P5C Learning Leaflet

Reading – This term each group will be focusing on different stories.  We will focus on predicting the text, characterisation and setting.  The sapphires and emeralds will be looking at inference as well.  We will also further develop our knowledge of literal questions.
Writing: We will be focusing on VCOP and how to use this in our writing.  We will demonstrate this by writing a narrative story, newspaper article and a recipe.  Writing is taught over 3 weeks – planning, writing, editing and assessing.
Listening and Talking: Throughout this term we will use our listening and talking skills through various group and pair work in different aspects of the curriculum.  Children will take part in a personal project talk this term which will be prepared as homework.
Number: This term we will be focusing on fractions and decimals. The Diamonds will be consolidating their knowledge of division.  The Squares will develop their knowledge and understanding of percentages near the end of this term. We will be consolidating and securing our knowledge and understanding of choosing correct operations to calculate sums in word problems.
 Time and Measurement: Both groups will be looking at the 24hr clock and time problems using timetables.  We will also look at area and volume of shapes.
 Problem Solving: This term we will be focusing on 2 strategies, find a pattern and logical reasoning.  We will be using written and active activities to help develop our skills.
Health and Wellbeing:
 P.E: In P.E we will be focusing on tennis and gymnastics.  We have been working on concentration, strength, coordination and flexbility skills.
 Health: This aspect of Health and Wellbeing will be taught by Miss Cunningham.  As a class we have started Class Dojo to help us promote positive behaviour in school.  We will focus on a social skill a week and earn dojo points to become a VIP pupil.
 IDL: This term we will have two mini topics; China and Solid/Liquids/Gases.  During our China topic will be looking at culture, maps and food.  We will be taking part in lots of activities as a class and with p2/3.  We are in the middle of create a big dragon with p2/3 which will be displayed outside the front hall.  Our assembly this term will be on what we have learned about China.
For science this term we will be looking at chemical changes through solids, liquids and gases.   We will take part in different investigations and experiments to learn why and how things change.
Other News:
 We have P.E on Tuesday and Friday morning.
 Homework will be handed in on Friday and given out on Monday – instructions stuck into jotters.
 Library will be on Tuesday.

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