Autumn Term – Crime and Punishment
What an amazing start to the year! It was a delight to welcome the children all back on Friday. Year 5 have settled in well and we look forward to an exciting term ahead.
Throughout the year, we will be working closely with Year 6 in both our Topic ‘Crime and Punishment’ and English lessons. Our guided reading book is Holes by Louis Sacher. The text will give the class ample opportunities to discuss the themes of friendship, justice and morality. To enhance your child’s learning, if you can, please purchase the book to keep at school. We will engage with Holes through our English writing and reading, as well as examining land use changes over time in Geography linking it to Camp Green Lake. We are travelling through British History, examining how our laws and punishments have changed over time and suggesting why. In Art, we will be examining how Graffiti is viewed- from punishable crime to validated artform, creating our own graffiti styled artwork and in DT, we will be designing our own security system using electronics and our scientific knowledge. The children will be studying forces in science. They will have the opportunity to make parachutes and hopefully see a paraglider in action! This term in RE we will be examining how Muslims use the Qur’an and, closer to Christmas, looking at whether Jesus was the Messiah.
Please take time with your child to have a look at the table below to ensure they know what they need to bring into school on a daily basis.
Thank you. Mrs Brogan and Mrs Reed
Water Bottles need to be brought in every day
|PE kit in
||Learning log in
||Learning log homework set
If My Maths is set, learning log to stay at school.
Spellings will be set every Friday and will be on the school website under ‘Year 5 Spellings’ to be learnt at home.
||Reading and library book change if required.