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Chestnut - Year 5

As per the home learning policy, please see below for some useful links to further stretch your learning!

The team

The Year 5 team is Miss Auster, Mrs Duffy, Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Phillips.



This term our topic is Awesome Africa!



This term in English, our text will be The Arrival by Shaun Tan.  This is a fantastic book to engage and enthuse children in their writing through only pictures! We will be looking at diary entries, poetry and a recreating our own version of the story. We will also learn about various SPaG techniques such as expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, contractions, apostrophes for possession. 



We read daily through our story time slot before lunch, as well as visiting the school library on Thursday afternoons. On Mondays we also have a specific guided reading slot with Mrs Duffy. We will also be visiting Long Crendon Village Library this term.



In Maths, we use the mastery approach and follow the White Rose objectives. This term our focus is multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, perimeter and statistics.



Our science topic this term is Everyday Materials. We focus on the properties and changes of materials through a number of investigations including looking at the materials within our school building to what is the best brand of nappy!

We also have a trip to RAF Halton to find out more about the aeronautics behind planes, rockets and hot air balloons linking back to our topic last term about the space race.



In Geography we have been looking at biomes; areas of the planet with a similar landscape and climate. For example, the desert, rainforest. In History, we will find out about the Benin Kingdom.



We alternate between RE and French every Monday.

In RE this term, we are looking at Pilgrimages in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism and in French we are looking at shopping in France including: the vocabulary of numbers, food and money, and appropriate sentences. 



In Art, we will be studying the art from the Benin Kingdom and making our own cardboard relief pictures. In DT, we will be building on our sewing skills to create stuffed animals. We are very lucky to have a trip to Ashfold School for an Awesome Art Day where we will have the opportunity to use their facilities to create something WOW!



Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday with S4A. Please come to school in PE kit on these days.


Forest School/Music

Our Forest School and Music sessions alternate every Tuesday. Please see the rota attached.


PSHE and Citizenship

This term we have been looking at our dreams and goals as well as comparing them with those around us; having discussions such as what is the most important job and why, should the most important job be paid the most etc.


Home learning

We send out a homework grid once a term, on which you will find a wide variety of activities linked to our topics to try. We view the point of home learning as being to extend children's learning on a topic and, more importantly, to allow them to become enthused and excited about learning. We share children's learning each week.


Parent Partnership

We are always happy to discuss anything with parents and carers to help to support children in learning or to provide pastoral support. If you would like to meet, please contact the office to arrange this.

If you are interested in supporting the class – either regularly or for a standalone session; with your time for reading or a particular skill you have – please contact Miss Auster to see when a suitable time would be for you to visit the class. We are very grateful for any assistance and look forward to welcoming visitors into our classroom!