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Our Author for the Autumn Term is local British writer...

 

EMMA BARNES

 

 

"I write humorous stories about children getting into mischief, having adventures, falling out with their families and generally battling with the silliness and unpredictability of life.

I also write scripts for TV and radio. I live in Leeds with my family and crazy dog."

 

Each month, Year 5 will be thinking about a key quote and how we can all learn from it.

 

OCTOBER'S THOUGHT:

 

 

Some of our AUTUMN TERM learning includes:

 

(Topic) North America

We will be learning about the North America - a popular topic which is based around a lot of key geography skills. This unit includes an in-depth look at map skills, the human and physical features of the United States of America and even a bit of American football!

 

 

(Science) 'Forces'

 

Our Science topic is 'Forces'. We will be investigating gravity and other frictional forces in a bit more depth, learning about the great British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, as well as investigating shoe grips and parachutes. 

 

 

You can extent your Science knowledge on the BBC Bitesize website here:

 

 

 

(Computing) - Game Developers

 

In our Autumn Term unit, we will look at becoming digital game developers!

 

We will be using Scratch to make our games - you can download the free software to use at home here:


 

(P.E.) Netball & Tennis

 

In Autumn Term I, P.E. for Year 5 is scheduled to be on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning, but please have kit in school every day, as we rely on good weather for outside activities and our timetable may change at short notice! We will also be testing out 'The Daily Mile' this half term.

 

Other great links for you to explore:

 

MATHS - Try these terrific games, which aim to improve your mental maths skills!

 

FRENCH - C'est facile! ("It's Easy!"). Check out this website

 

Alternatively...

 

Don't forget we have our very own St Francis Kids Zone with lots of fun games to play and develop your learning!

I've travelled the world twice over,

Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,

Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks

All with one library ticket...
To the wonderful world of books.

~Anonymous

 

 

A note for parents:

 

READING BOOKS:

 

These are changed daily in Year 5, provided that:


1) Your child has a signed reading record confirming the book is finished, and
2) Your child independently puts their book into the 'Changing Basket' for Mrs Maginn, during morning registration!

Books are changed by 9.30am - if your child forgets this routine, they may not have an opportunity to change the book that day!

 

HOMEWORK:


Sent home on a Thursday.

Due back in school no later than the following Tuesday.

 

Weekly Homework overviews will be sent home in your child's homework folder.

 

Where possible in Year 5, Homework should be completed as independently by your child as possible.  Homework is intended to reinforce and build upon learning objectives covered during our school week and is explained in detail as it is distributed; your child should be able to complete the tasks set on their own.

 

In addition to weekly homework (Project, Maths and Spellings), in Year 5 it is the expectation that children will complete some time on Live Mathletics to support their learning independently and also change their reading book at least once every week.

 

 

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