Teacher: Miss Gardner
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Welcome to Spring 1, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas break!
Our topic this half term is Asia, where we will be exploring human and physical features of the continent as well as mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes.
Year 5 Spring 1 Messages
Our first topic in Science this year is Earth and Space, we have been working hard to develop our scientific knowledge as well as immersing ourselves into the topic with a visit from Wonderdome to explore space exploration further.
Year 5 had a fantastic morning at Doncaster Museum working with poet Paul Cookson.
The children joined Paul in reciting some of his work before working together to write a joint poem inspired by The Flying Scotsman.
This was a great way to start our poetic style writing journey which we will now continue in class!
This half term Year 5 have been studying Baghdad and the Middle East in History. We have learnt how the Golden Age of Islam grew and what advancements where made in this time period.
We also compared this to what life would be like in our local area in this time period before focusing on the decline of the empire.
This half term we have been learning about life cycles in Science lessons. We have used various scientific skills in this unit including asking questions, drawing conclusions, recording data and using sources.
During Advent, we focused on the topic of hope. We focused on how we can wait hopefully for the arrival of the Messiah.
Year 5 reflected on the similarities and differences between individuals in the class. We understand that children we are all unique, with different family set-ups, gifts and talents. Finally we created self-portraits with ‘I am…’ statements around the outside with the title of the portrait ‘I am loved by God’.
Homework: Homework will be given out each Friday and is due the following Friday. Homework will usually consist of spellings, timestables practice, SPaG and either a maths worksheet or reading comprehension.
PE: This half term PE is on a Thursday. All children must have the correct school PE kit.
Reading: Children will have the opportunity to take a school reading book and a reading for pleasure book. Please bring your book and reading record to school daily.