Welcome to the Autumn Term in Amazon (Year 5).

I am looking forward to starting an exciting term and building new relationships with pupils and parents. Year 5 is an important time when we encourage children to grow in self-confidence, maturity and responsibility.

I look forward to meeting parents during parents’ week beginning 9th October 2017. However, if you feel the need to speak to me about anything, at any time during the term, get in touch and I’ll see you. I’m always available to speak to parents.

The reward system is whole school based and the children will continue to enjoy gaining house points for their house teams.

Children need to continue to practise reading at home, so I appreciate your help, listening to your child read. Please make sure your child brings their school reading book to school every day to allow us to change your child’s book as necessary.

The spelling books might go home each evening but will need to be brought back to school each day. We will be practising spellings, in one form or another, every day.

Literacy – We will be reading a range of books and genres.  We will also be concentrating on grammar, comprehension and composition. We will begin the term by studying, The Abominables by E. Ibbotson and a range of poetry.

Philosophy –  The children will be developing speaking and listening skills as well as thinking skills in Philosophy lessons.

Maths – This term will begin by studying place value up to one million. We are using the Mastery approach to develop depth of learning.

Science – We will be working scientifically to investigate materials, their changes and their properties.

Computing – The children will be taught how to develop their own computer games. ICT skills will be used in most subject areas.

R.E. – The children will be studying ‘beliefs in action’ and we will be studying Sikhism.

History and Geography Topic – We will be studying the history of WWI and how it affected Hull.

Language – The children will be studying French.

P.E. –  Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit in school every day.

Art – The children will be studying David Hockney’s work.

Music –  We will be exploring rhythm and pulse including patterns.

Mr Hanover


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