Welcome to class ARY5!
The class teacher is Miss Rawat and we also have Mrs Schofield to support the children. We have 28 pupils in the class, who are all showing enthusiasm for learning.
Here are some important days for children in ARY5:
PE is on Monday and Thursday. It is advised that children bring their PE kits on Monday and keep them in school until Friday, when they can take their kits home to be washed for the following week’s PE lessons.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday. The homework will build on the work we have done in class during that week. Children must remember to complete it for the Monday that follows. Spellings will be sent home along with the homework and the test will be on the Friday of the same week.
Friday morning at 9.15am, we hold our celebration assembly where the whole school celebrates achievement. Please feel free to come along any Friday morning!
It is extremely important that children remember to read every night and bring their reading books/records back into school the next morning. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
Literacy- In reading children will look at specific comprehension skills and how to develop a perfect answer. They will also begin to look at how to skim and scan for information in a given text. We will be practicing these skills every single day as part of our reading focus.
In writing we will continue to develop our writing skills and will use the skills learned from reading and SPAG to be able to write in detail and at length. Our class text this half term is The Firework Makers Daughter. All our writing will be based on this book.
Maths- The main focus this half term will be percentages, decimals and geometry. We will look at converting percentages, fractions and decimals and using problem solving to answers high level questions. We will be looking at numbers to 3 decimal place and will be using all four operations. In geometry we will look at 2d and 3d shapes and their properties. We will also be looking at angles and their properties including calculation missing angles.
Science - This term will look at the following unit of work:
Animals including Humans
Children will begin to compare differences in human beings. They will describe the changes as humans develop to old age and begin to understand that all living things have lifecycles.
We will also begin to name the reproductive organs and we will begin understand that the reproductive process begins with cells and that all living things are made from cells. Children will be able to compare reproduction in plants with reproduction in animals.
Our class topic this half term is: Ancient China
History- Children will be able pinpoint the location of the Shang on a map of China and describe and name some cities and physical features of the land. We will be describing the roles of different members of Shang society and know where they fitted in the Shang social hierarchy. We will explore a range of artefacts and know what they were made of and what they were used for.
Geography- Children will learn to identify and mark lines of longitude and latitude. Children will be able to label on a modern map of China with extent of Shang Dynasty rule
Art – Children will sketch Chinese flower art based on images. They will be developing their sketching skills using different pencils. They will plan and create their own flower. We will also be creating a firework art linked to our literacy work using melted wax techniques.
RE – Our focus this half term is worship, ritual and way of life.
PHSCE – We will begin with the topic ‘Relationships’. We will explore relationships within families, friends and will also begin to explore relationships between boyfriends and girlfriends.
PE- This half term we will be looking at athletics. We are lucky to have Mr Toulson working with us in PE this half term. We will be developing our sprinting skills and we will be perfecting the long jump.