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Summer 2 Theme

Welcome back Class Turquoise! I hope that you enjoyed your half term break and are ready for another busy, fun filled half term ahead.

This half term our theme is 'Empires and Sacrifices - Who were the Aztecs?' This is an English and History based theme. We will be learning about Aztec Myths and Legends, when and where the Aztecs lived, their beliefs and daily life. We will also be creating some fabulous Art work linked to our theme. 

 

Aztec Masks

For our Inspiration Event to begin our theme, we have had a lot of fun  learning about Aztec masks and identifying their features. We then used this knowledge to design and create our own Aztec masks using clay. We are looking forward to drying our masks and adding colour to make them look spectacular. 

Come back soon to see the final results!

Picture 1

Summer Term Homework

This term's homework is based on 'Inspirational People' and requires children to choose an inspirational person from one of a a range of fields of work. Please see the attached document below.

We do ask that the children complete the work to a high standard, thinking carefully about volume, content and presentation. 

Thank you for your support in this, I am really looking forward to collecting in the projects. 

Year 5 Inspirational People Homework

Survival - making fires!

Survival - making fires! 1
Survival - making fires! 2
Survival - making fires! 3

Welcome to Turquoise!

 

In Year 5, we are really developing responsibility for ourselves and others. We have lots of opportunities to work independently and let our personalities shine.

 

Our curriculum is linked across subjects to make it meaningful, purposeful and exciting. We will upload each theme overview so that you can see what teaching and learning will be taking place.

 

Please feel free to drop in and see Mrs Tomlin if you have any concerns or just a question or two. We will always welcome offers from parents to support in the classroom, whether for the occasional day or on a more regular basis.

A few reminders

  • P.E is on Mondays and Tuesdays. A full indoor and outdoor P.E kit is expected to be in school for them to wear so that they can fully participate.
  • Spelling homework is given out every second Thursday and due in on the Tuesday two weeks later.
  • Three in a Row Homework is given out once every half term and a letter will be sent home with more details. 
  • All children have a Times Table Rock Stars log-in and we encourage them to practise these at home.
  • All children have a library pin and can exchange their books at school when needed. We do encourage the children to use the library regularly and independently. Even though your child may be a fluent reader, it is still very important that they are reading regularly at home and discussing what they have read.
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