Year 5 - Owls and Foxes
Autumn Term 2021
We hope you have all enjoyed your half term and are raring to go. Please note the following information needed to make this term as successful as possible:
This half term our topic is Britain on the Homefront. This is a History-based topic and we will be focusing on aspects of life in Britain during World War 2, this will include what caused the war, evacuation, rationing, the role of women and the use of propaganda.
In Science this half term, we will be focusing on Properties and Changes of Materials. This will include carrying out different investigations to identify conductors, insulators, soluble and insoluble materials. Also, we will investigate how to separate mixtures.
For R.E., our topic is Peace. We will be identifying what is peace and how it is viewed across religions. Additionally, we will explore the United Nations.
Finally, for PSHE, we will be concentrating on Living in the wider world. We will be learning about the importance of saving, what is value for money, keeping money safe and how money can affect people's feelings.
Year 5 P.E. days are on Mondays & Tuesdays. Your child must come to school in their P.E. kit on these days. Failure to have it is likely to result in them not being able to participate in the lesson. In addition, children will not be able to participate if they do not have the correct P.E. kit. Please see the school website for more information on the P.E. kit requirements. If your child has their ears pierced, they will be required to either take out the earrings or cover them with tape for the lesson. Please remember Cooks Spinney only allows small stud earrings in school.
As you may be aware, Cooks Spinney has adopted an online homework policy. Your child’s Mathletics and Spelling Shed homework will be set on Thursday’s. We do encourage children to read with an adult at least three times per week to build up their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Children will be given a reading book from our class library. Finally, children are reminded to continue their daily TTRS practise at home, as we hold Times Table tests three times a week in school.
Any queries please do not hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.
Mr Beaumont, Miss Kipps, Mr Richards and Mrs Whitbread.