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12/11/19

Our brain’s capacity to learn languages reduces as we get older therefore we teach Spanish from Reception https://t.co/tJSWJMyh2S

12/11/19

Parents Evening tonight, please remember to come for your meeting with the class teacher, and see all your child/ren’s work! We are proud of all of them! See you tonight.

11/11/19

Remember together https://t.co/60oPTrkV3l

07/11/19

Happy Birthday girls 🎂🎂🎂 https://t.co/uqQojZ3sHK

07/11/19

Morning job done 🐐🐐🐐Goat Health Check ✔️ https://t.co/lfHpltY2YE

06/11/19

Dancing lesson with Mr Dawson 🕺🏼💃 https://t.co/Davm0I6TpU

06/11/19

Pizza time 🍕🍕🍕 https://t.co/9Z5g3JBwgD

06/11/19

Good morning from the farm. Hard at work already! https://t.co/ZlhBLCHE0U

05/11/19

We learned about journeys and the key areas of the cathedral. We even saw the Queen’s seat! https://t.co/pd4wWcpNze

05/11/19

Feeding the sheep - it’s not everyday in Tottenham we get to do this on a Tuesday afternoon https://t.co/aoCqUQmSRZ

05/11/19

Photo opportunity against a stunning backdrop so happy to be here https://t.co/PWes6xLhml

05/11/19

The sheep walk; picturesque views whilst taking in the fresh air and enjoying the privilege of space, isolation and solace. https://t.co/uG6F69MPNI

05/11/19

Beautiful views. Walking on the sheep trail, making memories that last forever. https://t.co/CqDK8xYsvF

05/11/19

Eating with best friends: what could be nicer... home-made burgers from farm meat; with roast potatoes and home-made ‘Krispy Kreme’ style donuts! https://t.co/46UZYnnR8G

05/11/19

All showered, hot chocolate fuelled and ready for bed, so time to read the next five chapters of Skellig before a good nights sleep. Night night everyone. https://t.co/75PS742VIh

04/11/19

At bedtime the boys wanted to share what they had learnt. Have a listen all the way to the end and how they explain mating so maturely. Proud. https://t.co/QpvpFOpep8

04/11/19

Looking for seal and dolphins. What an amazing opportunity https://t.co/D1i42weNzX

04/11/19

Casual Monday morning walk with the Donkey’s https://t.co/TCJdlgOMHL

04/11/19

Free time before lunch - massage train, chess, football in the field… we’re all happy and ready fir our lunch. https://t.co/jHebbrRpm2

03/11/19

Ready to go. Coastal walk in the Autumn afternoon sunshine. https://t.co/LBy2uS2bdl

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Year 5

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Hello and welcome to Year 5.

Our school theme for this half term is Wonderful Me. In year 5 we study life cycles of animals (including humans) and plants. This includes identifying the changes in humans as they develop into old age and comparing the life cycles of different animals. This will be the theme for our wow day – so start thinking about costumes now!

To support this in English we will begin by studying the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Later in the half term we will debate whether animals should be kept in zoos and write an information text about the life cycle of kangaroos.

 

English

Reading
During this half-term we will be focusing our reading on comprehension and sequencing events that we have just read. It is critical that every child in year 5 reads at home every day. If you need help with supporting this please let us know.

Writing
Our writing this term is also based on our science topic. We’ll be using the themes identified in lifecycles to develop the skill of writing a balanced argument. This involves not only explaining personal views but looking at the issue from other perspectives. We will, of course, continue to develop vocabulary.

 

Maths

This half-term we will be focusing mainly on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will start the term with multiplication and division, using larger numbers. We are looking at the grid method and moving on to formal written method, as well as bus stop for division. It is highly important children know all their times tables by this stage and please make sure they are practising at home. In addition, please make use of Mathletics: a fun way to close some gaps in learning.