Welcome to Maple!
This year has already been an extremely busy year for our class. We have had lots of fun learning about Incredible Invaders. We visited The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey to learn more about Viking life. Some children had opportunities to wear or handle some Viking artefacts. We made brooches and model longboats, as well as taking part in a quest. During our parent morning we made some Viking bread, which the children ate with honey. We also designed shields and wrote secret messages in runes. Maple Class have also visited the local library and were very enthusiastic about their visit. Many children would like to go to the library more often.
We voted for our class councillors and our representatives are: Olivia and Jayden. Well done to them both!
What a busy year we have had so far! From exploring Viking life in the Autumn term to becoming super sleuths in the Spring Term. Now we are in our final term of Year 5. Our topic for this term is It's All Greek to me! We will be finding out about life in Ancient Greek times and how they influenced future civilisations and countries. These areas will range from political systems to the invention of the Olympic Games. In English we will be studying the book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. We will be writing our own Greek myths and looking at persuasive writing based on time-travelling back to Ancient Greece. Next half term, we will be writing non-chronological reports about Greek life and then writing our own extended traditional stories with a modern twist. In Maths, we will be focusing on decimals, particularly problem solving involving decimal numbers. We will also be studying Geometry, looking at the properties of shapes and angles within shapes. Next half term we will be using some real-life skills incorporating: position, direction and measuring. Our Science units cover the Circle of Life in which we will be studying life cycles of plants and animals, as well as looking at human changes as adults grow older, particularly changes during puberty. In Art, we will be working on our sketching skills and in D&T we will be cooking some Greek food. Our learning in PE will be mainly Athletics skills and we will be swimming every Friday.
Our Parent Morning will be around the theme of Greek Olympics (date to follow soon) - we look forward to seeing you there!