Finally the flowers are in bloom and we no longer need our scarves and thick winter coats (hopefully it will stay like this!).
This summer term we shall be covering a lot of exciting topics and we shall be visiting the Globe Theatre on Southbank, up in London, to help us with our literacy topic.
We are studying the Shakespeare play ‘Macbeth’ which is a fascinating text which the children always love as it is filled with many interesting characters to write about. We shall be completing lots of writing and reading tasks around ‘Macbeth’. It is great to study this play in year 5 as it as an introduction to Shakespeare which they will study in secondary school.
After half term we shall be looking at poetry.
We will be continuing doing our daily ‘extended writing’ task; already a vast improvement has been made in the childrens writing.
We shall be continuing looking at a variety of topics. We have been learning about converting fractions into percentages and doing lots of work with decimal places.
We will be looking at ‘Changing States’ which involves us doing lots of fun experimental investigations. We shall also be learning about ‘Earth, Sun and Moon’ which is always a very interesting topic.
Our topic for Geography is ‘Contrasting Locality’ which involves us comparing and contrasting Scotland and London.
We shall be looking at shelters for DT and the children will get an opportunity to build their own shelters. We will be visiting Wimbledon Common so hopefully the sun will come out!
The children will also be making their own puppets using a variety of materials.
We are looking at Buddhism and learning about different creation stories.
The children will be glad to hear we are doing Football and Tennis this term. Both sports will improve their fine motor skills and their stamina, as well as being lots of fun!
Homework will continue to be given out on Friday and needs to be returned by Tuesday. When doing homework, please can the children make all effort to do it by themselves.
Please continue to read with your child every night as it really supports them with their school work.
PE shall continue to be on Wednesday. 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 is still taking place on Mondays. (Please bring your swimming costumes!).
Thank you for your continued support and I hope everyone enjoys the summer term.
Tom & Lorren.