See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
This term we are learning about space. This is a very broad topic, ranging from the history of space exploration to the astrophysics relating to the Solar System. Children will learn about how the sun is the star in our Solar System and that all planets orbit around it. The children will have an opportunity to research about areas that may particularly interest them. We will be writing a structured information text before writing a narrative with dialogue.
We will then be focusing on the genre of science fiction. Do share any favourite science fiction book or stories that you may have. Discuss what you may like or not like about this genre.
This term, we will have a strong focus on decimal numbers. Initially focusing on solving problems involving decimals, we will be multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100, and 1000.
See these helpful links for help:
Dividing a decimal by 10, 100, 1000
Multiplying by 10, 100, and 1000
We will then learn that angles are measured in degrees, and we will estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles. We will use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and missing angles.
We will continue to use the methods we currently use in all four operations in line with new NC standards.
In art this term, we will be learning how to use papier-mâché to make our own artistic representations of the planets.
**Please send in any old newspapers into school for the class to use**.
Children are expected to be able to use 'fronted adverbials' and 'relative clauses' in their writing. It is important that children practise these to be able to make more complex sentences.
Learn the relative clause song, which is below, and sing it to your friends.
Can you learn the fronted adverbial song, too?
Please make sure you bring in your library book on a Friday and your PE kit on. 5M have been taking part in the Daily Mile, where children make fitness part of their daily routine.
Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It will include reading comprehension, maths and topic related activities.
The children have a home reading book. Please ensure they read the allocated pages, write a comment in the reading record and that it is brought to school every day. It would be really beneficial if you read with your child regularly and discussed their books.
Reading is of paramount importance here at Lordship Lane.
Please ensure that your child reads their home/school reading book every day as agreed, 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.
Tips for reading with your child
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 to be displayed on our classroom wall.
Purchase the newspaper, 'First News' (sold in Sainsbury's) or go on the website (https://www.firstnews.co.uk/). This paper reports on current events but is written so children can understand.
Contact your teacher with any questions or concerns you may have.