Welcome to Year 5 - Acer Class!
Miss Norris - Class Teacher
Mrs Chapman - Teaching Assistant
What will we learn in Term 2?
Welcome to Mexico!
Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals.
Tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional fruit cocktail or delicious Mexican meal. What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices.
Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball games and follow all their curious rituals. Just try to keep your head.
What did we learn in Term 1?
Acer Class have investigated the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; taken a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth and have worked scientifically to investigate gravity and what happens when there is none!
Then it was three, two, one...BLAST OFF. They planned, designed, constructed and tested a rocket for an important test mission.
In English, we have been reading 'Cosmic', a story about a 12-year-old boy who ends up lost in space. The children have really enjoyed using the story as a focus for their writing and have produced some excellent work.
Homework: Pupils are expected to complete their set MyMaths homework and read for at least 30 mins every evening. Once children have finished their reading books, they can log into Accelerated Reader to complete quizzes on their book.
Pupils homework projects will be displayed as part of the express section at the end of the unit of work. Pupils can choose whether to present their homework as written work, ICT or something creative. If pupils decide to choose something creative such as a painting then they should choose either written work or I.C.T. for their next homework project so that they are using different skills throughout the year.
We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. We always try to follow the “5 B’s” which are:
Be kind and gentle
Be the best you can be
In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions and have talked about how we can be more 'heartsmart'.
Below are some links to useful websites that will support your child’s learning and development: