5H/M - Mr Husband (HusbandJ1@hwbmail.net) and Ms Marker (MarkerJ@hwbmail.net)
5L - Mr Lewis
Our topic for this current half term is The Rainforest!
Our web page will be updated weekly with skills, any necessary support work, weekly spellings, information about trips and important dates. Please check regularly .
Please bring PE/Games kits of the following days.
5H/M - Monday and Tuesday
5L- Tuesday and Friday
Some of you have asked about books that we would recommend to your children. Please find a list compiled at the bottom of this page. They are just a taste of course and it is by no means a comprehensive list, but the books are suitable for the age group and have been promoted by many past pupils. If you are unable to get these books, do take note of the authors, some of whom have been prolific in their writing.
The children will be working towards their reasoning this week.
The children will be completing their first draft of their rainforest poems before redrafting them in preparation for putting up on display.
Please encourage the children to use their pink magpie books at home to record adventurous vocabulary and interesting phrases or descriptions that they could 'borrow' for their own creative writing.
PLEASE SEE READING LIST BELOW.
How do we use electricity? Can you suggest ways of how we could save electricity?
What exactly is electricity and how do circuits work? This week we will be working groups to answer these questions.
The children will be looking at the different layers of the Rainforest and discussing the types of flora and fauna that live in the layers. The children will produce a case study on a species of their choice. This will include a picture which can be annotated thoroughly or produced as a fact file. The children will establish how the species are suited for the environment before we more onto adaptation and the creation of their own tropical rainforest creatures next week.
In P.E. we will be building on the visiting expertise of Gymnastic/ Dance specialist teacher Mrs Michelle Griffiths who began to build a sequence combining the mediums of both Dance and Gym in small groups. Children from other groups will film the beginnings of the routines so that all can see their efforts and discuss what went well and what could be done better.
The children will be coding this week.
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
If your children have really enjoyed another book, please tell them to share it with us and their class us, as it would mean a lot more coming from them than us.