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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'.

What the children say:

What we do in class:

Maths

During Term 2, the children will continue to develop and practise their arithmetic skills daily, through the Morning Maths Activity.

In our maths lessons this term, we will revise and practise a range of key skills such as written methods for multiplication, addition/subtraction of decimals and conversions. Towards the end of the term, we will continue to develop our understanding of fractions: comparing; mixed numbers; addition and subtraction.

 

Literacy

For the first half of Term 2, the children will be working on a unit of writing, which will culminate in them writing a narrative from the perspective of one of the characters.

 

During the second half of this term, the children will be  working on instructional writing, linked to our topic: Ancient Greece. As part of this unit, in groups, the children will film and edit a video, instructing others how to play a sport from Ancient Greek times.

 

Parthenon

Topic

Our topic work this term will continue to focus on Ancient Greece. We will be learning about the construction of the Parthenon in History; in Art, the children will learn about the different types of pots used and then make one, using clay; later on in the term, the children will learn about Greek chariots and will have the opportunity to make their own, moving chariot, through a D&T project they will undertake.