Welcome to Year 5 and Caradoc class! Our class is taught by Miss Hughes and supported by Mrs Row, Miss Deacon (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Garner (Thursday/Friday).
Welcome back to school after the Easter holidays—I hope you are all ready for a final busy term in Year 5! Our whole school topic is Location, Location, Location and Caradoc will be focusing on the oceans and seas. As part of this, we intend to lead a day aimed at reducing single-use plastics on the 8th May which also coincides with David Attenborough’s birthday. Throughout the course of the term, we will be looking at ways to reduce plastics use in school and the local community. We support all discussion of this at home—including watching Blue Planet!
We aim to use our topic work to complete our writing units this term. We will be beginning the term looking at persuasive writing alongside our work on single-use plastics and an explanation writing unit. We also plan to write our own stories with current issues based on a book called ‘Peter’s Place,’ centred around pollution in the ocean.
In Maths, we plan to extend our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: fractions, decimals and percentages, properties of shape, angles and volume.
Although this is largely a geography topic, we plan to extend this within other curriculum areas. We intend to develop our knowledge of the oceans and seas of the world and their vast wildlife, finding out what we wish to protect of our Blue Planet.
All children will read their individual books in school and at home; they will also have daily guided reading sessions, aimed at developing comprehension skills as part of group discussion. Caradoc class will be participating in a ‘Starbooks’ reading challenge where we are aiming for the children to read as many different books of various genres throughout the year!
· Reading books and diaries (every day)
· Spelling books (every day)
· PE is on Monday and Thursday
· Forest School is on Wednesday starting after half term
Monday 6th May—May Day Bank holiday—school closed.
Wednesday 8th May—Caradoc class’ reducing
single-use plastics day.
Friday 24th May—Break up for half term
Monday 3rd June—PD Day—school closed
Tuesday 4th June—return to school.
Friday 14th June—Summer fayre
Wednesday 19th June—Sports Day
Monday 1st July—Move up Day to Year 6.
Thursday 11th July—Open parents evening
Friday 19th July—Finish for summer holidays.
Dates may change