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Welcome to Olive Class

During the Spring term, our learning question will be, 'What is the difference surviving and living?'. The children will have a geography focus this term in which they will learn about Refugees with a focus on Syria. The children have the opportunity to work alongside a local charity, who will be coming to work with the children in class. As well as this, the children will be focusing on water and how we can help countries who don't have clean water by designing and making water filters. Again we will be working with United Utilities for this project in the classroom. In maths we will be continuing to focus on fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will start by learning the skills then they will be given opportunties to apply these skills to a range of problems. The children will work on their individual Maths and English targets ensuring they are making excellent progress. In English will be working on writing Traditional Tales based on Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories' as a stimulus.   Olive Class will complete a series of reading, writing and speaking activties based on this, as well as working on a range of grammar and spelling skills. In Science we will focus on Properties of Materials, the children will have the chance to learn new knowledge as well as conduct a range of comparative and fair tests and conduct their own reserach to answer scientific questions.


Useful Information

PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Please ensure that full PE kits are in school every week.

Spelling lists go home every other Monday, ready for a spelling test every other Friday.

Mad about Maths challenges are updated  biweekly.

Homework will go out on a Monday and it is to be returned on the following Friday, giving the children 2 weeks to complete it.

Reading logs are checked each day. Please make sure that these are in school every day. Remember in Year 5, children are expected to read every day! 

Please support your child by ensuring they complete all their homework tasks and hand them in each Friday.

Music at BCA!

The children in Olive Class have now finished their music lessons at BCA with Mr Jones. They have been learning how to play the ukulele. They learned a range of chords and even learned to sing simutaneously. The children were a pleasure and are very excited to go back to BCA this half term for their RE lessons with Mrs Tickle. 



 This half term we will be looking at Traditional Tales. We will use Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories',  to enhance learning, along with teaching the skills that are needed for the children to independently write their own traditional Tales.

The children will continue to learn a range of grammar skills. This half term they will focus on fronted adverbials, realtive clauses and expanded noun phrases with preopositions, semi colons, direct speech and synonyms. 



We will be working on fractions, decimals and percentages. 

 The children will be learning how to find percentages of amounts, the realtionship between all 3 plus much more. They will then be applying these skills to more complex problems. 

Click on the link below to find thousands of problems for your children to solve at home.



Also we will improve our speed and fluency with mental maths. Remember to choose a challenge from your maths passport to practise every week to help improve your mental maths skills.

Here are some links for games to help improve your mental maths skills.

Push the Button - times tables, doubles and halves and number bonds.

Loop Cards - addition and subtraction facts, doubles and halves and times tables.

Woodlands Junior - lots of different maths games to improve your mental maths.



In our topic work, we will be learning about Refugees. Our topic work is very much child led, the children will have the opportunity to research Refrugees and Syria using the internet, a range books and visitors This terms challenege question is:

  • What is the difference between surviving and living? 

In Science, the children will be learning about Properties of Materials.

PE- Football 

Computing -'Commincation-blog'








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