Welcome back to Edward Pauling. Our Power of Reading book this term is ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon.’
In Literacy, our power of reading book will aid us in our understanding of sequencing and paragraph cohesion. Additionally, this will aid us in creating new rich pieces of writing containing clarity and detail. We will also focus on improving the standard of our work via the inclusion of the perfect tense to create conditional situations.
In Numeracy, the pupils will be developing their understanding of fractions. They will look at how to order fractions with the same denominators (including mixed and improper fractions) before moving onto multiplying fractions by single digit numbers. Later in the half term the pupils will focus on their understanding of decimals and rounding to three decimal places.
In Humanities, the pupils will study the history of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and their importance to modern British society. We will primarily focus on: who the Vikings were, their culture and lifestyle, how they integrated with the local population and what legacy they left behind. This topic will link into our power of reading book.
In Science, the pupils will investigate living things and their habitats. They will focus on the life cycles of four major animal classes (mammals, amphibians, birds and insects). Additionally, we will also compare different species within the same class to see if there are any similarities or differences in species. We will also look at the life cycle and reproduction of flowering and no-flowering plants.
As a reminder, homework will continue to go online every Wednesday - to be completed by the following Monday. Children are also expected to bring in appropriate PE attire every Wednesday.
Please also keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and ‘Wow Work’.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 5 team.
We look forward to an excellent Spring term!
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