Year 5 - Owls and Foxes
Autumn Term (2) 2022
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 history topic is Britain on the Homefront. 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.
For R.E., our topic is Forgiveness. We will be understanding what forgiveness is and comparing how Christians, Buddhists and Jewish individuals demonstrate forgiveness within their religions.
In Science this half term, we will be focusing on Earth and Space. This will include learning the Solar System, how planets move/orbit and the moon’s movements.
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 many can affect people’s feelings.
Year 5 P.E. days for Foxes are on Mondays & Wednesdays and Owls are on Tuesdays 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.
This half term, Year 5 will be having swimming lessons, our allocated day is a Monday. Please ensure children bring with them a swimming costume/swimming trunks, a towel, a change of underwear and a swimming cap if hair is shoulder length.
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 Thursdays. 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.
Mr Girvan, Miss Kipps and Mrs Goodge