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Year 5 - Shakespeare

Welcome to Shakespeare Class



This term will be completing our study of the book:

Kensuke's Kingdom

and will then start our new study of the book:

George's Secret Key to the Universe


This is what we will be learning...


English -  As part of the Primary Writing Project and Talk for Writing, we will be continue with our discussion text regarding a debate about sailing around the world! We then move on to a fiction story involving a portal into space and landing on another planet, whereby we focus on writing a descriptive setting. We will also have regular spelling and grammar sessions.


Reading - In our reading sessions we will be focusing on how to find information from the text (Literal), how to reach conclusions on the basis of evidence and reasoning (Inference) and learn from the authors choice of words and techniques used (Evaluate). We will also carry on developing our skills of comprehension. 


Maths - This term we will be learning how to identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation,   convert between different units of metric measure as well as investigate imperial measures, and estimate the volume of solid objects.   We will also continue with  consolidating our basic skills of using all four operations. (Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as a weekly arithmetic practice. 


Science - This term our topic is focused on Earth and Space, where we will be learning about the movement of the moon, the planets in our solar system and night and day. 


Geography - Our focus is on learning about extreme weather conditions and what can cause them.


DT-  We will be studying bridges and how they are constructed. 


Homework Due Dates:

Monday - REDS are due in, please ensure your child has read 5 times. 

Please ensure your child reads at home as we are not having many children complete their REDS homework!


Wednesday - Maths homework books or folders are due in.

Wednesday- Spelling test day.

Values homework is due back the first week of the new month.



Key information:


PE days are Thursdays and Fridays.

Please ensure your child has their PE kit

(indoor and outdoor) in school. 


Library day is on Monday.



If you have any queries or concerns, please come and see us when we open the door. Thank you.

Mr Moore and Miss Coates.


Some dates for your diary:

Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Trip to National Space Centre

 (more details to follow)

Thank you to all the parents and children who sent in chocolate for the Easter Raffle. We made over £200 towards our Space trip!