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Maple Class Year 5

Mr Hamilton

Class 5 Teacher

Hello, I am the Maple Class Teacher.

Some information about myself:

I love the outdoors and being active. I hope my involvement in sports clubs in the school will reflect this.
Writing is a fantastic source of creative expression; it is magical how someone can open a range of emotions through words. I love to teach this subject.
I was late to develop a love of reading as a child; however, my favourite book became (and still is) Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire; however, I have an affinity with The Iron Man by Ted Hughes because this was the first book I had ever completed on my own as a child - I felt a great sense of pride by this achievement as I struggled with reading in my early years in Primary School.

Mrs Lorraine Hughes

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 5 (Maple Class)
 
This term, children will be learning about two topics: The Anglo Saxons and The Vikings. Our big questions will include:
 
1. Were the vikings really savages?
2. Why did the Saxons choose Britain?
 
English
 
This term, children will be writing letters from the point of view of a saxon monk during the viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793AD. Later, children will be writing an information text, which will compare Roman and Viking homes. 
 
Maths
 
Children will be embedding place value concepts this half term and exploring addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems and making links with these skills across multiple areas of the maths curriculum. 
 
Science
 
The children will be studying two topic areas this half term: Forces; along with, Earth and Space. 
Children will be developing areas of their investigative knowledge and being creative; making boats and parachutes in the process. During Earth and Space, the children will be exploring volcanoes, craters, the relationship between the Sun, Earth and Moon; they will even have the chance to create sundials. 
 
Some of our questions will include:
 
Can you make a rocket?
Does Mass affect how an object falls?
How does surface area affect falling objects?
How can we reduce friction?
How can we identify martian soil?
Why do we have tides? 
How does day and night happen?
How can we use the sun to tell the time? Is time the same everywhere? 
 
PE
 
PE is on Wednesday and Thursdays; please ensure children are equiped for this. 
 
Homework
 
Homework is given on Friday afternoons, retuned and marked by the children the following Friday . 
Reading is expected to be completed frequently (5 times a week). It is the parents' responsibility sign a child's record.  
If a reading comprehension is set as homework, this can count as one of the five reads that week (make sure it is logged in the diary). 
 
 
 

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