Year 5 Kestrels 2023 - 2024
Geography and History - Tomorrow's world
This term we will be learning about climate change across the UK and other countries. We will be looking at the challenges we face becaue of climate change how renewable energy souces can help to combat the negative affects of this. We will be looking at biomes (areas of the planet with a similar climate such as woodlands, desert, tundras) and we will even have a go at creating our own biome! We will also be will carrying out fieldwork in our local park (Reddish Vale) and we will write to our local MP to make suggestions on how to improve our local enviroment.
English - The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
In class, we are reading the book The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Set in the Amazon jungle, The Explorer tells the story of four children who are stranded in the rainforest following a plane crash. Fred, Lila, Con and Max find themselves forced to adapt to their new, dangerous surroundings quickly, in order to stay alive.
For our next independent writing project, we will be writing the next chapter in the book.
We are loving it so far and are excited to find out what happens!
Science - Living things and their habitats
In science this term, we will be describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and we will be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
Important Notes for parents
PE will take place every Tuesday (with the coaches) and Thursday this term. Please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kits (school PE kit is white or t shirt or polo shirt, black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, red jumper or cardigan and trainers). Please ensure long hair is tied back and jewellery is taken out or covered.
Reading books will be checked via GoRead on Mondays and Thursdays.
Spellings will be handed out every Friday ready to be tested the following Friday.
Our homework project for this term is saved in our class files.
Please read our Autumn newsletter:
Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings
Below is a list of spellings all Year 5 children should read and write by the end of the year. These words are sent home as part of their spellings each week. Please help support your child's learning by practising these at home.
At Abingdon Primary we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
At Abingdon Primary, each child has their own Times Table Rockstars account which they can use to help them learn the multiplication tables. It is essential that they use this every week in order to improve their skills and the speed of their recall. In Year 5 we check our TT Rockstar scores weekly and aim to move ourselves up on our 'TT Rockstars Class Hall of Fame'.
Important dates to remember:
INSET day Friday 23rd September
October Half Term: Friday 21st October - Monday 31st October
Break up for Christmas: Friday 23rd December- Monday 9th January
INSET day Monday 20th February
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