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Foxes Class

Miss Berry, Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Nadeau

Welcome back to Foxes class. We hope you had a relaxing Christmas break. 

This spring term, we will start reading the fun-filled adventure story “Kid Normal”. In this story, a boy finds out if they can become a superhero. We will design our own superheroes to star in creative stories. Next, we will practise writing as journalists, about the exciting events we have been imagining. Guided reading and grammar are taught each day in Year 5. The children will also complete a timed reading comprehension every Friday.  

In mathematics, we will start by investigating the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Following that, we will begin a detailed and thorough unit about fractions, decimals and percentages. Both of these units put to use the written methods of multiplication and division that was practised during the autumn term. Arithmetic and times tables are taught daily. Arithmetic is assessed once a week.   

In science and history we are studying the fascinating subject of space. There will be a focus on the Space Race, including the reasons for it and which countries were involved. We will also be learning about why we have day and night and the structure of the solar system. 

As part of our Manor Court 48, we will taking part in orienteering by using a map and a compass. We are hoping we may also be able to visit a cinema, although this is dependent on the Covid-19 situation.  

Mrs Morton is going to be working with Year 5 to create some brilliant artwork using recycled materials. Religious education will be taught by Mrs Nadeau on a Wednesday afternoon. 

P.E is on a Monday and Friday afternoon. Children should come to school in P.E kit on these days. 

Across all ages, reading is one of the most important ways that children learn about the world around them as well as language and the structure of writing. As such, children are expected to read 5 times a week at home, as well as complete the homework tasks set and due in each Friday. TTRockstars is a fantastic resource we are lucky enough to have access to. Times table understanding massively helps children progress in their maths, so it would be great to see children continuing to play on the TT rockstars website from home. If any child is finding their homework tricky, please ask and we are happy to spend extra time making sure they get the help they need.   

We are looking forward to beginning an exciting Spring term. 

Thank you 

Miss Berry, Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Nadeau 

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