This week’s Star of the Week goes to Amelia
This week’s Pride Award goes to Peyton
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Term 2: The World at War
Golden Thread: Equality and Diversity
Big Idea: Power, Consequences, Community
This term, Year 5 will explore the historical significance of World War I and World War II. They will immerse themselves in understanding what it was like to be a solider during wartime, as well as understand what life was like for those on the Home Front. Through their analysis and exploration of numerous historical sources, the children will have a greater understanding of what it was like to be evacuated, to ‘Dig for Victory’, to ‘Make do and Mend’ and to fight for King and country.
Our Novel Study this term is: Goodnight Mister Tom
Useful Websites for our Theme:
Term 1: Fight for your Right!
Golden Thread: Equality and Diversity
Big Idea: Protest
This term, Year 5 will be immersed in the British and American History of protests. They will learn about the Suffrage movement of the early 20th century, as well as the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century and how both of these movements have had an everlasting impact on the world we live in today. The children will also have the opportunity to consider and discuss how these movements echo in today’s society and how the themes of these social histories can be seen in modern day protest movements.
We started off this theme by learning about the Magna Carta and how significant it was (and is!) in ensuring everyone has rights today. We wrote our own Magna Cartas detailing what our rights and responsibilities were in Year 5.
Black History Month Learning
As this month is Black History Month, the whole school have been learning about Black History and reflecting on racism and discrimination in history and in the modern world. It has been really great for Year 5, as it links so closely with this term's theme "Fight for Your Right"!
We focused our learning on Barack and Michelle Obama for our significant figure(s) in Black History and then we created our own speeches in the style of the Obamas to raise awareness of racism and discrimination. We then recorded these on our class iPads. Below is a compilation of some of the children's work.
Please can you ensure PE kits are WORN into school on our allocated P.E. Days. This kit should be appropriate for outdoor P.E. and should include appropriate outdoor footwear.
PE Days this term are: Mondays and Wednesdays. An outdoor PE Kit of school colours, including an appropriate sweatshirt, t-shirt and either shorts or jogging/tracksuit bottoms should be worn into school on these days.
Reading is an integral part of the primary curriculum so please ensure you are reading every day and recording it in your Reading/Spelling Journals. These are the little yellow books and should have your weekly spellings in them at the front, as well as space to record your reading progress at the back.
Take a look at the Year 5 Recommended Reading List for ideas on age appropriate texts!
Spellings will be given on the Friday of each week and will be tested on the following Friday. There will be 6 spellings given that follow a particular rule each week, with 4 'mystery' words tested to see if the children have learnt the spelling rule as well as the spellings given.
Alongside this, we will also be focusing on our statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6 this year, so each child will be given 20 spellings from this list per term and 5 extra from the Year 3/4 list and will then be tested at the end of that term. Please ensure that the weekly spelling rule, the 6 weekly spellings and the 25 termly spellings are being practised regularly.
It is also important that children know the meaning of the words they are learning to spell... as we might ask you to put one into a sentence!
Term 2 Termly 25 Spellings are:
Term 1 Termly 25 Spellings are:
equip (–ped, –ment)
HOMEWORK THIS YEAR WILL BE SET ELECTRONICALLY VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Everyone will be given homework on the Friday of each week, which will be due on the following Thursday. Children will be given:
- a Maths task, which links to their learning from that week.
- a Grammar task linking to the skills we have focused on in that week.
Please make sure that if you are struggling with your homework, you come and see Miss Tingle or Mrs Roden as soon as you can!
Key Documents and Helpful Websites
Here are some handy websites for you to look at at home to help you with your learning. If you find any others, let me know!