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Term 4 Holiday Homework
To support our work about forces, it would be great if the children could either produce a poster or report about Galileo Galilei or make a toy hovercraft from a CD to show how friction and forces are involved in movement (see the link but use blue tac instead of a glue gun) http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/balloon-hovercraft-science-project
This term’s focus is on forces, in particular looking at gravity, friction, air resistance and water resistance - ‘May the force be with you!’ We will be doing artwork linked to forces and our literacy books. We will be reading the book ‘The Princess’ Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy, a poet. This book is about a young princess who can never get warm, a worried king and queen, and a stranger in black with hard, grey eyes. We will also be reading ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes and Charles Keeping. This atmospheric poetry book explores many themes. We are looking forward to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March, as it’s a chance to dress up as a favourite book character.
Dates for your diary:
Book Week - week beginning 2nd March.
Poetry recital Wednesday 4th March 9.10am-9.55am
World Book Day – dress up as a book character on Thursday 5th March, Bedtime story on Thursday 5th March 5pm
Parents’ Evenings - Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April.
Spring Festival – Thursday 2nd April.
Steel pans performance - Monday 23rd March so please come along to watch in the afternoon. TTBC.
This term’s Topic is Global Connections with a focus on Germany. In English we will be reading The Viewer by Gary Crew and using this as inspiration for our own writing. For art, we will create abstract and expressionist artwork inspired by German artist, Lyonel Feininger. During International Day the children will share their knowledge of Germany with other year groups.
Year 5 have an exciting and busy year ahead!
Our first topic is WW1. To bring this topic to life we have a WW1 historian, Jeremy Banning, visiting on Wednesday 25th September. He will be accompanying us to Westbury and we will look around the church and war memorial to find out about our local heroes. In English, we are reading Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, which last year’s children really enjoyed.
Now the children are in Upper Key Stage Two we expect them to demonstrate resilience, independence and good organisational skills on a daily basis.
Homework is given out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. We test spellings on a Friday. P.E. will be taught by Mr Knight on Wednesday afternoons so the children will need their P.E. for these sessions.