Happy New Year to Year 5!
It is great to be back at school. We have a very term of learning ahead of us. You will find the following information useful in the next couple of weeks as you settle back into Ash Class.
Your class teaching team is
Miss Adkins – Class teacher
Mrs Doran – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Roberts – Teaching Assistant
You will need to remember to bring your P.E kit on Monday and Wednesday. We will be swimming on Tuesday afternoon, please make sure t hat you have your swimming kit in school including a swimming hat.
We will be visiting the local woodland for our Forest School again this term after we complete our rehearsals for our class assembly. Click on this link to check the clothes list. It is important that we dress for the weather! Forest School is a great way to learn about our curriculum subjects and ourselves, our friends and how to work as a team!
On Thursday you will be given homework, it should be returned to school by Tuesday. You should aim to read and learn your spellings on a daily basis. You will have a weekly spelling quiz on a Monday.
Our topic for this term is ‘The Battles of Britain’. We will start with a study of the Second World War and consider many of the important battles that Britain has been involved in through the ages. We have a visit to the Stockport Air Raid Shelters planned for the end of term; more information about this will be sent home in the next half term.
As historians we will be studying The Battles of Britain. This will focus on certain conflicts starting with World War 1 and 2, we will then go on to study key battles that acted as a turning point of the history of the development of Britain including The Spanish Armada, The English Civil War, The Battle of Trafalgar, and the Battle of Hastings.
As musicians we will be performing some morale boosting songs from the Second World War. We will also compose our own versions of morale boosting songs and develop accompaniments.
As artists we will be studying the Shelter Sketches of Henry Moore and looking at collages of Blitz Skylines.
As designers we will be studying the design and structure of the Anderson Shelter. We will investigate and evaluate a range of familiar products, thinking about how they work, how they are used and the views of people who use them. We will design and make our own shelters involving stiff and flexible sheet materials. We will be making food that was commonly eaten during WW2 using ingredients that may have been rationed.
As geographers we will be studying the relationship between people and place. This will involve us being able to identify and name the countries within Europe as we consider their strategic importance in the development of the Second World War.
Our class novel is Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle