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St John's Church of England Primary School

Love of GodLove of NeighbourLove of Oneself

March 2020

Well - things look rather different now with the arrival of Coronavirus in our lives. We're still all connected by the wonders of technology, however, and everyone has got a pack of work to keep you busy while school is closed. Keep checking on ClassDojo every day (Monday to Friday) for supporting input like videos or written instructions. We will set tasks in your portfolios, videos will appear on our class story. Please do keep in touch through dojo as much as you can - it will help us to know how you are all doing. If you have any problems connecting or with any of the work just send us a message.

If Classdojo is down we will try to keep you up to date through the school website so make sure you check in on here on a regular basis.

Stay safe

Mr Williams, Miss Hewitt-Lee, Mrs Bickley, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Connolly and Mr Hewitt.

Year 5

Autumn Term

Welcome back to the new school year. All the children seem excited to be back and we have a packed term to look forward to.

Within our Literacy lessons we start by looking at the book "Leon and the Place Between". We will be extending our writing skills with an initial focus on detailed  description, expanded noun phrases and using direct speech to move a story along. This book is also the inspiration for our DT work this half term, where we will be designing and creating a moving toy using cams. After half term, our topic will be history-led as we look at The First World War and its impact globally. We will write poetry and diary entries/letters home inspired by the our research into people's lives at the time and the book 'Archie's War' by Marcia Williams. Our Art work will also follow this theme.

During Maths lessons we will be consolidating our understanding of place value, extending our range to numbers up to hundred thousands, rounding to a given number, understanding addition and subtraction and how they are inverses. We will continue to embed our arithmetic and times table skills, the underpinning of all our calculations work. We will also be thinking hard about reasoning and explaining clearly how we have worked out our answers. Following half term, we will move on to looking at multiplication and division, as well as measurement.

This term in Science our topic is human growth and changes. This, together with our Computing topic of E-safety, will be brought into particular focus during Healthy School Week, which starts on Monday 30th September. 

Our RE work will focus on the school ethos within the wider context of Christianity. We will explore different forms of Christian worship and  the messages conveyed by the Book of Psalms. 

PE lessons will be led by Stockport County coaches on a Friday, starting with tag rugby skills, and Yoga with the class teacher on a Tuesday. 

After half term, Tuesday afternoons will be split between French with Mr Williams and gymnastics with Mr McDonald.

 We look forward to the exciting year ahead! 

The Year 5 Team