Neptune -Year 5

Welcome to Neptune Class

NEPTUNE Curriculum Overview 2017-2018

We will be swimming this term. We go swimming on Wednesday after lunch. Please ensure children have their swimming kit, a towel and swimming hat in school every week. Homework gets sent home every Thursday and collected every Wednesday. We have our spelling test and times tables test every Wednesday.

Please ensure you read with your child every night. In Year 5, children are expected to write their own comment in their reading records, but it is still necessary for you to sign it. If a child’s reading record is not signed twice in one week, they miss their break on Friday morning.

In English we are reading the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, and I have lots of engaging writing activities in mind for this. We have already created a tropical English display to get our creative juices going! Our Science topic this half term is Electricity, and we will be working on a very exciting Dragon’s Den style project to put our knowledge of circuits to good use. Our Geography, History, Art and DT learning will focus on Hurricanes this half term, which is certainly very pertinent with all the hurricanes we are seeing in the news at the moment. We have already started this topic by recreating the Japanese painting “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”.

In RE we are looking at a topic called “Ourselves”, and have started by thinking of each of our unique qualities and talents. In Maths, we will be firstly focusing on place value and then will go on to master the four operations. I am particularly keen to develop Neptune Class’s confidence and love of Maths. I am determined that we will all be as enthusiastic about Maths by the end of the year as I am! Here’s to an excellent year in Neptune Class!

Best wishes,

Miss Molloy and Tania Douglas