Our class is awesome. We are Alex, Bronwyn, Caelan, Charlie, Dylan, Emily, Imi, Jimmie, Louis, Mica, Millie, Sadie, Sam, Samuel, Shay, Sophie, Thomas A and Thomas WS.
This term our topic is “Space”. Our main focus will be on finding out about the planets, suns and other celestial bodies. Our work will be heavily linked to Science as we investigate how our planet moves in relation to the moon and sun. In addition, we will be learning about the history of space travel from The Space Race and Laika (the first dog in space) up to Tim Peake, the Hubble Telescope and the Rover landings on Mars. If you have any related books, photos or resources connected with Space then we would be very interested to see them and use them in class.
This term, in Literacy, we are focusing on improving our writing. We have written a Persuasive Letter and a fictional ‘Warning’ story in the first half term, concentrating on developing our grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. This half term we are looking at Poetry, analysing a poem by Roger McGough in order to help write our own, and using rhyme, rhythm and structure to organise it. Then we will be writing a non-chronological report linked to Mythical Creatures and, eventually, our ‘Space’ topic. This will help us to develop our paragraphing, grammatical structure and technical vocabulary.
We are also focusing on Spelling this half term, aiming to secure our accuracy of the Year 5 & 6 Common Exception Words.
In Maths, we are working on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and their equivalence. We will also be looking at Shape and Geometry just before Easter. Our focus this half term is on developing our Arithmetic, Problem Solving and Reasoning skills ahead of Assessment tests at the end of the term.