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Year 5

Class Five Curriculum Newsletter

As we near the end of a very busy year the class will be preparing for the move to their new secondary schools. The term will be an extremely busy one with transition visits, Sports Day and the Leavers’ Assembly to prepare for as well as the Arts’ themed week taking place.

Between some of these unique experiences, we will endeavour to continue with some of our more usual curriculum studies. English work will include work on specific authors and extended narrative writing, including the use of flashbacks. In Mathematics, the focus will be on extending the children’s algebra and problem solving skills and reinforcing the skills that the children have worked so well to improve over the past year.

The R.E. topic looks at ‘How do people express their faith through the arts?’; Music will develop composing and performing while PSHE/C will focus on Relationships and Changes, which will help to prepare the children for their move to secondary school and help them to think about the changes that they will be going through as they grow up. Computing will build on Control and Monitoring Skills by utilising different software and equipment and the Science topic about ‘Evolution and inheritance’ will also be studied along with some work on Electricity. In Geography the children will find out more about the area that they will be visiting for the Year 6 residential visit.

Please ensure that your child’s P.E. kit is in school each day, as although PE will usually take place on Tuesdays (Orienteering) and Fridays, this could alter due to weather or other events.

As the children will soon be moving on to the next Key Stage of their education it is important that they start to look at the type of work that they will be doing so the class will carry out transition work to prepare them for Year 7. Secondary school teachers have also been coming into school to meet and talk with the children transferring to them but schools have also arranged induction days to complement this.

Home learning will consist of some writing tasks and research into topic areas or projects that are being carried out.

May I take this opportunity to offer everyone best wishes as they progress to the next stage of their education and if you have any concerns during the term then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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