Montgomerie Primary School

Every Second Counts

Welcome to Year 5 - We are Branson Class!

 Spring Term

 

Our theme for the Spring Term is:                                    

Space - the final frontier (or "To infinity & beyond!")

We will be finding out about Life, the universe & everything!

 

 In Science, we will continue to develop our investigation skills as well as looking at the solar system, the movement of the Earth, moon & Sun and shadows. 

 

In English we will be working hard to improve our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling as well as developing our writing skills across a range of poetry, fiction & non-fiction genres, including tales from 'Far, far away...'

In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our Number skills with a BIG focus on Part-Part-Whole models, Varied Fluency and Rapid recall of Multiplication Facts. We will continue to work hard on developing our understanding and use of the 4 Rules of Number: addition, subtraction, multiplication & division - with a particular emphasis on application to real life problem solving.

P.E will now be on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure you wear your P.E. kit to school! 

Active 30 sessions will continue every other Tuesday delivered with the help of our dedicated School Sports Partnership coaches! (Normal school uniform)

In History we will study 'The Space Race' from post WW2 to the modern day and look at 'What's next..?' in terms of extraterrestrial exploration.

In Computing we will be continuing to develop our video editing and animation skills as well as diving deeper into the world of coding.

In Geography we will be looking at globally significant locations, world wonders: ancient, modern & natural as well as learning about global geographical positioning: using latitude & longitude and GPS.

In music we will be comparing classical and pop music favourites linked to our space theme, including Holst's Planets Suite and songs by David Bowie

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS:

Please ensure ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes are clearly named

Children must come to school wearing their P.E kit on their P.E days  (Remember children need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for the colder days as we will be going outside in all weathers) 

Reading books can only be changed on a Monday and Thursday

If you need to speak to a teacher please book a suitable time at the office or email branson@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk 

Extended Learning Expectations:

Reading and recording in planners - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. You need to read at least 5 times a week to become a Star Reader. You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.

Lucky Listeners - This will be set weekly on Google Classroom. Please make sure you have your login and complete the reading of the text set.  Logging the number of times you read will be completed on your Google Classroom assignment.

Maths/Times Tables - You are expected to log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and tasks will be set on Google Classroom.

Here's to an exciting, fun filled term full of adventure, memorable experiences and amazing learning! 

Mr Russell