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Seahorses - Year 5

Welcome to Seahorses Class


Teacher comment: 你好! I hope everyone has had a good Summer break and is raring to go for an exciting term ahead. We will be starting our ‘Space: the Final Frontier’ topic and will be looking at the current understanding of the Solar System and our place in the universe.


For our literacy this Autumn term, we will be looking at Rondeau poems and adapting and inventing some of our own. After that, we will be creating a short science-fiction story based upon our space topic. We will also be looking at writing explanation texts about the history of space travel.


In maths, we will be covering  the following units: Investigating Number Systems, Pattern Sniffing, Solving Calculation Problems and Generalising Arithmetic. In accordance with our whole school mathematics approach, we will be covering these units by following the ‘Master Flow’ model of study where work is first represented concretely before moving onto fluency, reasoning and then mastery.


Our topic for this summer term is ‘Space - the Final Frontier’ - an in-depth scientific and historical look at the how we have come to our current model of the universe through centuries of scientific inquiry.

We identify and recognise the planets that make up our solar system and develop our scientific method by gathering, assessing and evaluating evidence.


Homework - Handed out on a Friday and due in on the following Thursday.

Spellings - Handed out on a Friday tested on the following Friday.


Our P.E. day is Tuesday and Thursday.

Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit including trainers and plimsolls.
P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed.

Please ensure children with long hair have their hair tied up. Please ensure earrings are taken out.

Other Information

Children should be reading every night with an adult. Please read with your child as many times a week as you can and sign their reading diary. Reading diaries are checked every morning by an adult. Children who read with an adult 5 times are eligible for entry into the ‘reading challenge’ and have a chance to win a book.

WOW assemblies are each and every Friday at 2:30p.m.

We invite all Parents/Carers to our WOW assembly. Each week at least one child per class receives the WOW award for something brilliant they have done that week!

9 Feb 2016, 10:03