Year 5 - Miss McLoughlin
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- The children will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon for the first half term. They can wear their PE kits to school.
- The children will receive a home learning task on a Friday afternoon, and this is to be returned to school by the following Tuesday. The homework will always link to something the children have been learning about in their lessons that week.
- The children should be bringing their school reading book and their reading diary into school every day.
- The children will visit Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum on Monday 10th October. The cost is £6.00, and a letter has been sent home about this visit.
This half term the children will be learning about the Roman Invasion of Britain and will be reading a book with a Roman theme, called 'The Queen of Darkness' as their class reading book. This book will be used to inspire their writing in English. In English they will be writing a narrative set in Roman Britain. Also in English, they will be learning about alliteration, the rule of three and using speech. In Maths, the children will learn about Roman Numerals, place value, adding and subtracting with numbers with more than 4 digits and rounding of numbers. In Art, the children will study the work of LS Lowry and produce their own version of his work using oil pastels. In RE, the children will complete a Christianity unit, which looks as God as holy and loving. In Science, the children will be learning about the properties of materials and conducting experiments about these. In PE, the children will complete a dance unit and in Computing, the children will code using a program called Scratch.
Sport Leaders Session
The children worked with a PE coach from Farringdon Academy and took part in a session of Sport Leaders training. The session began with the children learning about PACE - Participation, Area, Communication and Equipment. The children were taught about the importance of using this term when planning a sports session with younger children. The children were taught how to organise the children into teams in a fair way. The children then played a relay game to show the importance of not having large teams and how to adapt the game, so every child gets a turn. The children played a game of bench ball. After, the children were put into small groups, where one of them was the leader and they had to follow the instructions on a card to teach the rest of their group how to play it. The children really enjoyed the session and will use the skills they have learnt to play games with younger children at playtimes and lunchtimes.