We are studying ‘Street Child’ which links in with our Victorians topic. We shall be studying the book in-depth and exploring Victorian life. Victorians is a great topic which allows us to look at how England has changed and also other parts of the world. To support this topic we will visit the London Museum and the Ragged School.
Each day the children will be expected to complete a ‘extended writing’ task. This work helps the children to improve their speed of writing as well as their content. As the children have moved in to Year 5 there will be an expectation that more quality writing is produced.
We shall begin the year by looking at the key parts of maths such as times tables. This gives the children a good basis for completing work later on in the year. Children will be expected to learn about fractions and decimals and introduced to some more challenging topics in Year 5. Maths is used across all subjects in the school and has many fun uses. For example in Design Technology we will look at designing and building model houses.
We begin the year with the Keeping Healthy topic which ties in with P.E. The children can investigate their heart beats and as well what makes a good diet.
Excitingly for our future P.E. lesson we will be going to the Southfields Secondary School to use their excellent facilities as well as having lessons led by specialist teachers. P.E. will be on Wednesday afternoon. Please can the children make sure they bring the correct uniform in, including trainers! It is important to do so as otherwise they may miss out.
Swimming in Year 5 will start after Christmas.
Homework will continue to be given out on Friday and needs to be returned by Tuesday.
Please continue to read with your child every night as it really supports them with their school work. Children who read regularly make better progress in their work through-out the year.
Tom & Sameena