It was lovely to see so many of you at Open Day and we hope that you enjoyed seeing the work that your children have created.
We begin our summer term with our long awaited trip to the Isle of Wight which we know the children have been very excited about. Our presentation evening is on the 19th April and we hope to answer all of your questions then.
As we approach the Easter holidays here is a little look ahead to what is happening next half term:
- 20th April - School At Work open morning
- 24th-28th April - Kingswood
- 5th May - 5W assembly and coffee morning
- 11th May - Musicians’ Concert
- 12th May - 5G assembly and coffee morning
- Week commencing 8th May - exam week
- 15th and 16th May - Parents' Evenings
May we wish you all a very Happy Easter!
Miss Wallis and Ms Gilham
5W’s class reader will be Tom’s Midnight Garden and 5G will be continuing with Private Peaceful.
In comprehension lessons, we will continue to develop the key skills of inference and writing answers in your own words. Then, with exam preparation in mind, we will be working both individually and collaboratively to complete past papers. TW/AM
This term we will begin by looking at newspaper articles and discussing the language used, their layout and key features. We will then be writing vivid descriptions based on photographs. Work on grammar and punctuation will include conjunctions and direct speech. TW/AM
This half term we will begin by recapping fractions, looking at how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. We will then move on to percentages and calculating percentage change. We will look at angles (the children will need clear semi-circle protractors) before moving on to an algebra unit. We will end the half term by looking at measures and conversions. TW/TMS
The children will continue to study ‘forces in action’. They will conduct experiments on air resistance and water resistance. Following this topic is life cycles in plants and animals. They will start with plants and germinating seeds and a study on growth of plants which will lead on to photosynthesis and the functions of plant parts and flower parts. EG
We will be continuing with our unit on Crime and Punishment, looking at how things have changed in the last few centuries. TW/DH
We start the term with some some exciting fieldwork in the Isle of Wight, investigating how coasts change and how we try to protect coasts from the destructive energy of the sea. Once back at school we will look in more depth at the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition that cause coastal change. SAW
In RE lessons, Year 5 will continue their study of Islam, learning more about their customs and beliefs, as well as developing critical thinking skills. DT/EG
The children in 5W will start the half term by concluding their topic of clothes, putting on a French fashion show. This half term the children will look at music around the world and discuss their preferences for different music genres. RP
This half term we will be looking at things to do in our free time. We will then look at various sports and will practise expressing likes and dislikes. TW
We will begin the term with a recap of vocabulary and grammar and then continue to work on verb endings as well as noun/adjective agreements. We will also look at Roman numerals and numbers to ten. TMS
The children will complete their cereal advertisement videos, which were suspended last term in favour of learning about encryption before visiting Bletchley Park. They will then extend their understanding of the software development process by designing and programming a computer game in Scratch. MHL
This half term we will be focusing on the elements of timbre and texture and how different sounds can be contrasted and combined. On the recorder they will continue to learn new pieces and additional notation from Recorder from the Beginning Book 2. RA
This half term your children will continue to learn about and explore techniques and skills used in surrealist styles of art. They will plan, prepare and design their own pieces of work based on the information they have gathered using a range of materials of their choosing. I will also post up some additional information on Google Classroom for them to look at if they wish over the break. AD
This half term the children will work on using masks for characterisation and effect in drama. AM
We will be continuing with the happiness curriculum and will look at ways of controlling emotions and expressing ourselves. TW
PE & GAMES
We launch our summer sport programme after Easter and the focus in games lessons will be athletics. All the children will try each of the eleven events on offer at Junior Sports Day and will record their personal best time or distance for each. These results will contribute to their English School Athletics Award and the opportunity to gain a bronze, silver or gold award at the end of term. In PE lessons next half term the children will be developing their skills in rounders. Please note summer sports kit should be worn by everyone after Easter: a white polo shirt, black shorts/skorts with house ribbons sewn on the sides, white ankle socks, predominately white trainers, PE tracksuit, a school sunhat and a water bottle. Please ensure your child has all these items with them for PE and games lessons. SAW