Welcome to Year 5 and Caradoc class! Our class is taught by Miss Hughes and supported by Mrs Row and Mrs Clorley.
Happy New Year and welcome back after the Christmas holidays. I hope you are all ready for a busy term ahead of us. Our theme this term is World Kitchen where we will be using our various curriculum skills to learn how foods and ingredients are grown and produced. We will be locating and naming countries across the world to understand where ingredients come from and the climates required for certain ingredients to grow successfully. We also aim to open our own ‘World Kitchen’ alongside Year 6 where we will be putting our cooking skills to the test to create food boxes containing recipes created by the children.
Our English this term will cover a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres. This includes: non-chronological reports, newspaper reports, persuasive writing and film narrative.
In Maths, we plan to extend our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: formal methods for multiplication and division as well as fractions, decimals and percentages.
As geographers this term, we will understand and locate different environments and climates across the world and learn where different ingredients grow according to their desired climate. As designers, we will complete some important taste testing in order to create our own recipes within food boxes to share at home and be involved with their creation in school.
We encourage children to frequently read to an adult out of school. During this reading time, we would encourage you to ask your child questions based on what they are reading as well as discussion of vocabulary and having a go at pronouncing new words.
Caradoc class are also taking part in Book Award 2020 this term where they are encouraged to read 6 selected texts which have been introduced to them already. Please find above a list of quality texts targeted at Year 5.
· Reading books and diaries (every day)
· Spelling books (every day). Spelling lists go out on a Friday for a test the following Friday. There is an attachment above with lots of new ideas to practise spellings with the children.
· Swimming every Monday for the first half term
· PE sessions will be on a Monday and a Tuesday.
· Forest School is on Wednesday (second half term).
Further information about the curriculum and events can be found on the weekly newsletter, on the web page www.wilfredowen.shropshire.sch.uk, on Twitter @wilfredowensch, via Parent Hub and our text message service.