Welcome to Branson Class - We are Year 5!
Our theme for the spring term is:
Explorers and Stargazers
We will be navigating our way across the oceans to discover the rainforests of Central and South America, where we will study the amazing Amazon river and find out about explorers that dared to visit many years ago… never to return! Linked to this, we will be reading the exciting text: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell and basing our English writing on this and another fabulous book called The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. Our History focus will be the ancient cultures or the Mayan Civilizations.
In Science, we will become ‘Stargazers’ and learn about the solar system, find out how shadows are created and discover why the moon changes shape. We will also begin a unit on different forces
In Art and D&T, we will get to design and create our very own planet, make models of the solar system from edible materials and study the abstract art of Peter Thorpe.
Finally, in Maths, we will be learning about prime, squared, and cubed numbers, using our knowledge of multiplication facts to solve problems, and recapping and moving on our understanding of fractions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 another exciting, hard-working term!
Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Sparrow (The Year 5 team!)