Year 5 Curriculum

Welcome back to Year 5 for the Summer term!

This term our topic will be ‘God and Games’, in which we will be exploring Ancient Greek civilisation and considering their beliefs, morals and culture. We will also look at the impact and influence on the western society. This exciting topic will allow us to demonstrate our knowledge and skills in many ways including: applying our Writing skills to create a narrative which will have a very exciting purpose, being inspired in the kitchen in D&T and reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts relating to our topic, including ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’.

Year 5 will continue to have PE on a Monday and Tuesday; Amazon on Mondays and Volga on Tuesdays. The children can come into school in sportswear on their PE day. please be advised that we are continuing to have PE lessons outdoors so check the weather, in case showers are forecast.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers over the home learning period and those who continue to encourage their children to complete their homework on a weekly basis; it is a massive help! 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. Their login details will be found on their reading record.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Kemp & Mrs Amorim

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