Autumn 2– 2018-19
Religious Education: Baptism
This half term we will explore the role of John the Baptist in the Baptism of Jesus. We will also find out more about the signs, symbols and prayers associated with the Sacrament of Baptism.
KEY VOCABULARY: Sacrament Baptism John the Baptist sign symbol action
Virtues and Values
Science: Earth and Space
Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.
During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability.
Look out for this half term’s Cornerstones-linked home learning tasks- these will be sent home during the first week back.
English and Mathematics home learning will set every Friday.
Make sure you continue practising spelling common exception words and multiplication tables.
You must also read at least three times each week in order to receive your star.
Autumn 1– 2018-19
WELCOME BACK YEAR FIVE
Religious Education: Creation
We will begin the school year exploring Christian beliefs about the creation of the world. We will compare the two stories of creation in the Book of Genesis and consider the idea of God as ‘Creator’.
Christians believe that every human being is created in the image of God and has the special gift and challenge of sharing in God’s creation. We will think about what is means to be a 'steward' of God's creation.
Virtues and Values
This half term’s values and virtues are: COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING .
We are learning to be:
. . . COMPASSIONATE towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and LOVING by our just actions and forgiving words.
OUR SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
Autumn 1, Week 1: This week, we will look at our school’s Mission Statement and discuss its meaning and purpose.
OUR CLASS SAINT: ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
We will also find out about the life of our Class Saint, St. Martin de Porres.
Cornerstones: Beast Creator
Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods. Minibeasts come in all shapes and sizes!
This half term, we’ll handle a range of minibeasts and small creatures. Taking photographs, making notes and listening carefully to expert explanations will help us to understand how minibeasts move, what they eat and where they live. Using what we’ve learned, we’ll write an interesting minibeast report.
Science: Animals including Humans
What do we have in common with fleas and rats?
This half term, we will:
Links to useful websites for learning throughout the year:
*** READING CHALLENGE***
This year, the ‘Reading Challenge’ will continue. If you read at least three times each week (and have evidence of this in your reading record), you will receive a very special reading award pin badge at the end of the year!
We will confirm which days the class will be doing P.E. shortly.
Full P.E. kit should be available in school throughout the week.
Information about half-termly home learning tasks and weekly homework will be sent home by the end of the first week.
There is no need to bring any extra stationary to school this year; everyone will be given the things they need .
Please bring an old t-shirt to wear to protect your uniform when working on creative tasks.
Also, make sure you bring in a water bottle to school each day.
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