Happy New Year!
I hope you have all had a happy Christmas and that everyone has come back ready to learn and do their best this term.
In the spring term we will be learning about North America in our topic and living things, including humans, in science. Our topic will look at the major cities and states of The U.S. as well as Canada, Mexico and The Caribbean. The focus of our science will be the circulatory system in humans and evolution and inheritance among other species. We will be working in a varied and open-ended manner which will allow the children to follow their own interests whilst still meeting the requirements of the new National Curriculum. We will continue to work hard in literacy and numeracy as we prepare our Year 6 children for their SATs – we will be focussing on spelling, punctuation and grammar in order to succeed in that element as well as other areas of literacy and numeracy. There is no mental maths test in this year’s as it has been replaced by an arithmetic test so this will be a big focus during the coming weeks. Year 5 children will be exposed to some elements of the Year 6 curriculum but this will be of benefit to them next year yet they will also remain focussed on the Year 5 objectives too.
Children will receive spelling homework on a Wednesday and Numeracy homework on Tuesdays and Fridays. For any parent wishing to help their child in numeracy; it would be great to keep times-tables fresh with regular question and answer sessions!