Miss George is our class teacher and we are very excited about the year ahead as we have a fantastic team of 30 children. 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.
Welcome back to Term 4!
We have lots of fun and exciting things planned for this term and will be continuing with our exciting topics of the Ancient Maya Civilisation in History and Earth and Space in Science.
We will continue to learn about further aspects of the Maya society when we will be looking at: religion, food, legacy, settlements and celebrations. Using what we have learnt in History lessons and from our trip to Cadbury World, we are going to be writing an explanation text all about the chocolate process from Bean to Bar! Alongside this, we will be designing a brand and chocolate packaging and creating our very own chocolate bar with our own unique flavours! These will be sold to consumers on the playground towards the end of term so keep your eyes peeled for further information because you don't want to miss this!
We will also continue our learning on Earth and Space in Science as we will look at how the planets move, investigate day and night and explore historical events in space travel. We will start to read a new class book - Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce which will be the inspiration for some further writing linking to this interesting topic.
Aswell as all this, we have a rather exciting event this term as we will take part in the Spotlight Dance Show at the Stamford Corn Exchange (date tbc). Our PE lessons will involve choreographing and learning a dance to our 'chosen' song. We won't be giving too much away as you'll have to wait to see our performance! A letter will soon be coming out with all the details.
PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday 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.
Every Thursday children will receive a piece of English and Maths homework which is to be returned the following Monday – these homework activities will consolidate and reinforce learning done in school and allow children to practice skills taught across lessons.
Reading is a vital part of our learning so daily reading should continue.
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. Challenge your friends to a times table battle and if you’re feeling brave –challenge Miss George!
If parents have any questions about homework or anything else, please pop in and see me.
Some key dates for your diary for this term:
March 5th - World Book Day
March 13th - Sport Relief
March 20th - PTA Quiz Night
- Spotlight Dance Show (tbc)
Birmingham Museum Trip....