In ICT we will be expanding upon our key skills.
We will be developing our web based skills,
devising and making blogs. We will continue
our journey into coding and we will develop
basic computer games using coding language
such as Scratch and Python. In addition to this
we will brush up on our publishing skills.
In this unit the children will learn
about Judaism and the role it plays in
the Jewish community.
They will develop their understanding
of how religious beliefs are expressed
in practice by studying how worship
takes place in the synagogue.
We recommend that you read with your child
everyday for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help
them develop a word bank which they can use
in their school work. Reading is very important
and aids your child’s knowledge of punctuation,
sentence structure and story structure. You child
will learn better if they read more at home.
Spelling and Homework
We will continue with our own homework passports with
all the homework for the half term. Your child is expected
to complete the tasks by the end of the half term! Spellings
will go home each week ready for a test on Thursdays.
Shacklewell Primary School
London E8 2EA
0207 254 1415
The Federation of Grazebrook and Shacklewell Primary Schools
In the first Writing Week of the year, Year 5
read Varjak Paw and used the text to inspire
their own and story-writing. We are using several
dramatic techniques to help us to empathise
with the characters in the story and to
help generate ideas for our writing.
After the Writing Weeks, the children will have
two English sessions a week. The first genre will
Pupils will follow different texts for their work
in SFA. We will continue to work co-operatively
and to support each other in our learning.
In Maths children will be learning about
place value up to ten million which will include
rounding and number sequences.
They will also be using all of the 4 operations
to solve worded problems with multi
steps whilst continuing to use the bar model
method. The children will be learning how
to add and subtract numbers with five digits
as well as multiplying and dividing 1 and 2
Our topic this term is ‘Making New Materials’.
We will begin the topic with science experiments
finding out about the chemistry of cooking and
the properties of magnetic materials.
In Technology, we will discover how glass is
made, while in History we will find out about the
importance of bronze.
In Art we will look at how artists use different
materials in their work. Finally, in International
we will see how different countries work together
to create new materials
The children will have two sessions of PE in a
week. One will be taught by the class teacher on
a Monday (5S ) and the other on a Thursday
(5W). All children will have PE taught by the
coaches on a Thursday. On Thursdays the children
must come to school in their PE kits.