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If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 5 please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Gill, the class teacher via Class Dojo.
Our topic for the Autumn Term 1 is ‘Earthlings’ so we will be learning all about Space through Literacy, History and Science this term. Our class book will be ‘Cosmic’’, which we will support writing science fictions stories and information booklets all about the theme of space. This will be supplemented with regular handwriting, spelling and grammar sessions. As you aware, it is very important that your child/children read regularly at home. At school, we suggest that this is for around 15 minutes per evening, alongside the use of Read Theory. St Joseph’s also has the Bug Club initiative, which can also support your child in reading. Thank you for your assistance in supporting this.
We will be looking at Place Value, the four operations (Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction and Division) alongside 2D and 3D shapes within the first half term. Quick recall is vital for this; therefore, children should be practising their times tables and number facts frequently at home, alongside the use of Times Table Rockstars.
We will be focusing on ‘The Kingdom of God’. We will retell some parables and reflect on what the Kingdom of God is like. We will learn that the Kingdom is for everyone and we will see how the miracles of Jesus help us to see what God is like.
We will be learning about all things Space, including the planets, moon phases, astronauts etc.
Children will have outdoor PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes in their PE kit on these days. Pumps should be worn inside on PE days. Trainers should be in school at all times, so the class can use the track. Thank you for supporting this.
In Autumn 1, we will look at Ancient Greece and study their achievements and their influence on the western world.
In Art, the children will be creating a 3D pot, in a cross-curricular topic based on Ancient Greece.
Class 5 will be looking at physical and mental health – how to keep healthy, medicines and the vocabulary surrounding feelings.
Each week, the class will receive English and Maths homework via ClassDojo. Weekly spellings will also be posted on ClassDojo. Please support this weekly homework with your children’s regular reading, use of TTRS and Read Theory.
Class 5 have been taking part in Playground Leader training ,where they have been learning how to lead a range of activities with the younger children in our school.
Mathantics - a fun revision website
Click here to visit the Mathantics website where you can watch video explanations of different areas of Maths.
Long Term Planning
Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class.
If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 5 please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Gill, the class teacher.