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Our topic this term is Violent Volcanoes! This term, we will be learning all about how volcanoes are formed, the structure of volanoes and what happens when an eruption occurs. Our Big Question is 'How are volcanoes formed?' but we will also be looking at where volcanoes are formed and learning about the three different types of volcano: active, dormant and extinct. We will be reading the text 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' in guided reading and linking this with our literacy lessons; we will be writing a letter from Lila to her dad, which gives reasons for her adventure. In Maths, our 'Catch Maths If You Can' day will be using rocks and sponges (natural material to link to volcanoes). Our maths lessons will focus on fractions, decimals and percentages, telling the time and interpreting data in a timetable, and statistics (line graphs, two-way tables). In Computing, we will be making a film documentary to inform other people about how a volcano forms and erupts. In Art, we will be creating our own landscape painting of Pompeii. We will be focusing on the impressionist era, specifically looking at the works of Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. In French, we will be naming different food and drink, saying whether we like or dislike the food and learning how to order food in a cafe. We will be hosting our very own French cafe to practise our skills.

Y5 Starfish Information

The Spectacular Starfish have P.E. every Tuesday during the morning session. Please ensure that your child comes to school prepared with their full P.E. kit and appropriate outdoor footwear. We have a weekly library session during Thursday afternoon, in which children will be able to read fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts for pleasure. They will also have the opportunity to change their book during this time. Homework will be given in the form of a booklet and MyMaths homework. The booklet will include a topic menu, a times tables/grammar task and spelling work. Booklets will be marked on a weekly basis and are due in every Friday morning. MyMaths homework will be set online and should also be completed on a weekly basis. The MyMaths homework reinforces what we have been teaching during the week. Every week, children will be taught a new spelling rule in class. The spellings will be sent home every Friday, in preparation for our spelling test on a Monday morning. Each child will receive five spellings to practise.

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