Term 1 ends at 3pm on Friday 25 October
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Kingfishers - Year 5

Autumn – Term 1

Welcome to Kingfishers' class page!


Kingfishers class have had a very busy start to the year, and are currently exploring our first topic: The Vikings. 


In our writing lessons, we have begun by looking at reports of mysterious UFO sightings and their features, which the class will use to write recounts of their own imaginary experiences of being face to face with the unknown. Following this, we will look at story-writing, including the seven classic story plotlines, and will take the well-known tale of Jack and the Beanstalk and re-write it, taking it into whatever direction our imaginations decide!


We have begun our reading lessons by exploring The Shadow Forest ,written by Matt Haigwhich the children have really enjoyed so far. Our next book is by Polly Ho-Yen, named The Boy in the Tower. Throughout all of our reading lessons, we will be focusing on using our VIPERs reading skills. These skills are vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieve and summarise. 


In maths this half term, we will be exploring place value, addition and subtraction column methods, and statistics. Children will be building on the knowledge they have gained so far in their learning. 


Here are our topics for other areas of the curriculum:

Science – Living things and their habitats

Computing - Online safety

RE - Sikhism 

PSHE - Thinking Positive

PE - Football

Music - Body percussion and rhythm, along with Brass lessons


The children have made a fantastic and settled start to Year 5 and we are all looking forward to the year ahead.


Mr Wooster