Year 5 – Shakespeare Class

Welcome to Shakespeare Class – Year 5

Mrs Wolton
Mrs Wolton
Assistant Headteacher
Shakespeare – Year 5

Class Teachers: Mrs Wolton
TA: Mrs Kevlin

We are taught by Mrs Wolton in the morning and Miss Dade in the afternoon.

Spring Term 2020

Curriculum

In English we will focus on our key text of ‘Rose Blanche’ by Ian McEwan and Roberto Innocenti.

Spring 1 – Writing to inform

We will be using the information we have found out in topic to write letters and biographies based around important people in WW2

Spring 2 – Writing to entertain

We will be building upon our knowledge in topic to write narratives with a flashback, character/ setting descriptions and diary entries.

SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) will taught through a combination of stand-alone and integrated lessons to cover the Year 5 grammar and spelling objectives.

In Maths we will be extending our knowledge of Multiplication and Division, learning to read line graphs and confidently read and interpret tables and charts and extend our knowledge of the properties of shapes, including measuring angles.  During all of this we will be using our knowledge to solve problems.

Our Topic question this term is ‘What was life like for a child in WW2?’ focusing on how children were effected during the war in a range of different countries. As part of this we will be working on our sketching skills to show emotion in portraits and cooking using ration recipes.

Our Science focus this term is ‘Evolution and Inheritance’, we will be describing how living things have changed over time including how they have adapted to suit their environment, explain how fossils can be used to find out about the past and link our knowledge of adaptation to evolution.

Miss Dade’s PPA time will be on a Thursday afternoon and Shakespeare Class will be taught by Mrs Peacock. During this afternoon, the children will be doing RE and French.

Our PE days are a Wednesday and Friday but please make sure you have a full PE kit in school at all times.

Key dates

Week beginning 10th February – Spelling test this week

Week beginning 17th February – Half Term

Tuesday 3rd March – WW2 trip to Swindon STEAM Museum – ‘We’ll meet again’. See letter closer to the time. Evacuee costume required

Week beginning 23rd March – Parent’s evening this week

Friday 27th March – Oxford Literary Festival visit to see Onjali Rauf (Author of ‘The boy at the back of the class’)

Wednesday 1st April – Fab Finish – Street Party at school from 2:15. All parents welcome

Topic web Spring 1 and 2 – Year 5

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