This Term's Topics
RiversLiving Things and Their HabitatsPE - Dance and Invasion Games Music - Brass Instruments
Welcome back! This term Miss Barrett's class will be investigating rivers. Children will be finding out about various rivers around the world, as well as our local rivers, their inhabitants and what affects their ecosystems. There will be lots of practical learning opportunities to investigate rivers and we will follow the children's lines of enquiry to explore the topic. Some highlights of this term include visits from Eden Rivers Trust, a morning spent at the Caldew, as well as our residential to Hawse End.
Our class read will be Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
Class 13 Home Learning
Children will be given a new list of spellings in their homework book every Friday, along with some word meanings to find out linked to our topic. Homework books should be returned to school by Thursday, ready for learning to be checked on Friday.
Children are also expected to read regularly at home. Please continue to support your child's progress in reading by hearing them read as much as possible and asking questions about what they have read. Reading to your child also continues to be important in year 5 as it can play a huge role in developing understanding and building on vocabulary by enabling children to access more sophisticated texts.
Each week in the autumn term, children will be given a times table to learn. They can use their homework book to practise these if they wish and learning will be checked on Friday mornings. We are aiming for instant recall of all times tables up to 12, as well as knowledge of division facts.
'Hit the Button' is a useful online game to help children learn their times tables. Please see the link below.
We have already seen some fantastic rainmakers and information leaflets in Class 13 which the children have enjoyed sharing with the class. You can find more homework activity ideas in the grid in their homework book.
Class 13 DownloadsYear 5 Spring Homework grid
Class 13 Weblinks
Times table practiceScience Spelling, grammar and punctuation