Miss McNicholas & Mrs Crook
St. Augustine's class assembly: Friday 22nd September
Junior Hall 9:10am
PE: PE kit should be brought in on a Monday and taken home on Friday. PE kit should be a plain white shirt and black or blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms or the kit provided by Spurs. Footwear should be plimsolls or trainers.
St. Augustine PE days- Wednesday & Friday
St. Monica PE day- Wednesday
Homework: this will be handed out every Friday to be done by the following Wednesday. Each week's homework will be posted here.
Could you support us in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a good standard.
Our Big Read book this half-term is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. A gripping adventure based on the true story of the orphan whose plight inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge. The children will be reading this in class every day. As well as reading out loud, they will explore and discuss the novel's key characters, the author's use of specific language and how this effects the reader. Over the course of the half-term, they will have opportunities to make their own predictions, infer, look at words in context and express an opinion based on what they have read.
Reading at home
We have a wide range of books to support your child's reading within the school, and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and styles of books. However, in order to become confident readers, children need to read at home as much as possible. Children will be responsible for choosing their own reading book and changing these when they are finished. There is a sign in and out system in place for the children to take autonomy over their own reading selection.
IPC- Living in Space
This half term Year 5 will be learning about Space travel and how humans may one day need to leave Earth and settle on another planet. We will be exploring how Space travel has changed over time, the work done on the International Space Station, and why the exploration of Space is necessary for human survival.
In Science, we’ll be finding out:
- About the planets in our solar system
- About mass and weight, and the effects of gravity
- About different forces and their effects
In Geography, we’ll be finding out:
- About the European Space Agency
- How to Look at maps of Europe and use an atlas to find out:
1. Where you are right now
2. How to identify European countries. Mark the names of the 17 ESA countries on the map.
- Discussing training of astronauts and introducing gravity
- In Technology, we’ll be finding out:
- About the technology that has been used to shuttle astronauts to the ESA
- How to design and make a rocket
Science- The Earth, Sun & Moon
This half term the children will be learning about The Earth, Sun & Moon. During this topic they will be given the opportunity to learn about the shapes, positions and movement of the planets in our Solar System. They will use a model to explain the effect of the Earth's rotation in space and make a shadow clock then test its accuracy. Within the topic the children will learn how to identify the phases of the Moon and explain why these occur.