Our current topic question is ‘Were the Vikings vicious?’ Our class text that we will be reading in English is ‘Pax’ by Sara Pennypacker, a story about a boy and his pet fox who are separated.
On 19th January we will have a visit from Cathy (Gripping History) who will be immersing the children into a fantastic Viking experience unlike any other. As part of our learning, we will be undertaking a historical inquiry to decide for ourselves whether or not Vikings truly deserve their vicious reputation. We will be exploring how we know about the Vikings, from information that we can gather from artefacts as well as the vocabulary that they used and the words we still use from their language.
As part of our mathematics topic this term we will be covering the following subjects; multiplication and division, fractions and decimals and percentages.
Swimming is every Wednesday during Spring term. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the appropriate clothing for this activity in a waterproof bag.
We do outdoor PE on a Friday. The expectation is that everybody has their PE kit at school every day just in case we have a timetable change.
Homework in Year 5 will be given as a selection of tasks at the start of the half term, one of which needs to have been completed in time for every Wednesday and brought in to school. Books will be brought home again on Friday. We encourage everyone to become as independent as possible when it comes to completing and returning homework.