Year 5 - Owls and Foxes
Autumn 1 Term 2022
Welcome back! We know you are as excited as we are to be joining Year 5 in what we hope will be a great year. We hope you all had a lovely Summer holiday and are raring to go! We are sure your children are eager to get going on improving their skills and understanding. Please note the following information needed to make this term as successful as possible:
This half term our topic is Invaders and Settlers. This is a History-based topic and we will be focusing on aspects of Anglo-Saxons and Viking’s daily life such as village life, what they were like, invasions and how Britain responded.
In Science this half term, we will be focusing on Living Things and their Habitats. This will include plant and animal life cycles and famous scientists including Jane Goodall.
For our Geography-based topic, we will be learning about Japan and we will be focusing on the culture of Japan, including the features of Tokyo, Japanese artwork, Mount Fuji, tsunami’s and Japanese clothing.
Finally, for PSHE, we will be concentrating on Health and Wellbeing. We will be covering stereotypes, similarities and differences, identities and showing respect to others.
Foxes P.E. days this year will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Owls P.E. days this year will be 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.
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.
Miss Kipps, Mr Givan and Mrs Goodge