Were the Vikings Vicious?
Welcome back! We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiay!
For the first half of the Spring term, we have a history focus and asking the question “Were the Vikings vicious?” To start our topic, the children will be taking part in a Viking theme day on Friday 11th January (more details here – Viking Day Letter). This topic will form the majority of our topic lessons. In English, we will start by looking at by looking at a story set in Viking times (Odd And The Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman) before looking at Norse myths. We will, of course, continue with weekly spelling, handwriting and grammar lessons which help to improve our writing overall.
The spring term sees both Year 5 classes having swimming lessons. These will take place on Wednesday mornings; your child will need to bring in a suitable swimming costume, a towel, a swimming hat and goggles if desired. Please note that there is a charge for transport to and from the pool.
Our science lessons for the term are on the theme of materials. For the first half term, this will revolve around mixing materials (dissolving) and separating them (sieving, evaporating and filtering).
Dates for your diary:
Monday 7th January- Spring Term starts
Friday11th January- Viking Day
Monday 18th February- Half Term