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Seahorses - Year 5


Welcome to Seahorses Class

Seahorses


Teacher comment: こんにちは! I hope everyone has had a good Easter and is raring to go for an exciting term ahead. We will be moving onto our ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ topic where the children will be developing their understanding of rainforests and their importance in the world.


Literacy

For our literacy this Summer term, we will developing our own poems based on a journey through a rainforest - exploring and putting into poetic terms their sensory experiences. After that, we will be using the film ‘Madagascar’ as a basis for understanding cineliteracy before learning to utilise their powers of persuasion to write appealing and logical reasons to save the rainforests.


Maths

For the summer term, we will be covering the following units: Investigating Statistics, Visualising Shape, Exploring Change and Describing Position. 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.


Topic

Our topic for this summer term is ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ - an in-depth Geographical and Scientific look at the sophisticated ecosystems of rainforests around the world and how they compare to local ecosystems. We will also be spending time analysing the impact of human activity upon the environment.


We will be looking at the developing stop motion animation and dioramas in relation to artistic depictions of and stories about the rainforest.


Reminders

Homework - Handed out on a Friday on Google Classroom or paper and due in on the following Friday.

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


P.E.

Our P.E. day is Tuesday and Wednesday.

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!



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Rhiannon Macdonald,
9 Feb 2016, 10:03
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