Year 5 Curriculum

Welcome to Year 5!

This term our topic will be ‘The Race to Space’, in which we will be exploring how the moon landing has impacted on society as well as looking at the steps it took to get there. We will also look at Space Tourism and compare The Space Centre in Florida with the Space Centre in Leicester. This exciting topic will allow us to demonstrate our knowledge and skills in many ways including: applying our Writing skills to create a portal narrative which will have a very exciting purpose, being inspired by our amazing text George’s Secret Key to the Universe.

Year 5 will have PE on a Monday and Tuesday; 5T on Mondays and 5A on Tuesdays. Children will revert back to wearing school PE kit however they will need appropriate footwear for PE in school. Please be advised that we are continuing to have PE lessons outdoors so check the weather, in case showers are forecast as you may wish to send them with some jogging bottoms or hoodies.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers for their efforts with our Summer Homework Project! Homework will continue be set every Friday on Teams, and this will involve spellings, GPS and arithmetic. This will be due in on the following Friday. A paper copy is also available to those who cannot access the internet on a suitable device.

At Wheeler, we recognise the importance of reading and ask that this is reinforced at home. We expect the children to read 3 times per week and would appreciate if you listen to your child read and acknowledge this in their reading record. Their reading book and reading record should be in school every day.

We would also encourage the use of Times Tables Rockstars as this supports your child’s fluency in Maths lessons.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Thompson & Mrs Amorim

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