Class 5 - Miss Rodgers 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Class 5
Miss Rodgers and Miss Mahr
We are excited to start the new term and we hope that you are well rested and eager to learn. We have some exciting topics and a range of fun activities planned.
Topic: Ancient Egyptians
Over the next term, we will be focusing on the Ancient Egyptians. We will focus on the history of the Egyptian civilisation and the locational knowledge of Egypt.
We will be covering aspects of history, geography, art, PSHE, computing and DT. English and maths skills will also be applied to our topics
History & Geography
In History we will focus on Chronology,Historical Enquiry,Cause & consequence & Societal Change,Culture and the civilization of Ancient Egypt. We will use a range of sources and enquiry based questions to aid our learning.
In Geography Children will focus on Desert climate and the locational knowledge Egypt. We will Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America.
Throughout the year, we will be incorporating vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and spelling into all lessons. Our first text will be Kai and the Monkey King, focusing on Myths and legends. Our second text will be The Darkest Dark, where we will be focusing on Recount and Biography writing.
Pupils will be taught to: Plan their writing, Draft and write, Develop vocabulary Evaluate and edit
This term we will be focussing on: Multiplication and division - multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. Fractions, decimals and percentages - multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams. Measurement - understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
During the spring term, we will be focusing on the themes: Local Church Community, Mission Eucharist Relating, Judaism, Memorial Sacrifice Lent/Easter Giving. All subjects and teaching will reflect our Catholic ethos.
During our weekly lessons, there will be lots of opportunities for practical investigations to develop our scientific knowledge. This term, we will be focusing on looking at the
This term, we will be focusing on looking at the topic Materials: Properties - giving reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
Homework will be given out on a Friday (remotely) and should be completed by the following Thursday. This will consist of spellings, timetables and relevant activities (linking to what we have been learning). Maths will be set on MyMaths.com. Please message on Class Dojo if you're child has forgotten their username and password.
Please encourage your child to read at home as this is important to their overall progress. At home, children should be reading at least 3 times per week but it is beneficial for them to read as much as they can.
P.E- The children will have P.E on a Friday each week. Please make sure that your child wears their P.E kit on this day.
Asthma inhalers/medication must be handed in to the office with the appropriate paper work and will be administered in class as necessary. You will be informed if your child has used their inhaler during the day.
If you have any questions and would like to speak to your class teacher, please do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange an appointment with Miss Rodgers
Please check the school website, twitter and newsletters for any unpcoming events. Please also check the parent app for any trips that your child will be going on. Keep an eye on our school twitter page (@StGerardsWidnes) to see what your child has been up to.
Miss Rodgers and Miss Mahr
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