Yr 5 What We Are Learning

 Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 5

Spring Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new spring term. On behalf of the staff we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2018 is a good one for our whole school community.
Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

This term we will be writing an information leaflet, based on a mini-beast, as well as a creating our own mini-beast species file. We will read James and the Giant Peach and write our own story based on it. We will also be writing poetry based on our Topic learning.

We will be focusing on division this term basing it around real life problems, using inverse operations and rounding and estimating to check reasonableness of answers. We will learn more about adding and subtracting fractions as well as looking at percentages as fractions too, which will certainly keep us busy. We will be as usual heavily focusing on our Times Tables and division facts to boost speed in mental calculations. We will also concentrate on measures (length) building on skills from last term where we looked at mass and capacity.

Our topic this term is Beast Creator. We will look closely at the life cycles of mini-beasts, amphibians and birds. We will also investigate the reproduction of mini-beasts and study worms and their scientific life processes. There will be lots of opportunities to get creative in class and at home with artwork and design and technology.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
During circle time we will be discussing our school’s SMART Rules and how they help us to stay safe when using the internet and social media. We will also study the health of the human body, the dangers we face and how to avoid them to remain healthy, safe and happy. We will continue to discuss friendships and building relationships.
This term will also be where we honing our cycling skills and using the roads safely, hopefully achieving ‘Bike-ability’ certificates.

Dates for your Diary:
Spring Term:                     Monday 8th January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018
Half Term Holiday:            Monday 12th February 2018 – Friday 16th February 2018
Professional Development Day: Friday 9th March 2018

Spring Term:  Y5B  –  Bike  –  ability week commencing 19th March
                        Y5P  –  Bike  –  ability week commencing 26th March
Consents and information sheets will be sent out to individuals in the first week back.