Welcome to 5LI
Our connector this term is:'
'Heroes and Heroines'
This term the children will learn about Heroes and Heroines and their impact on society. They will research facts about these people in order to write a biography using the correct features. Our connector has a geography focus, therefore the children will be focusing on North American countries, cities, climate and historical landmarks.
Find out about the following people and how they have impacted society:
THE HOMEWORK RESEARCH PROJECT TO WRITE A BIOGRAPHY ABOUT A PERSON OF THEIR CHOICE IS DUE JANUARY 29TH.
Encourage your child to be an independent learner - start their research now!!
English lessons. In English the children will understand the use of a fronted adverbial as well as learning how to develop their sentence structures to ensure the writing is cohesive. These skills will support them writing biographies, newspapers and narratives in the style of flashbacks.
Science will focus on using knowledge of forces such as gravity, the effects of air and water resistance as well as friction. The children will be taught that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. All experiments will be conducted in a scientific manner.
Maths lessons will focus on finding equivalent fractions, ordering fractions with different denominators, improper fractions and mixed numbers; how to convert one to the other then finally adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Children will be encouraged to solve problems, be involved in practical activities to then explain their reasoning. All children should make sure they know the times tables to support their maths in class. There will be an assessment test of all children's knowledge of times tables this term
Reading is so important.
Please ensure that your child reads their home/school reading book every day for a minimum of 10 minutes as well as writing a comment in their record book about what they have read.
If parents/guardians are interested in learning more about the teaching of reading and how to support their child, there is a free reading course being conducted in the school in partnership with Haringey Family Learning Department. Please see the Reading Co-ordinator - Mrs Imbrah.
Ask your child what they are reading about and discuss it with them.
Can they predict what might happen if it is a fiction genre?
If non fiction, what facts have they learnt?
Ask them to write short book reviews of the books they have read.
Purchase the newspaper, 'First News' (sold in Sainsburys) or go on the website. This paper reports on current events but is written so children can understand.
Our PSHE lessons will discuss what type of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable and how to respond. To understand there may be times when it is right not to keep a secret.
Click on the link below to play games and practise your maths at home.
You can use the links at the bottom of this page to support your child's learning.