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Welcome to Olive Class

During the Spring term, our learning question will be, 'What is the difference between surviving and living?'. The children will have a Geography focus this term in which they will learn about current world issues such as Refugees. The children have the opportunity to discuss real issues as well as forming their own opinions on the matter.

Some of the questions the children want to find out about are:

Does being rich make you live longer?

Why are some people less fortunate than others?

Why do people turn to God in times of need?

Are adults more fortunate than children?

The children will also be working on a STEM based project in which they will dresign and make water filters for a Refugee base camp in Syria. They will have the opportunity to work with United Utilities and be engineers themselves.

 

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Click on the image above to find out more about the Refugees.

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 on Fridays.

Bike Right

The children in Olive Class loved working alongside a team from BikeRight last term. All the children have achieved a level and they representred the school well whilst in the community. Take a look at some of our photos.

English

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 This half term we will be focusing  on Adventure Stories. We will use the book, 'King Kong',  to enhance learning, along with teaching the skills that are needed for the children to independently write their own narratives

The children will continue to learn a range of grammar skills. This half term they will focus on semi colons, commas for cohesion and metaphors.

Maths

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We will be working on reading graphs as well as fractions, decimals and percentages.

 The children will be learning about how read timetables, work out journey durations and apply this to problem style questions. Alongside this, they will learn the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 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.

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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.

Project

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During the Spring term, our learning question will be, 'What is the difference between surviving and living?'. The children will have a Geography and a STEM focus this term in which they will learn about current issues. The children have the opportunity to discuss real issues such as refugees and form their own opinions.

In Science, the children will be learning about materials and their properties.

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