Welcome back Year 5. It is so lovely having you all back at school!
This half term we will be reading two great books. The first is a picture book written by Neil Gaiman titled The Wolves In The Walls. You will be retelling this story and also innovating this story by writing the sequel. I am sure you will all enjoy listening to this story!
We will also be reading the louis Sachar novel There's a Boy In The Girls' Bathroom during our Reading lessons. We will be discussing the characters of the book using The Zones of Regulation to understand how they are feeling and following the Destination reader scheme, discussing what we read with our partner. We will use this also for our English lessons, where you will be writing dialogue between the characters.
For Maths lessons, we are beginning a new and exciting maths scheme titled Maths No Problem!
Here you will be using resources in every lesson, making it a practical and enjoyable way to embed new maths concepts and learning. Our first Chapter in Year 5 will focus on understanding place value and being able to read and write numbers up to 1,000,000.
Our Humanities focus this half term will be History, where we will learn about the Islamic Empire. You will learn all about the origins of the Empire, the three main periods where caliphs from the Rashidun, Ummayad and Abbasid dynasty ruled over the empire as well as the location of each dynasties capital city at the time. We will also look at the golden age of the early Islamic civilisation and the achievements attributed to that period.
What else can you do at home?
Remember all the logins that you have from school for different websites. There are lots of things that you can do online to help you with your learning.
Times Tables Rockstars
Duolingo (for Spanish)
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