Welcome to Year 5!
Thursday 19th October- Break up
Friday 20th October- Inset Day
Exciting class trip to Sherwood Observatory on 30th November - letters going out to parents soon!
Homework will be sent home each Friday and will alternate between Literacy and Numeracy. It will need to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Remember to ask for help if you need it. This week have a look at your spellings and do not forget to read.
Topic Work Autumn 1
Discovering Ancient Egypt
This term we will be looking at Ancient Egypt and how it still influences us today, both as a tourist attraction and an area of great mystery. We will be looking at Egyptian Art and even trying out our new handwriting on parchment. The class will also be part of a tomb raiders expedition at Mansfield Museum. Watch out for traps!
Where is Egypt and why do so many people like going on holiday there?
Who were the pharaohs and why were they very important?
How can we create the wonder of the pyramids?
What is an archaeologist and how have they helped us find out about the past?
What have we learnt from the Ancient Egyptians?
Outdoor Learning Day
Thursday 12th October
We had a fantastic time during our 'Outdoor Learning Day'!
We took our reading books out and all read on the Muga and some of us could even walk and read at the same time - amazing!
In numeracy this half term we will be recapping on all our operations and cementing our strategies to help us with place value. We will also have our daily times table challenge. Who can complete the super hero challenges? Remember , if you succeed all week you may get to challenge a teacher in a times table competition.
Keep working on strategies to help you improve.
Practice your times tables in readiness for our weekly challenges.
Literacy this term will focus upon diary writing. As a class we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom.
In S.P.A.G we will be looking at pronouns; what are they and how are they used in our writing.
Remember ,we still need to use everything else we have learnt so we can reach the top of the S.P.A.G ladder.
Spelling is very important this year and , like times tables ,we will be doing them everyday. Try to learn them to stand a chance of challenging a teacher to a spell-off. The 5/6 spelling list can be found at the foot of this webpage.
Our science work will be focussing on forces and how they can be measured and tested. We cannot do a topic on Egypt without exploring mummification and how it was achieved can we? We will try to mummify a tomato.
In our computing lessons we will be looking at internet safety and cyber bullying .
Our art will be linked to this term's topic and we will be creating written parchment and Egyptian pottery.
Falcons Class News
We will be reporting our weekly reading score here so you can see just how well (or not) we are doing as a class at completing our 4 weekly reads challenge. Last year we failed to get 100% in the term. I do not want to see this graph this term.i
A magical moment is a special event that you experienced in your life. It could be funny, thoughtful, simple or heroic, but what matters is that special feeling you experienced. I look forward to hearing and sharing your magic moments.
This is the place to share all your success whether it be within school or outside. Please tell me, I love to share all your achievements with the Annesley community.
During the term we will be looking for examples of fantastic work and posting it here.
Will your work be on the WOW Wall?
We will be learning our brass instruments on Monday afternoons.
PE will take place on Monday morning and Thursday afternoon - It is beginning to get colder so I recommend that you have trousers and shorts in your PE kit. Earrings must be removed prior to lessons. Staff can not remove earrings but can offer tape to cover the earring. Children who are not able to remove their own earrings or have tape applied will not be allowed to participate in PE lessons. *
* Further details on this are available in our policies section on the school website
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