Information for Parents
During Term 3, we will be working with money – how to manage it, comparing costs, budgeting, profit and loss etc. We will also be following on from all our hard work in division sums, to include fractions – ordering, equivalences, finding fractions of numbers and linking fractions to percentages.
We will continue with our mental maths and our problem solving, as well as looking at Information Handling, including Data Analysis and Ideas of Chance and Uncertainty
We will continue with our regular grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons this term. In particular, we will be observing contractions and apostrophe ownership, paragraphing, direct speech, connectives, and similes.
We will be concentrating on personal writing and diary entries linked to our IDL and factual topic reports linked to Current Affairs.
Health and Wellbeing
In the gym this term, we will be continuing in part, our unihoc games from last term. We will also be observing our fitness levels, and developing skills and techniques to improve these. This will also be linked to foods we eat, and observing our balance of sleep, rest and physical activity.
As well as physical well-being, we will also touch on mental and emotional well-being, where we will observe friendships and how we should be building positive relationships.
The class as a whole really liked the idea of looking at various lifestyles through the ages, and so they wanted to make a giant timeline around the classroom. We will use this opportunity to gain a sense of chronology, as well as observing the life of a child through the ages (in particular Victorian Times- present day) and we will compare this to present day childhood.
Primary 5M will have various opportunities this term to use the computer for specific research through our topic. They will also have opportunities to learn about Microsoft Word and its different features.