Welcome back to a new and exciting year in Year 5!
This term, Year 5 will be learning about Nelson Mandela. During this topic we will be focusing on human rights during PSHE as well as learning about the history of Nelson Mandela. We will also be studying his autobiography, 'A Long Walk to Freedom' and will be using this to inform our own writing in English when we come to write a biography on Nelson Mandela. As well as writing a biography, we will be studying diary writing with the outcome of writing a diary entry from the point of view of Nelson Mandela.
Other subjects within the National Curriculum that we will be covering this term also include P.E., Music, Computing and Science. During Science we will be investigating pulleys and leavers and in computing we will be looking at different IT programs for the presentation on information.
In Maths, we will be focusing on division and multiplications and will first of all practise using practical equipment to support their understanding before moving onto the pictorial and then the abstract methods. They will then move on to learning about fractions and statistics.
Things to remember
Homework goes out weekly and the children will have spellings, Literacy and Maths. It goes out on a Thursday and is due in on a Tuesday. We go to the library on a Thursday afternoon so make sure you have your books in school to change. P.E will take place on a Wednesday for Lapwing class and on a Thursday for Skylark class.