Neptune -Year 5 & 6
My name is Miss Glover and I am your child’s class teacher. In Neptune, we are supported by our teaching assistants Mrs Douglas and Mrs Stapleton. We have lots of fun learning ahead of us this term!
In English, we will be reading a book called ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman and using this to inspire us to write our own setting descriptions. We will also be writing an explanation about volcanoes, linking to our geography topic, as well as other narratives, descriptions, instructions and poetry. In maths, we will start with a topic on place value, looking at numbers up to 1,000,000 before moving on to the four operations and fractions.
Our first RE topic is called ‘Ourselves’ where we will be learning about the role that our beliefs and scripture play in our lives. We will also spend some time learning about St John the Evangelist, leading us to create some artwork.
Year 5 will be learning about forces and life cycles in science. They will learn about the different types of forces and the impact that they have on our everyday lives. Year 6 science topics will be about circuits and light, examining the way that light moves through space.
Our first geography topic is called ‘Extreme Earth’ and your child will learn all about the catastrophic natural disasters that occur on our planet, including earthquakes and tsunamis. Following this, we will be moving on to history where we will examine life in Victorian Britain, focussing on the lives of children and how these compare to our lives today.
Your child will be having PE lessons on a Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure they come to school with the correct PE kit, which has been clearly labelled, in a PE bag on these days.
Your child will have received their reading record: this needs to be completed, and signed, every day after your child has read. All children need to read for at least 20 minutes every day. Reading records must be brought to school every morning where they will be checked by a member of the Neptune team.
Homework will be set every Thursday and is due the following Wednesday. This will be set on Google Classroom and will comprise a maths, spelling and philosophical activity. The spellings will be tested each week.
We would like to remind you that your child must come to school wearing the correct uniform and black shoes. Please remember that no jewellery should be worn at school.
We look forward to a great year together!
Please find a link to our weekly timetable below: