Year 5

This half term, our theme is Saxons and Vikings and we will be learning about these periods in time in an exciting and creative way. In art, we will be creating our own Longboat pictures, exploring techniques including collage, painting and sketching. During English sessions, children will be given the opportunity to read the story of How to Train Your Dragon and lessons will be themed around both the text and some clips from the film. As well as continuing to develop mastery in number skills, we will also be focusing on shape, time and statistics. Moving into Spring 2, we will become undercover spies as we explore Anthony Horowitz’s “Stormbreaker” in Literacy, before employing our persuasive techniques in our Gadget superstore. In Maths, we will master the art of fractions and delve into the continent of America. Swimming will commence after Easter on Monday afternoons and continue PE sessions every Tuesday. Please can I also gently remind you all of the importance of reading at home regularly and learning set spelling lists weekly; it really does have a huge effect on their learning in class. Homework is set on a Thursday afternoon and due in no later than the following Wednesday. Thank you.