Y5 Termly Information Autumn 1 2018

During this term for our topic, we travelled to all four corners of the world, visited every continent and discovered new countries. We did this not only through music and dance but also through our English work, looking at stories from another culture, writing letters back home and carrying out lots of research on a particular continent to produce a non-chronological report. In R.E. we studied the book ‘Four Feet, Two Sandals’ – it was an interesting text covering some big dilemmas like sharing and asylum.

In our PE lessons we thoroughly enjoyed our netball sessions and all improved our skills a great deal. We also really enjoyed our dance lessons – each week learning a new dance from the different continents around the world. We have also been lucky enough to have a Spanish specialist come in to help learn this incredible language.

Maths in Year 5 is a particular challenge for children as we move into a more advanced curriculum. The use of resources has helped this transition and the children are getting use to the fast pace learning.

Children’s comments about their learning

‘I loved learning about all the countries of the world, there are so many’ – Ellie

‘We have been learning about stories from other cultures in English and I really liked the story of Manuk even though it was really sad’ – Abi

‘This term I am working so hard to achieve top learning and my teacher has really helped me – I was even star writer one week’ – Tolik

‘We get to cook things for homework and the biscuit I made went down really well with my teachers.’ - Dougie