Y5 Chestnut Class

Teachers
Miss Khan and Mrs Saltis

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TA
Mrs Whitham

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Miss Sides and Miss Norman

Welcome Back Year 5!!!

 

We hope that you have had the most amazing Christmas Half Term and are ready to start the New Year with enthusiasm and perseverance.

We are so excited to see you all and welcome Mrs Whitham to our team as our new class TA.

There are some amazing lessons ready for you.

Our Topic for this 8 week block is North America:

'Is America Skating on thin Ice?'

 

Across the curriculum, we will be finding out about the physical and human geography of North America and the impact of weather and climate change. We will also explore why North America is so appealing to tourists around the world.

 

 

Key Questions for our topic:

  • Where is North America on a map?

  • What are the physical and human features of North America?

  • How the states differ around the continent.

  • Compare America to the UK.

  • Explore the geography of Central America.

  • What is the impact of climate change and the role America plays in this.

For this topic we will be studying the book 'Holes?' By Louis Sacher.

We are looking forward to everyone returning and seeing the wonderful learning that you can produce. We know that you are an amazing class and we cannot wait to see you all again.

Things to remember...

  • Children MUST bring their reading books and reading diary EVERY day.

  • Children SHOULD read at least twice at home every week and have this signed in their reading diary.

  • Homework will be set via Purple Mash as a 2Do.

  • Outside PE will take place every MONDAY and the children MUST bring their outdoor PE kit.

  • Swimming will take place on a Wednesday morning and requires a swim suit (full one piece for girls and tight-fitting swim shorts) and a towel. The children WILL NOT be getting a shower after so do not need wash products.

Welcome to Year 5!

Hello everyone! 

 

We hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready to start Year 5!!!! 

We are excited to be starting a brand new year in Chestnut Class. Our aim is to provide a happy, engaging and challenging environment, where pupils can learn together in order to reach their full potential. We encourage children to support each other through collaborative learning and supportive feedback. 

We have planned some fantastic and fun lessons and can not wait to share these with you all!

Our topic this term is Ancient Greece:

'What did we fleece from Ancient Greece?'

Across the curriculum, we will be finding out how the Ancient Greece civilisation has had and impact on modern day life, look in to the fascinating myths and legends, explore the wars and everyday life of the Ancient Greek people and creating Ancient Greek art.

 

 

Key Questions for our topic:

  • Who was in charge in Ancient Greece?

  • What have the Ancient Greeks left us?

  • What changed during the Ancient Greek era?

  • Why did they fight and who with?

  • Why was trade important?

  • What did the Ancient Greeks believe in?

  • How do we know about Ancient Greece?

  • What was life like during the Ancient Greek era?

  • What happened at the Battle of Marathon?

  • What was the differences and similarities between Sparta and Athens?

For this topic we will be studying the book 'Who Let the Gods out?' By Max Evans

We are looking forward to everyone returning and seeing the wonderful learning that you can produce. We know that you are an amazing class and we cannot wait to see you all again.

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