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Eastwick School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


We hope that you and the children have all had a good half term and are ready for thr busy half term before us all.

In maths, the children will be continuing the topic on time, focusing on time durations and interpreting timetables using both 12 hour and 24 hour times.

In literacy, we will be finalising the writing of the Perseus and Medusa story which has inspired the children to produce some impressive pieces of writing which was favourably commented on by other teachers in our moderating of writing session which we took part in today with teachers within the Howard Trust which was part of our INSET today.

In guided reading, the children will be focusing on progressing inference and deduction skills. Many children are able to respond orally but find it more challenging when asked to record their thoughts in writing using evidence from the text to support their answers.

In science, the children will be planning and carrying out fair tests linked to our Forces topic. The children always enjoy these practical activities.

In history, the children will be researching the differences between the life styles of the ancient Greeks of Sparta and Athens.

Here are a couple of dates for the diary :

  1. World Book Day – Thursday March 1st

 As part of World Book Day we are doing ‘A Big Read’.  Every teacher will nominate a book of their choice to read to children in the school. During assembly the books are shown on a power point and the children can choose which story they would like to hear. They then go with that teacher and listen to the story. Parents are invited to join the children in their class for some of the activities -more details to follow at the end of the week.

  1. Year 5 Greek Workshop – Thursday March 8th

Many children last year voted this as their most memorable day. In the morning the children complete 3 different activities where they learn a lot about Greek life and in the afternoon, they are shown different Greek weapons and act out a battle as well as acting out a Greek story.

We ask that the children wear ancient Greek costumes so now is the time to do the research with your children and get the white sheets out!

Hoping you have a good week.

The Year 5 team


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Curriculum Evening information:

Guided Reading Maths Reading Handout
Reading Workshop Writing Year 5 Homework Guidelines

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