Don't forget your ambience...
Hello one and all and welcome to year 5!
My name is Mr Almeida and here you will find all sorts of information about our class and the various things we will be getting up to throughout the year.
In our class we are extremely lucky to have the support of two wonderful TA's Miss Haywood and Miss Gunnell. As well as every other week we will have the fabulous Miss Vaughn who will be teaching the class on Fridays.
If there is ever any issues please do not hesitate to message me on class dojo.
This half term we will be focusing on the events that took place during World War 2. We will draw timelines to place events in time and look at the geography and countries that were involved. Not only this but we will also be investigating the triggers that led to Britain declaring war. We will also be using historical documents to tell us about the past. If you have any resources, letters or photographs please don't hesitate to bring them in as we absolutely love show and tell opportunities.
In English we will be writing our own biographies about Anne Frank, as well as reading other biographies about key figures. We will be writing news articles to show our understanding of events and we will read the fantastic book by Shirley Hughes called The Lion and the Unicorn.
In Science we will be learning about animals including humans. In RE we will be considering the question, If God is everywhere, why go to worship? Finally, our PSCHE lessons will focus on difference and diversity.
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. We will have indoor sessions on Wednesday and outdoor on Fridays.
Homework will be set on a weekly basis. It usually alternates between a mathematics activity, mymaths for example, and an English activity, spag.com for example. Sometimes we may set a paper based activity, which we will give plenty of notice for. If you need a computer based activity printing out, please let me know via dojo and I can do that for you.
We expect ALL children, EVERY week to learn their spellings in preparation for their weekly test. Times tables MUST be learnt and time spent on TT rock stars is a must.
Finally, we encourage children to read as much as possible at home, both to themselves and to their parents. Reading at home is vital to compliment and reinforce what we are doing in school.