Class 17 Year 5 2018 - 2019

Mrs Landstrom

Mrs Barnett

Class 17 – Autumn 1 2018


Welcome back! We hope that you have had a fantastic summer holiday and that you are feeling refreshed and ready for a new school year!!



Our English work this term will focus on the story of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs, however with a modern twist. We will be continuing to follow the Talk 4 Writing approach for this unit of work, which will begin with us creating and reciting the story orally through a text map, in order to memorise and learn from its structure.  We will be focusing description writing as well as persuasive writing.  We also expect the children to learn some new grammar objectives including relative clauses, modal verbs and expanded noun phrases.



Our maths work this term will be centred on our new scheme ‘Power Maths’. We will look at the place value of numbers up to 1,000,000. This will also include count forwards and backwards, rounding, negative numbers and Roman numerals.  In addition, we will look at written and mental methods for addition and subtraction, as well as applying to problem solving. Every week the children will complete a times table test moving through bronze, silver and gold levels.



Our topic for this half term is Creation. The children will learn that people have asked questions about Creation for a long time and learn about the Creation story in the Bible. They will also learn about the story of The Fall and think how it helps us to understand suffering in the world. The children will discover that God calls us to care for Creation and we must be aware of our responsibilities. We will find out about God’s great helpers and reflect on what we can learn from them. Finally, we will become aware of God’s great gifts given to us. Here, we will look further at our own gifts and how we can use these.  



Our focus is on Life Cycles: The circle of life. The children will learn how to describe and compare the life cycles of plants, mammals, insects and amphibians. They will also begin to describe the life process of reproduction in some living things. Finally, we will l earn how to describe the changes as humans develop to old age. Thinking creatively, we will listen to the Carnival of the animals French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. We will have the opportunity to create different images of animals or living things using a range of mediums.


Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 17 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 


We really look forward to getting to know you all this half term.


Mrs Landstrom and Mrs Barnett

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