Year 5 - Owls and Foxes
Summer Term (2) 2023
Wow! We cannot believe we are in our final term of this school year. We have some exciting activities and trips planned. Please note the following information needed to make this term as successful as possible:
This half term our Geography topic is Violent Planet. We will be learning about the causes and effects of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, whilst also learning about the events that led to the destruction of Pompeii.
In Computing., we will be learning about Coding, which will see us developing the skills of using functions and conditionals to control a Sprite. We will also be exploring how to be a digital citizen and accessibility.
In Music, we will be learning the Motown song Dancing in the Street by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.
In Science this half term, we will be focusing on Forces. This will include learning about different forces that act upon Earth and we will be conducting investigations to measure forces.
Finally, for PSHE, we will be concentrating on Careers; aspirations; role models; the future. We will be learning about different careers and the routes/options individuals can take to achieve their career.
Our P.E. days have changed this half term, Year 5 P.E. days are now on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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, Times Table Rockstars 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 to read at home and record what they have read in their reading records.
Any queries please do not hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.
Miss Kipps, Mr Sorrell and Mrs Goodge