This term in year 5, the children have been welcomed back to a new school year ready to work hard. We will be looking at sustainable development and how the children can become environmental leaders within their community.
In English, we will be reading our new core text, ‘The Boy who harnessed the wind’ by William Kamkwamba, which explores how renewable energy works to save the village. The children will be looking at the impact of our actions on the environment and how we can change this through adopting new points of view and perspectives on how we damage the world. Throughout this term, we will be developing a range of skills to create a non-chronological report about eco friendly energy resources.
Within maths, the children will be focusing on place value and building upon their previous learning of column method addition and subtraction. They will use different methods, such as pictorial, concrete and abstract to demonstrate their understanding of these operations. They will also build upon their understanding of estimating and rounding. Following this, the children will then go on to looking into depth with their addition and subtraction skills.
During our science learning journey, we will be learning about ‘living things and their habitats’, looking at what all living things need to grow and develop.
In art, we will be creating a Wind turbine using recycled materials. Focusing on the artist Nade Simmons
Please ensure children have bought all their PE kits in by Friday 10th September. Year 5 PE days are on a Thursday and we will go swimming every Friday.
Children have also been given books to read at home. We ask that you listen to you listen to your child read at least three times per week. Please sign their reading records and return them to school each day.