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Welcome to Pine Tree Class - Miss Reddaway and Mrs Rowlands

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Welcome Back!

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and haven't ate too mcuh chocolate!! We are delighted to welcome you all back to class - for your last term in Year 5.

We hope that this term we will begin to see some more normality and fingers crossed, we will finish the year altogether!! We will continue to work closely with you and the children and we’re here for you every step as we figure this all out together.  

Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the spring term.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by popping in or telephoning.  The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together the better it will be for them.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @pinetreeclass to see regular updates.

Kind regards

Mrs Rowlands and Miss Reddaway

 

English:

This term we will begin by reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells.  Click on the image to listen to Chapter 1 and 2 of the story.

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Maths:

The children will develop their maths skills following the White Rose Maths. They will improve their understanding of the written multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages alongside consolidating their understanding of arithmetic and times tables.

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Useful Information:

Curriculum:

Science:

This term, the children will revise the three states of matter and properties of materials. They will then be introduced to further properties: solubility and thermal conductivity.  Children will then look at separating materials using a range of methods and understand that some changes are irreversible. They will then discuss the formation of new materials.  

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Geography:

Would you rather live in North or South America?

In this topic, the children will find out about the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look at the landscape and climate of some of the contrasting regions of the Americas and compare these with our own.

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History:

Why were we victorious at the Battle of Britain?

During this topic, the children will study the main events of World War II and then focus on what was the Battle of Britain, how was the battle won and why Great Britain were victorious during the battle.

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To further help with their transition into Year 5, below is some information about our weekly routines. 

 

Reading:

Please make sure that you read for at least 10 minutes everyday.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping list etc and record in your planner.

Spellings:

Spellings will be added to Google Classroom on a Friday afternoon and the children will be tested the following Friday.  Spellings will focus on either a particular spelling rule/pattern or will be taken from the statutory word list and will be taught and practised throughout the week. 

PE:

The children will have PE on a Monday.  The children should come to school wearing their PE kits.  PE kits should be house colour t-shirt, plain black shorts/ joggers/leggings and a plain black jacket/jumper.  

Homework:

Homework will be set on a Friday and this should be returned by the following Wednesday.  Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an English activity linked to the unit of work they are covering in class, so they should be able to complete the activity independently. 

 

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Click on the image to take you to Pine Tree Class Google Classroom.  Key information, including homework, will be shared on Google Classroom throughout the week.

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