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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 5 News

Autumn Term 1 - Week 1 - 6th September 2021

Welcome to another academic Year - 2021-2022! How time flies! It has been an absolute joy to have the children back this week, they have all been eager to learn and contribute in all areas of their learning which is absolutely fantastic! Everyone looks so happy and has seemed to settle quickly but please do contact your child's teacher if you have any concerns at all. 

In English this week, we have started looking at the book The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (an excellent writer if you're looking for a recommendation) - this story follows a group of children after their plane crash lands in the Amazon, it's gripping with lots of great description and some interesting characters. We have used similes and metaphors to describe different characters, reminded ourselves about conjunctions and fronted adverbials and discussed different synonyms in context. 

In reading, we are looking at the book Malala's Magic Pencil which fits in with our topic this half term. We are interested in reading more after the title and the blurb didn't quite match up. 

In maths, we have recapped place value and rounding from last year and have been suitably impressed that so many children have remembered so much! We will continue to do arithmetic tests once a week and will try to use TTRS too, it would be fantastic if you could encourage this at home too. 

Our overarching topic this half term is RE based, our big question is What is Islam? We will be looking at the history of Islam, Islamic art, basing our geography lessons on Islam and the Journey to Mecca and will be combining these ideas into our science lessons too, thinking about forces and travelling. If any of the above areas are of your expertise, we would love to have you come and share that with us and the children, please do get in touch via the year group email address 

We are very much looking forward to all the fun of Year 5 and working with you all!