekly times tables sessions and daily number sense sessions.
After an exhilarating and exciting term looking at Ancient Egypt the children are moving onto a new topic called Europe and the Americas. Each class has a focus country they will be studying, 5N will be looking at Malta from Europe and Colombia from South America so be prepared to hear all about these countries.
Being in year 5 the children are expected to be mature, organised and prepared to work hard every day. We expect each child to push themselves out of their comfort zones in order to progress and learn.
It’s important that this hard work is continued at home with the weekly readings and completed spelling homework each week. We have already seen some children drastically improve their spelling and reading ages this year thanks to their hard work in and out of school. Furthermore, children are expected to have their homework diaries in school every day.
At the beginning of each half-term a homework grid will be sent home with various activities available. A hand in date will be made clear at the top of the gird in which all 5 pieces should be handed in.
If all these expectations are reached then your child has the best possible chance of growing and reaching their full potential.
I look forward to being your child’s class teacher this year and am always available if you have any questions. I’m Looking forward to a brilliant school year.
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