Amazon - Year Five
This term our topic is ‘What was it like during World War 2?’
In History, we will be learning about World War 2. We will be finding out about world leaders at that time, the Holocaust and about what life was like overseas, especially in Europe. We will think about what it was like for people at home and food rationing we will then be creating our own meals using the weekly rations! If you have any World War 2 items, please feel free to send them in. In Art we will be painting Blitz scenes and creating propaganda posters, focusing on accurate lettering and painting.
In Literacy, we will be reading and writing about ‘The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas’ which will also be our class novel and ‘Rose Blanche’- both books will inform our WW2 topic. We will be writing descriptions, persuasive and informal letters, diary entries, character profiles and recounts. We will also be working hard on our debating skills in preparation for our exciting competition later in the term.
In Maths, we will continue to focus on calculating the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shapes and we will be also working on multiplication and division methods and then fractions. We will continue to practice key skills and times tables every week.
In Science, we will finishing our topic ‘separating materials’ and moving on to find out about ‘What’s in Space.’ – The planets, stars and moon.
PSHE lessons will focus on keeping ourselves safe and managing risks.
A few reminders:
- Please support your child by encouraging them to read every night, remind them to make a comment in their reading diary along with which pages they have read and using times tables rock stars and mathletics at home
- Learning logs will be handed out on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. These will be shared with the class every week.
- PE kits need to be kept in school so we can be flexible with our lessons and take advantage of any good weather.
- Your child will be tested on their spellings every week.