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Summer Term

The summer term is set to be another busy one in Year 5. 


We welcomed Year 5 back after Easter with a trip to Pocket Park.  We used our walk to create some sketches and later transformed these into beautiful pieces of artwork using Monet's impressionist style.  Later in the term, the children will be completing further art projects when Mr Cornell visits the class in May.


In English, the children will start the term by reading Marcus Sedgwick's book 'Floodland'. The book is about the journey of a young girl as she navigates her way through a flooded world.  The book has links to this area and will therefore link nicely into our current topic 'Home and Away'.


In maths, the children will continue to build on a range of mathematical skills.  We will start the term by revisiting statistics and measures, before moving on to more work with fractions.  Within our maths lessons, children will be able to practise their calculation skills by solving problems, explaining their methods and playing mathematical games.  Children have been enjoying practising their times tables using our new program 'Times Table Rock Stars' and we are seeing improvements in rapid recall by all of the children.


Year 5 will be continuing with 'Materials' topic in science.  The children will have the chance to work scientifically using a range of materials, learning about conductors, insulators and how materials change.  Later in the term, we will be learning about 'Animals including Humans' learning more about developmental changes that various species (including humans) go through.