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Birds of the Morning Class

Our Year 5 children are taught in Birds of the Morning Class. The class teacher is Mr Squire. The class teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas. Mrs Baggaley teaches the class on Fridays.

Birds of the Morning are large white birds that fly from the sun and present fire-berries to a retired Star named Ramandu.  You can read about Birds of the Morning in the book, 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'.

What the children say:

What we do in class:

 

Maths

The class will continue work on methods of calculation and using and applying this knowledge to real life problems. As well as this, we will be doing work on shape and space, using measures, decimals and fractions. We will continue the focus on improving mental calculations and this happens every day within the maths lessons.

The school website  has links to maths  websites such as Mathletics which can be used to support your child’s learning. Weekly tasks will be set for homework on this site.

Literacy

The Year 5 literacy scheme this term will focus on word, sentence and text level work. Our focus for most of the term will be writing  pieces from a  wide range of genres that will link with our topic. I am particularly keen to   highlight our on-going use of the VCOP      principles—Vocabulary, Conjunctions,      Openers and Punctuation - to help improve the children’s work and encourage them to develop their personal writing style.       

Topic

Our first topic this year is Britain during the First World War. We will be looking at the lives of British people through sources from the time such as poems and newspapers. We will be exploring the importance of  remembrance and commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the end of the Great War.

World War I was a major conflict fought between 1914 and 1918. Other names for World War I include the First World War, WWI, the War to End All Wars, and the Great War.

Who fought in World War I?

World War I was fought between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. The main members of the Allied Powers were France, Russia, and Britain. The United States also fought on the side of the Allies after 1917. The main members of the Central Powers were Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria.

 

Where was most of the fighting?

The majority of the fighting took place in Europe along two fronts: the Western Front and the Eastern Front. The western front was a long line of trenches that ran from the coast of Belgium to Switzerland. A lot of the fighting along this front took place in France and Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

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