Key Stage 2 - Fox Class (Year 5) 2021 - 2022

Miss Evans

Mrs Gibson

Miss Harrison


Welcome Foxes!




Each week the spelling with be put on the class Dojo. Please make sure you learn and revise these, ready for our test on a Friday.

This week our spellings link to our English topic. This weeks spellings are:

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Currently in Maths, we are recapping our learning on solving multplication and division calculations. We are using the grid method and formal written methods to solve 3 and 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication, and 2 digit by 2 digits multiplication. Summer 2 is all about consolidating the learning from the year and using the knowledge to further broaden the maths skills, such as by solving ore complex word problems and solving challenges. 

As well as working hard on these skills, we also dedicate a day in the week to strengthen our arithmetic skills and recap work we have completed so far in the year to ensure our understanding of topics is not lost. During these sessions, we look at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and complete interesting activities that challenge our arithmetic skills.

Times tables are also an important area of learning to us and we practise these every day on our school tablets. We complete a fun times table activitiy on a Friday morning where we have the opportunity to climb our times table tracker and gain prizes!

Why don't you challenge yourself or your friends on the app TT Rockstars to a rock battle?! See the links at the bottom of the page!



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This term we are working on our new text 'The Hunter' by Paul Geraghty. It is a story set in Africa and explores the relationship between a young girl and a baby elephant, and how this encounter changes how Jamina feels about hunting. The children will have opportunities to write fictional stories, focusing on thoughts, feelings and setting descriptions. We will learn how to encorporate character speech into our stories and look at some more advanced punctuation. Role-play and hot-seating encourages the children to think about how the character feels and challenges the children to be empathetic with different characters. This is a really fantastic English topic that the children will really enjoy.




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Our topic this term is Forces. In this topic the children have already learned about gravity, air resistance and buoyancy by carrying out many fun investigations. A Science company also came in before half term to give a hands-on workshop all about buoyancy which the children thoroughly enjoyed! We will continue learning more about forces, and are planning a friction experment next, and will also be learning about mechanisms, pulleys and magnetic force!



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This half term Fox class will be learning all about renewable and non-renewable energy - a really important and relevant topic to study. Non-renewable energy sources such as coal, oil and gas will be taught, such as where it is found and how it is used. The children will also learn about the problems caused by these enegy sources such as how they affect the environment. New and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro energy will be explored.



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This term our Art links to our writing topic, and we will use African patterns as a theme for creating paintings and printing. The chidren will explore different types of patterns, such as geometric and symbollic paaterns, and how colours, animal print and nature inspire artwork. Fox class can't wait to explore and create more beautiful art peices!  



In DT we have been researching and designing a healthy snack as part of our topic of Food and Nutrition. This half term will see Fox class creating a recipe and instructons to follow ready for cooking the snacks! We are very excited about this and will be cooking in a few weeks!



France | History, Map, Flag, Capital, & Facts | Britannica

We have been doing lots of activities linked with French so far this year! Activities such as counting to 100 in french and using euros during role play sessions to buy and sell objects. All of this has been completed using the French language! Wow!




P.E. days are Wednesday and Friday for Fox class this term.

Remember, PE day, you should come to school wearing your PE kit for the entire day. As our PE sessions will be outside, we recommend that you wear a suitable outdoor PE kit.


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