Miss Malton's Class 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Miss Malton's Class!
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome to Year 5!
This year, we have some fantastic activities planned. You can discover what we are learning each week, right here on our class page. Additionally, you can access our Yearly Overview Curriculum Planner by following the links below to see all of the exciting topics that we will be covering.
Our class page will also have lots of other useful information and links to follow so please make use of them.
As we enter Year 5 in full swing, we will be following themes from our Class Book Roof Toppers, by Katherine Rundell.
Read the blurb below to discover more...
Roof Toppers is an exciting, page-turning book that I am very much looking forward to reading and sharing with you.
We will be using our class story to enhance and support our writing this term.
In Science, we will be looking at Earth and Space, including the movement of planets and other exciting facts. Our RE topic this term focuses on Hinduism, followed by Christianity.
As we move between our topics, in History we will be delving into The Ancient Egyptians (I am extremely excited as this topic is a personal favourite of mine), discovering mummification methods, rituals, how they lived and much, much more.
When we approach our Geography topic, we will be using our map reading knowledge to learn about different locations and identify a variety of both physical and human characteristics.
Our History Topic has created fantastic links to Art and DT, as we will be creating our very own Death Masks and get creative with clay. We will also endeavour to focus on some French Artwork, in line with our Class Story Roof Toppers.
For further information about topics to be covered this year, please find the Autumn Term planner attached.
Our PE lessons this half term will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday 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:
Suitable footwear (trainers), green shorts or skort (or jogging bottoms when weather permits) all with the school logo, as well as a tshirt in your house team colour.
During our PPA this year (every Wednesday afternoon) you will have French and Music taught by Mrs Riley.
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 attached to our class page. 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
Reading is a wonderful activity that helps to increase your vocabulary, which will support you across all aspects of school. Additionally, it will help to expand your horizons and improve your learning so please aim to read at least four times a week at home. 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, recording what you have read as well as the page numbers so you don't loose your place. You may also like an adult at home to leave a comment or sign that you have read. If adults at home could sign Reading Diaries weekly, it would be much appreciated.
Please remember to bring your reading records into school every day as I love to discuss what you have read and to give me ideas on what to read next.
Our Weekly Learning Journal
WB: 13th September 2021
English - We will be continuing to write our Non-Chronological reports this week, editing and publishing our writing based on The River Nile.
Maths - We will continue our sessions on Number and Place Value this week, focusing on Comparing and Ordering numbers as well as number patterns and sequences. Each day we will also have an opportunity to practice our Arithmetic skills.
Science - Our topic on Earth and Space continues this week; we have an amazing opportunity to experience an inflatable planetarium to explore the stars.
History - This week we will be looking at Time Lines and discovering the purpose of mummificiation.
Art - Our Art sessions will focus on multimedia as we start to paint backgrounds and use sand to create pyramids.
RE - As we continue our Hinduism topic, we will learn about Puja and the items used during prayer.
ICT - We will look at Internet Safety this week.
French - This term Mrs Riley will be teaching us French and Music.
PE - This term we will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday so remember your PE kits and please make sure they are suitable for the days weather. (Further information regarding PE kits can be found above).
Reading - Each day we will be reading during our Guided Reading sessions. We will start our group novels, which will follow with comprehension questions the following day.
Let's see if we can create any Word Millionaires with our reading!
Dates for your Diary
Monday 13th September:
Zoom Invitation for Meet and Greet, 5pm.
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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