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6th January 2015

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! Cheneiss and I hope you enjoyed the Christmas break - back to next steps, homework and reading!

Below is a list of some of the topics we will be covering over the next term, visits and hopefully some useful information. Further details can be found on our school website under 'Medium Term Plans.'

Maths:  Fractions, shape, measures and consolidating all four operations.

Literacy:  This term we will be studying Macbeth by William Shakespeare. To support and extend our learning I have booked a trip to the Globe on 25th February. Details to follow.

P.E: P.E is still once a week on Mondays. This term the children will continue to use the great facilities over at Southfields Academy. Children need the school P.E kit including trainers.

Science: Earth and Space will be our first topic followed by Forces.

Geography: We are exploring Scotland as part of our cross curricular link with Macbeth. We will look at maps, including OS maps and explore the physical features, land use and distribution of resources. We will also be learning the meaning of a range of geographical vocabulary such as latitude, longitude, equator, hemisphere, biome  - to name but a few!.

Art: Elizabethan theatre, masks.

I.C.T: Children will continue to learn to program and will be using Kodu. We will also use ICT to research our various topics.

Music: We will continue to learn the fife every Monday and sing in weekly choir sessions. We are thrilled to be taking part in Young Voices again and will visit the O2 on 29th January 2015.                                   

R.E: Chinese New Year and Easter 

Reading, homework: Cheneiss and I are very happy with the way most children are completing their homework, next steps and reading.   We are glad to see that children are reading for longer each night and completing their reading assignments when given.  Please continue to encourage your child to read for a purpose, as well as reading their school book.

Maths Targets/Next Steps: We will continue with the times and division tables and other key facts. The emphasis is on immediate recall, so as before children will at times revisit lower tables to check they still have instant recall. Please donít worry or be upset. The table needs to be written out each night and brought into school each day.

Library: We will continue to go to the library every 2 weeks on a Wednesday afternoon. Our first visit this term will be on 14th January 2015.

Finally, as I said before, do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any concerns.  

We look forward to working with you again this term

With best wishes

Siobhan                 Cheneiss



Year 5 timetable 14-15 If you would like to print a copy of this timetable, here is an A4 sized PDF version

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum followed at Riversdale, you can look at the medium and long term plans for each year group.

Medium term plans

Yearly plans

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