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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 Mrs. Garner. Our TA is Mrs. Pieterse. Mrs. Amey will cover PPA time on Friday mornings.

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'.

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During Term 5,  the children will continue to develop and practise their arithmetic skills daily, through the Morning Maths Activity.

In our maths lessons, we will compare and order negative numbers, before moving on to Roman Numerals. Following this, we will introduce percentages, and then use equivalence with fractions to find percentages. Towards the end of the term we will work on angles: measuring, drawing and calculating. term, will be working on division. 



We will spend the first 3 weeks learning how to write a story, which they will then translate to a Play Script. Following this, the children will then learn how to write a persuasive argument, which will also involve them writing and performing a monologue.

This term we will be focusing on: the correct use of commas, perfect form, auxiliary verbs and then modal verbs, in our grammar lessons.



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This term, we will begin our new topic: India.  In Geography, the children will learn about the   physical geography of India, identifying  physical characteristics and key topographical features. In History, the children will learn about the events of the 1857 Indian Rebellion and their causes, before moving on to partition and the impact it had on India‚Äôs people.


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In Art, the children will begin by producing individual collage pieces, which will be used for a display in our classroom. Children will also be exploring and creating mehndi and rangoli patterns.



In Science, the children will be learning about the life-cycle of humans, from foetal development through to old-age!

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