Year 5 Summer term letter

21st April 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year 5 and I hope you all had a really lovely break over the holidays.  This term, we will be starting many exciting new topics and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a bit more information about some of them.

In English, we will be studying a variety of genres beginning with poetry and The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. Following on from that, we will be studying units on Suspense and Mystery, Reports and Discussion texts.

One of the Science topics we will be studying is ‘All Living Things’. This focuses on the life cycles of different animals and also looks at reproduction in plants.  The remaining topic is ‘Animals, including humans’ which will include learning about changes in humans as they grow and develop from babies.

Our Geography topic for the Summer Term is Brazil, which will enable the children to learn about animals and plants in the rainforest, as well as learning about the Amazon river and the Rio Carnival.

In PE, we will continue with our gymnastics lessons as well as completing an athletics unit.  We will also spend time learning about baseball – fingers crossed for some sunshine to help us with this!

The Computing unit is ‘Data Matters’ and this topic involves learning how to use and create databases.  In Art, our topic is ‘Folds and Crumples’.

Over the course of the term, Miss Yaxley will continue teaching Year 5 Music each week, but the class will also participate in a weekly Djembe drumming lesson.

I am very much looking forward to what I am sure will be another exciting and productive term! I hope you will be able to join us for our Class Assembly on Friday 6th May at 9.15am when we will be able to share some of our learning with you. There will also be an opportunity to look at the children’s work at the Open afternoon onWednesday 15th June.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please feel free to come and see me. As always, any parents who are able to spare an hour or so each week to help in the classroom would be very much appreciated!

Miss Caroline Stevens