Miss Malton's Class 2020 - 2021
Well done for all of the hard work you have done; you are all working so hard as we go through the Summer Term and should be very proud of what you have achieved so far.
As we move through our Summer Term, we have some fantastic activities planned across the curriculum.
I hope you are looking forward to them as much as I am.
During the Summer Term, we will be continuing with our class book, Journey to the River Sea.
An exciting, page-turning book that I am very much looking forward to reading and sharing with you.
Journey to the River Sea, written by Eva Ibbotson, is a brilliant story about a young, orphaned girl called Maia, who finds herself in the care of her distant relatives, far away from the home she once knew. Maia falls in love with her new home in South America, where she discovers a whole new world in the rainforests. We will be using this exciting story to enhance not only our writing, but other areas of the curriculum.
We will be learning about Henri Rousseau, whose renowned rainforest and jungle artwork will provide us with inspiration for our art work. We will also use our Geography activities to learn about the rainforests on our planet.
Following our theme on rainforests, Science will lead from Evolution and Inheritance to Living Things in their Habitats, where we will discover some of the animals that live in there. We will continue to research and discover amazing facts about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in our History, including designing our very own Longboat. In R.E, we will be continuing with Christianity, deepening our understanding of their practices and beliefs.
For further information about topics to be covered this year, please find the Spring Term planner attached, as well as our Yearly Overview to see what is coming next. Please remember, that some topics have been switched between the Spring and Summer Terms.
Our PE lessons this half term will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please make sure you come into school on both of those days in your school PE Kit.
As a reminder for general PE kit:
Outdoor Kit: Trainers, black track suit bottoms with the school logo or black shorts (weather dependent), yellow school t-Shirt and black or green school jumper.
Indoor Kit: Pumps, black shorts and a yellow school t-Shirt.
For the next four weeks we have our PPA on a Thursday afternoon. On these afternoons, as well as PE with Mr Bundy, you will also have French and RE with Mrs Godley.
Homework will be sent home every week on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. Details of the weekly homework can be found on our Brain Builder which you can find on our class page weekly. Homework will include spellings on Spelling Shed and timestables on Timestables Rockstars, both of which are tested on Friday. Maths is set online using MyMaths or Purple Mash; Grammar skills can be completed in the book sent home and there is an online comprehension set using Bedrock Learning. If your child is experiencing difficulty in accessing online homework then please do let me know.
Staying hydrated massively helps to maintain concentration levels. So, please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school every day and that it is clearly identifiable. At the end of each day, please take your bottle home and wash and refill it for the next day.
Reading Record Diaries
Please aim to read every day at home. Reading is a wonderful activity that helps to provide you with an increased vocabulary which will support you across all aspects of school. As you make your way through Year 5, we would like you to gain more independence as you record in your diary what you have read. You may also like an adult at home to leave a comment or sign that you have read. Please remember to bring your reading Records into school every day.
Our Weekly Learning Journal
WB: 21st June 2021
English - We will be starting our narratives this week, based on key ideas from The Explorer and Survivors, by Katherine Rundell and Julian Koepecke.
Maths - We will be continuing our journey with angles, which will include drawing angles, investigating angles in shapes, problem solving and polygons.
Science - We will design our science investigation on microorganisms this week and begin our experiment, where we will record our findings every day.
History - We will continue designing our Viking Longship.
Geography - This week, our topic on rainforests will lead to looking at the different people that live in the rainforests.
IT - Last week we focused on researching different databases. This week we will be creating our own, using our own criteria and questions.
French - This term Mrs Godley will be teaching us French and RE.
PE - This term we will be doing Tennis with Mr Bundy on Thursdays
You will also be focusing on Athletics on a Friday with Miss Malton.
MUSIC - Music this term is very exciting! Every Wednesday morning, we have our very own speciality music teacher coming in to join us, who will be teaching us how to play a Brass Instrument.
Dates for your Diary
If you require any further information about or have any questions, please let me know. I can be contacted through the school office using the email address or phone number below:
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