The Messengers (Y5)

Welcome to the Messengers!

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Timetable

Class Prayer

miss jones

Welcome to the new autumn term and the beginning of our journey through an exciting year of learning and having fun. At the senior end of the school our pupils will be expected to set good examples to others throughout the school. Our pupils take responsibility for various jobs around the school helping to look after resources, tackle recycling paper and plastics, and supporting others to engage in positive play.

This term our topic focus is researching and learning key facts about the World War 2, how it started and how it affected day to day life. We will be using mapping skills to identify where the Allied and Axis troops came from, focusing on Europe and the cities affected by the Battle of Britain and evacuation.  The children will research key facts on rationing; evacuation; Winston Churchill; air raids; dig for victory; the role of the home guard and the effects on daily life.   I have organised a trip to East Kirkby Air Museum so the children can visit the Lancaster Bomber and their World War 2 Museum.

For this half term our Science topic will cover ‘Forces’ we will be looking at the work of Sir Isaac Newton and gravity and the role it plays; we will also be looking at air and water resistance; friction and opposing forces (Magnets)..

Throughout this term the pupils will follow the new calculation curriculum investigating styles of operations using number sentences and word problems.  Through our literacy sessions we will be building pupil’s knowledge of grammar, spellings, handwriting and creative writing building on the children’s understanding of different forms of text.  We will begin by looking at recounts and Newspapers; Letter writing and poetry.  We encourage the children to widen their reading knowledge investigating different genres to further develop their reading skills and deepen their understanding of authors’ different styles of writing.  Please encourage your child to read as much as possible out of school.

The children are encouraged to participate in a selection of different sports with an emphasis on building co-ordination skills, physical fitness and an excitement for team games. We are investing in specialist coaches to come into school and work with the children and staff to develop dance and gym skills.  During this term we will encourage the pupils to attend after school clubs building skills for the different tournaments and inter-school competitions held against other local coastal schools.

Throughout this year I will be supported by Miss James and Mrs Parker; they will be working with groups of children supporting their education and welfare needs.

In the Messengers it is expected that everyone will work together, respect one another and work to their full potential in all aspects of school life, having lots of fun along the way!

 

Miss Jones (Class Teacher)                   sarah.jones@magdalen.lincs.sch.uk

mrs parker  miss james