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Term 2

Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic half term and are now looking forward to the excitement that term 2 will bring!

We are continuing our World War 2 topic this term but will be focusing particularly on WW2 from 1941 – 1945. We will be learning in detail about key people such as Anne Frank and Alan Turing, as well as finding out about more  events including D-Day and VE Day.

Our topic finale is taking place on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd December and will be a VE Day-style celebration where we will be inviting parents, carers, grandparents etc in to have a look at all of the fantastic work that we have been doing over the last couple of terms. We promise an afternoon of entertainment from tear-jerking poems to uplifting WW2 singing so please put the date in the diary and we look forward to seeing you there!

In English, we will be writing WW2 poetry before moving on to a picture book called Rose Blanche about a young girl living in Germany during WW2.

Maths will be focusing on multiplication and division (two tricky concepts so please encourage your child to practice these methods as much as possible using resources such as Mathletics).

Other subjects this term include Science and DT where we are looking at electricity and circuits; Computing where we are are being architects; and PSHE and RE.

PE continues to be on a Wednesday and Friday so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days and that it is clearly labelled with their name.

We hope your child has another fantastic term!

Term 1

A big welcome to you all, especially to any new starters and those children and parents starting in Y5 this year. Y5/6 is a very exciting year group with many opportunities, lots of which are happening this term!

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is World War II so will have a history focus, as well as dipping in to some areas of Geography too. Alongside this topic, we will be reading Goodnight Mr Tom in our English lessons and producing some pieces of writing based on this book. Science and DT will also be linked to the topic, with a focus on light and controlling devices.

Our trip for the term is to the Steam Musuem in Swindon where the children will be experiencing life as a child during WWII. Please see the letter on the school website for more details. We are always grateful for any parental expertise in any of our areas of learning, as well as volunteers to hear readers.

Please get in touch with your child’s class teacher should you feel able to offer any of your time.

In Maths this term, we will be looking at Place Value before moving onto calculation based work. Please encourage your child to go on Mathletics regularly at home and to practice their times tables as much as possible.

PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday this term. Please help your child to ensure that their PE kit is in school, follows the school policy and is labelled.

We hope your child has a fantastic first term – we are certainly looking forward to it!

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