Miss George is our new class teacher and we are very excited about the year ahead as we have a fantastic team of 30 children. We will be supported in the Falcons this year by Mr Aust. What a year we have planned! Lots of learning to be done and memories to be made. Year 5 will be a very exciting year for the Falcons and you can follow our journey on twitter by sending a request to @Falconsketton in order to see daily pictures and updates of our EPIC learning.
To kick off our Year 5 journey we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks with our exciting topic called 'Who Let The Gods Out?'. We are very lucky to be starting this topic off with a trip to Birmingham Museum on the 12th September (Yes!! There has been a date change!) to learn all about Greek Gods, Myths and Celebrations which will begin our learning about the fascinating civilisation of Ancient Greece. The children will become historians throughout the term carrying out their own research on important key dates in the Ancient Greek era and will continue to explore many traditions including art and food.
The workshops we take part in on our trip will prepare us for writing our own Greek Myths in English which we will collate together to make a class anthology for the school library. We will be immersing ourselves in a fantastic book throughout the term - Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans which we will be reading daily in class. Later in the term we will become journalists and write our own newspaper reports based upon one of the chapters in the book before recording our news reports live in front of the green screen!
In Maths this term we will be looking at place value as we build on our Year 4 knowledge by exploring numbers up to 100,000 and then up to one million. Following this, we will move on to addition and subtraction with more than 4 digits using formal written methods. We will continue to carry out daily times table tests using TT Rockstars so keep up the hard work!
Our Science focus this term will be on the properties and changes of materials – this topic will see us exploring a range of materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. This means there will be lots of experiments taking place in the Falcons classroom! The children will be engaging in hands on Science investigations where they will need to work scientifically and collaboratively in order to provide reasons based on their own evidence.
PE this term will be on a Wednesday and Friday so please ensure PE kit is in school. We will always try to get outside as much as possible so please ensure appropriate clothing and footwear is in school on these days.
Children will receive 3 pieces of homework every week and a termly topic project.
A list of spelling words will be handed out to children every Monday which will be accompanied by an extension activity to support practice ready for their test the following Monday. Reading is a vital part of our learning so daily reading at home should continue. Every Thursday children will receive a piece of English and Maths homework which is to be returned on the Monday – these homework activities will consolidate and reinforce learning done in school and allow children to practice skills taught across lessons.
All children have access to Times Table Rockstars and should use this fantastic resource to continue practicing their times tables in order to develop an instant recall. Practice = points! The points you collect will be shown on our Times Table Rockstars display in the classroom and you may make it into the weekly hall of fame. Challenge your friends to a times table battle and if your feeling brave –challenge Miss George!
If parents have any questions about homework or anything else, please pop in and see me. Thanks, Miss George
Some key dates for your diary for this term:
Birmingham Museum Trip – 12th September
Chance to Share Afternoon - 19th September from 2:30pm
Class Photos – 2nd October
Parents Evening - 9th / 10th October
KS2 Athletics at Corby - 14th October