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Welcome back Olive Class! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and that you are ready for some really exciting learning this term.

During the Spring term, our project question is, 'Why do people want to live in the land of the free?'. During this project the children will learn about North and South America. In particular, we will focus on refugees and geographical features of America. The children will also be designing and making water filters as part of their STEM project this term.

 

Click on the American flag to start finding out facts

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American Flag

English

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 This half term we will be focusing  on narrative writing. 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 which they can apply to their independent writing. Use this website at home to help your child with their grammar skills.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

The children will have a big push on spellings this term. Use this website to help your child at home.

https://spellingtraining.com/

 

Maths

maths

We will be working on decimals and percentages to begin with. They will learn ro read, write and compare decimals before learning to add and subtract decimals.  

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.

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

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 project question is, 'Why do people want to live in the land of free ?'. During this project the children will learn about North and South America. The geographical features, the trade and about refugees.

Please use the following links to explore more:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discovergeography/countries/usa-facts/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Refugee

Science-Properties of Materials

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zryycdm

Computing-We are creators. Excel Spreadsheets

PE-Gymnastics

RE-  Christianity-The Church

PHSE-Dreams and Goals

DT-Water Filters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Information

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

Times tables to be done each school night ( 5 nights per week) and record books signed.

Homework will go out on a Friday and it is to be returned on the following Friday, giving the children 1 week to complete it. This homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Reading records to be signed each time you read or log onto Reading Plus. Please make sure that these are in school every Friday. Remember in Year 5, children are expected to read every day.

Please support your child by ensuring they complete all their homework tasks.

Additional Information

As well as their set homework, also help your child by encouraging them to use Reading Plus at home, TT Rockstars, Purple Mash and any of the other websites listed below to help enchance their learning. 

Reading Plus

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/fail

TT Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dallam

Spelling Training

https://www.spellingtraining.com/

Times Table Games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

 

 

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