Welcome to the Spring Term 2018 in Volga (Year 5).
I am looking forward to starting an exciting new term and building on the relationships with pupils and parents that have already begun to develop. The children have already made good academic progress and we hope to build on this in the spring term.
The reward system is whole school based and the children will continue to enjoy gaining house points for their house teams. The winning team receives the cinema experience at the end of the term. Over the last term it was nice to see the parents attending a Friday afternoon merit assembly to see their children receive their certificates. This has been a huge success and we hope to see many more of you over the coming term.
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 non-fiction texts.
Maths – This term will begin by studying fractions, percentages and decimals. We are using the Mastery approach to develop depth of learning.
Science – We will be working scientifically to investigate a topic on space exploration.
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 Hindu Beliefs.
History and Geography Topic – We will be studying the history of space travel and in Geography looking at the Earth from space.
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 Peter Thorpe’s work and his abstract art themed around space and rockets.
Music – We will be composing our own space themed pieces of music.