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Autumn Term 2

Teaching in Olive class this year is Ms McNulty and Miss Coulson 

If you need to speak to Ms McNulty, please feel free to use the email function on the class page, or arrange to meet before or after school at a mutually convenient time.

Homework is sent home every Wednesday/Thursday and is due on Tuesday of each week.

This term our value is appreciation.

Dear parents, carers and children, welcome to your second term in year 5. We hope you will enjoy the build up to Christmas.  

Our topic for the Autumn term 2, remains the stone age.  We will be findng out about the stone age through reading, film and by experts (We have one in school!) 

In guided reading we have just completed Stig of the Dump as a whole class. We all enjoyed it and our narrative work this term is based on the book. We are looking at characterisation and settings in particular.  There are plenty of rich descriptions in Stig of the Dump.  If you hear your child read this term, please focus on adjectives and descriptions of characters and settings.

Our new book for term 2 is, "There's a boy in the girls' bathroom" by Louis Sachar. This is a book by an American writer and was first published in 1987.  

Maths will focus on division and multiplication, including square numbers and cubed numbers.   We will be continuing to learn our 7 and 8 x tables.   Chanting of x tables at home and online games, would support this work.  We carry out the big maths rapid recall test on a Friday so keep working on your speed of X tables facts.  

In science we are looking at plants and the process of pollination and seed dispersal. We have disected a lily flower and we can now use scientific vocabularly accurately. We have also used the school electronic mircoscopes to look at pollen, petals and leaves. It is pretty amazing.  

In PE we will continue to attend  swimming lessons at the Ferry Pool, please do ensure that your child has their PE kit on a Monday.  Our other PE slot will be ball skills.  Again, please ensure that you have the correct kit. 

It should be another exciting term!



Flint workshop - the flints were very sharp.
A spear head made from flint.
Exploring flints - the stone age tool of choice
Flint knapping

Miss Monkley visited our class last week and told us all about the stone age skill of flint knapping. We handled large pieces of flint and learnt how they were turned into working tools. It was very interesting.

Today year 5 went to Hill End Camp for an outdoor Stone Age experience. It was fantastic! The sun shone and we lived as Stone Age children for the day. Have a look at what we did in the photos.  After lunch, we worked on our team buidling skills in the outdoor challenge area. We found out that we needed to show lots of our values including unity, perseverance and courage.  Well done Olive class for a great day out.

The Stone Age Neolithic house at Hill End Camp
We learnt how to make spears.
We cooked bread on the open fire and gathered fruits.
The stone age people would have hunted wild boar
We learnt about how they ground wheat to make bread
We worked together in unity on team challenges.
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