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St James'

Church of England Primary Academy

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TERM 5 and TERM 6

We are not quite sure where this academic year has gone, but with two terms to go, we are hurtling towards the finish line of Year 5. Over the next two terms we have lots of wonderful learning opportunities for the children, which we are sure they will enjoy.

In Maths, the children will be focussing on position and direction with Mrs Husband, focussing on using co-ordinates to translate shapes. We will then be moving away from position and direction before focusing on time and measurement. In particular, during this time, it would be great if you could support your children at home to tell the time to every minute, as we want to move on to interpreting timetables, therefore, a grasp of telling the time will help greatly. Meanwhile, with Mrs Boyd, the children will be focussing on decimals, before moving on to percentages.

In English, we will be reading Goodnight Mr Tom and writing about evacuees. The children will also continue to read Letters from the Lighthouse, which one by one they are taking home to read the next chapter. The children who have had the book so far are very much enjoying this. They are also looking forward to the ending, as they will have the chance to compile a list of questions which will be sent to someone who was evacuated during WWII and someone who fought in the armed forces.

As I am sure you have already gathered, our topic over the next two terms is World War I and World War II. The children will look at why the wars took place, which countries were involved and finding out about life during this time.

For PE with Mr Heath, the children will be taking part in a number of sporting activities over the next two terms.  Fortunately, Year 5 will also have Dance sessions every Tuesday.

The children will also be taught French by Mrs Cordingley this term, which they will enjoy greatly.

Finally, during our RE sessions this summer term, the children will be learning about the religion of Islam, where they will focus on what Muslims believe about the way they should live their lives and why.

We look forward to seeing you all soon for our jubilee singing and celebrations.


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