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Class 5

Welcome to Class 5!


Welcome back to school! I hope you have all had a great restful holiday and have recharged those batteries ready for the last term.

In the Summer term our topic is The Aztecs and Mayan Civilisation. During this topic we will be: finding out who the Aztecs are, exploring Aztec settlements, observe Aztec artefacts, create Aztec Codex and understand the importance of Aztec warriors.

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In Numeracy we will be securing number facts and using all four operations in calculations. We will also be doing some work around fractions, decimals and percentages, identifying how they link to one another and then using them in real-life contexts. It is important for children to continue to practise all of the times tables and develop a quick recall and response. We will have weekly tests.

In Literacy, our work will mainly be based on the film 'The Road to El Dorado'. We will be looking at the impact of persuasive language as well as analysing and evaluating texts. During the second half term, we will look at stories from other cultures.

Our first Science topic for this half term is ‘Living things and their habitats’ followed by ‘Animals, including humans’.

Pupils will demonstrate an increasing knowledge and understanding of the life cycles of living creatures and the life process of reproduction.

During our Animals topic the children will look at nutrition and diet as well as looking at skeletal structures and functions.