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Osprey - Mrs Meyers (Year 4/5)

Welcome to Year 5 and Osprey Class

Our class page is here to provide you with information about our class routines and to celebrate and share the work we have been doing. We hope you enjoy finding about our learning. 

 

Teaching Team

Year 5 Class Teacher: Mrs Meyers

Year 5 Teaching Assistant: Miss Hellyer

 

Year 4 Class Teacher: Mrs Oaten (please see Year 4 Class Page)

Year 4 Teaching Assistants: Mrs Legg & Miss Hurley

 

Osprey Class Teacher: Mrs Meyers

Hobby Class Teacher: Miss Grant (please see Hobby Class Page)

 

Our current PE day is Thursday so please ensure your child is wearing their kit on this day. For all other days, school uniform should be worn. Please see here for information on our current school uniform. 

 

Homework is currently given out on a Friday and is due the following Friday. This includes reading records. Please see below for further information.

Our Topics

 

We have got a really exciting year coming up this year. Our first topic in the Autumn Term is 'Oh The Places You'll Go' which will take us to October Half Term. Then we will move to 'Mummies and Tombs' in the second half of the Autumn Term and the first half of the Spring Term. Next up is 'Superheroes' until the Easter Holidays, after which we will have 'The Secrets of Sedgemore' and finally 'The World Cup'.

 

More information on each topic will be provided as we reach it and you can find more information on our whole school curriculum here

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Superheroes!

   

Our topic from February half term until Easter is Superheroes! We will be looking at space and planets in science, pop art and different materials in art, cams and moving toys in DT and the internet and world wide web in computing. We will be starting off our topic with an exciting WOW day!

In English, we will be reading a book called Robot Girl and using it to inspire a newspaper report and a persuasive letter. 

 

In Maths, we will be consolidating our work on division before moving on to fractions. We will be learning to use fractions to find amounts, finding equivalent fractions, ordering fractions including mixed and improper fractions and then learning to add, subtract and multiply fractions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Mummies and Tombs

     

Our topic from October half term to February half term is Mummies and Tombs! We will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians in history, Egypt and rivers in geography, masks and clay in art, mechanisms in science and programming using scratch in computing.

In English, we will be looking at a book called Winter's Child and then writing setting and character descriptions. Just before Christmas, we will complete a unit of poetry, based on the poem 'My Magic Box' by Kit Wright.  We will then complete recounts after our Christmas holidays before reading and retelling a story called Rhodopis, which is an Egyptian version of Cinderella.

 

In Maths, we will be revising our understanding of addition and subtraction before looking at data handling. We will look at line graphs and tables and how to read these to gain information. After Christmas, we will look at furthering our understanding of number, learning about factors and multiples and place value. We will then learn about area and perimeter before developing our understanding of multiplication.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

OhThPlaceYoWilGo!

  

Inspired by Dr Seuss's poem, our first topic is all about transport, journeys and creativity.

  

We will be learning about electricity, sound and light in science, while thinking about the history of the railways, and painting our own steam locomotive pictures.

In English, we will start by writing a recount about something we did during the summer holidays. We will then be learning all about non-chronological reports (or information texts), focussing on our NHS heroes.

 

In Maths, we will start by learning about place value- how to read, write and round increasingly larger numbers, while keeping reminders about how to calculate with these. We will also look at negative numbers, particularly in context such as weather and money and Roman numerals. We will then move into developing our knowledge of addition and subtraction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Contact Us

Use this form to contact Mrs Meyers on the Osprey email. Mrs Meyers usually checks her email between 8 and 8.15 and again between 3.45 and 4.30. In line with school agreement and staff wellbeing, emails will be replied to within 2 working days. For any more immediate messages, please contact Miss Touchin in the office, catch me on the playground in the morning or afterschool or send a note in with your child.

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