Class 17 Year 5 2018 - 2019

Mrs Landstrom

Mrs Barnett

Welcome back! We hope you're all well rested after a long Easter break. This half term we will be finding out about all things Space-related in our new topic; To Infinity and Beyond! We look forward to hearing about the facts you've been researching over the Easter holidays. 



This half term we will be looking at poetry. As usual, we will be following the Talk For Writing structure, where we learn a text off be heart using a text map to help us. We will learn a poem over the next three weeks, which will help us to feel confident in writing innovated versions of that poem, before eventually writing our own poem from scratch. We will concentrate on common features of poetry such as similes, metaphor, rhythm, alliteration, personification and rhyme. We will compare poems to discuss the effect of these features on the reader, as well as deciding which features we would like to include in our own poems. 



Our maths work this term will continue to be centred on our new scheme ‘Power Maths’. We will recap on some of the work we did on decimals before Easter, before moving onto percentages. We will also be moving onto geometry, including the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 


Our topic this half term is Life in the Risen Jesus. We will understand that the Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, and will reflect on the importance of the Resurrection. We will develop an understanding that Jesus is present among us in different ways and that the spirit of Jesus works in many ways.  We will also explore different ways to pray. 



Our focus is Earth and Space this term. We will look at the planets, the movement of the moon and Earth around the sun, as well as sunrise and sunset and the movement of shadows. We will also look at forces, including the effects of friction, air resistance, water resistance and gravity. 


Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 17 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 


Thank you once again for your continued support - we look forward to an action-packed term!

Mrs Landstrom and Mrs Barnett

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