Autumn Term 2022
Mr Gatiss and Miss McClimonds welcome you to Year 5! We hope you have all had a pleasant summer and are as excited to return to school as we are.
There are so many fascinating topics to learn This Autumn term we will be learning around the theme of Responsibility and Independence. In English, our learning we centre on the Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman and Matthew Griffin. It is a short science fiction story about artificial intelligence with a curious twist. In Reading lessons, we will travel to the Victorian world of difference engines and dirigibles in the ‘stunning adventure’ Cogheart.
Maths lessons will cover place value of larger numbers, addition and subtraction problems, angles and perimeter in geometry and finding differences in statistics.
Our History theme this half-term is World War 2: How did Britain and Her Allies meet the threat of the National Socialism? Children will learn about the courageous efforts that involved so many nations and tragically cost so many lives. Art lessons will allow children to express themselves in paintings of the Luftwaffe’s Blitz bombings over London. In Geography, children will learn about the physical features of mountain ranges. RE lessons explore the range of faiths the inhabitants of Greenwich have and how this influences the community we live in. We will be learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon and our solar system in Science.
Computing, Mandarin, Music and PE will be taught on Fridays by subject specialists. All children must wear a plain purple t-shirt, black shorts and black trainers for PE on Fridays.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and will be due the following Thursday. Spellings will be sent home on Tuesdays to be learnt for a test each Monday. Your child will take home a bookmark that will say which day they must bring their Home Reading Record Book and their reading book to be checked, whether they have finished the book or wish to continue reading it.