Welcome to Year 5!

A very warm welcome to Year 5, superheroes in training!! We have 31 extremely hardworking

pupils and 3 hardworking members of staff in our class this year. The start of the year will be very

busy as always with challenging times ahead, however we will strive to work hard and aim to

have a wonderful time in school as we progress with our learning.

In our Literacy lessons this term the children will start to read a fantastic book by Michael

Morpurgo entitled ‘War Horse’. In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army

and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he

charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the

desolation of the trenches, Joey’s courage touches the soldiers around him. In the

spring term, we will be moving onto a new story that will be guaranteed to excite the children just

as much as this story will.

In Maths for the first term, we will be working hard on our number work, linked to the school

calculation policy. The children have already shown off their wonderful numbers skills in Year 4

such as addition and subtraction, with numbers in the hundreds and thousands in some cases

and also with multiplication and division. These skills will be put to the test in Year 5 and being as

though we are superheroes in training, the children will be expected to persevere and show the

other children and members of staff at Rivers that they are determined to do whatever it takes to

succeed in Maths.

Our Topic work is split into two this term. In Science, we will be looking at how to improve our

science investigation skills with a focus on materials and their properties. Do you know your

solids from your liquids and gases Year 5? We will be doing a lot of scientific experiments, so get

your goggles on and prepare to get investigating!! In History and Geography, the children will be

learning about what life was like in World War One and all of the catastrophic events surrounding

it. The children will be using their map skills to learn about different countries in Europe as well

as developing their skills to construct timelines and write non-chronological reports about

weapons in World War One.

Some of our children in Year 5 will be doing extra PE and swimming lessons during our

enrichment afternoons. When the spring term arrives the rest of the children will be doing these

exciting activities and many more over the rest of the year.

We will also be trying out new things in our ICT lessons and learning how to design our own

small game by programming it ourselves. Exciting and challenging times are ahead Year 5 as

you train to become the superheroes of Rivers!!

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