Friday 17th July 2020
A Final Good Morning Class 11,
- There is a end of year Mass on Friday at 9.30am. For the link to the service please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt2B8cjSslY&feature=youtu.be Everyone in school will be joining in and ere will be special prayers for the year 6 pupils as they leave CTK for the final time.
- Thank you for sending me all of your letters to Miss Jones. I think I have 22 now which is really good. If you have not managed to complete it there is still time to send it to me today!
- I will be making phone calls this morning so if you get a no caller ID call - its probably me!
- The settings on Mathletics have been altered to enable you choose the type of activities that you would like to do. This will enable you to practice over the holiday if you want to keep up to speed. I will be popping some maths and English work on to a star for you to have look at towards the end of the holiday. There is also a revised book list for you. Do make sure you enjoy a book over the summer.
- Finally I wanted to say how proud I am of all of you for working so hard over the last 14 weeks. It has been wonderful to see how well you have succeeded despite the challenges. Have a wonderful holiday and I will see you in Class 13 when you return to school as members of year 6. You will never forget Lockdown and I will never forget you! Thank you for the kind gifts and messages that you have sent to me. I shall look forward to enjoying them over the holiday. If you scroll up, you will see that there are two Headteacher's Awards for this week. I think they are well deserved.
Love and best wishes
I know that you have been asked to read Good Night Mr Tom, ready for year 6. I suggest that the TV series with John Thaw was excellent and could act as a brilliant introduction. It is available for about £3 from Amazon and WHSmiths. I bought it when Helena was reading the book in Year 6 and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Year Group: 5
Below is an overview of the curriculum areas we will be covering in Year 5 throughout the Spring term. We look forward to introducing the children to some exciting new topics. Also, we have the Alton Castle residential trip to look forward to. For more information about this, please visit;
If you have any questions or wish to discuss about any aspect of year 5 please get in touch. We are always happy to help.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Myths linked to Ancient Greece. (2 weeks)
Children will be reading Ancient Greek myths and writing their own based on the knowledge they have learnt.
The Mozart Question – Michael Morpurgo
Children will be reading the book as a class, identifying techniques used by the author to develop characterisation, create cohesion and describe events effectively.
Persuasion (2 weeks)
Children will learn persuasive techniques and write a persuasive piece based upon the book, The Island by Armin Greder.
Biography (3 weeks)
Children will be identifying the key features of a biography and they will be researching the life of a person and writing a biography using the features. These could be written about a famous Greek person.
Ongoing throughout spring:
Spelling lessons based on spelling targets for the need of the children and the expectations of the year group.
Grammar – using relative clauses in sentences, using a range of verbs tenses, use paragraphs to order and sequence writing, use descriptions to provoke a response, use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, recognising relative pronouns and using commas, dashes and parenthesis.
Weekly comprehension activities that are differentiated according to children’s needs.
Spring Term 1:
Order and compare
Addition and subtraction:
Formal written methods
Multiplication and division:
Geometry – properties of shape:
Diagonal and parallel lines
Properties of rectangles
Add and subtract
Fractions of amounts
Spring Term 2:
Multiplication and division:
Formal written methods
Conversions – metric and imperial
Fractions and decimals:
Geometry- direction and movement:
Properties and changes to materials:
Pupils should be taught to:
-Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
-Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
-Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
-Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
-Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes state are reversible changes
-Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
Unit D Christmas
Unit E Baptism
Unit F Parables and Sayings of Jesus
Unit G Lent
Unit H Holy Week
Also, children will be participating in Mass, class prayer service, collective worship and daily prayers.
Spring Term 1 -Coding 2 – Random numbers and simulations
Children will continue to enter codes using Espresso coding.
Spring Term 2: Spreadsheets Gold Award.
Children will be opening a prepared spreadsheet, enter simple data use ‘sum’ to find total, enter, label and calculate. Create a graph.
Throughout the year, children will always be looking at E-safety and how to report any problems they see.
Also, children will be using the computers and iPads to research topics.
Our topic will be Ancient Greece and children will be taught to:
- Chronologically sequence historical events.
- Compare law and government, daily life and traditions from Ancient Greece to the present day.
- Ask and answer questions about change, causes, similarities and differences in historically periods.
- Study the Ancient Greek alphabet and understand word origins.
- Look at the lives of the Spartans and Athenians.
- Understand Ancient Greek achievements and the impact they still have today .
- Research famous Ancient Greeks such as Homer, Alexander the Great, Socrates and Pythagorus and consider the relevance their ideas have today.
Our Art work will be linked to our study on Ancient Greece:
- The children will be making Greek pots and theatrical masks.
- Children will be following the Charanga music scheme and will be learning songs for the Easter production.
- They will be participating in a weekly hymn practice to learn new songs.
PE will be taught by our Sports Coach, Mr Hadlum.
Class 11 – P.E. lessons with Mr. Hadlum
Class 12 – Swimming lessons weekly on a Thursday.