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Welcome to Ares

MarsAresA warm welcome to the Ares Class web page! I am Mrs Green and I am the class teacher in Year 5. Ares are very lucky to work with a number of adults too. Miss Lord supports the children throughout the week through one to one support, interventions and extension work. Miss Mitchell supports the children on Monday and Tuesday mornings through interventions and group support. Ms Gilbert will be returning to our class in the Summer term as a partner teacher. We are lucky to have a sports coach, Mr Lambeth on Thursday afternoons whilst I have my PPA time. We are an extremely hard working class who also like to have lots of fun with our learning!

This Terms Learning

Our theme this term is ‘Water World’. We will be learning all about Rivers. We will even be conducting a River Study at Newton Fields Centre. Our English lessons will focus on instruction writing for the first 3 weeks, then stories from other cultures. We will be developing our reading, writing, analysis and presentation skills through these focuses. In mathematics we will be learning about properties of shape, measurement and position and direction this half term.  In Science we will be investigating ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. We will be learning about the reproduction of plants, life cycles of animals and their habitats.   In RE we will be learning about the religion Hinduism. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C.


Our Learning Updates

Ares Class have worked extremely hard this week.

Within mathematics the theme has been statistics. We have learnt about mean, mode and medium. They were able to use these to solve problems with data. Within English lessons they have written amazing descriptive stories. They were given a story opener and picture as a stimulus. They continued the story using a range of sentence structures and punctuation for impact.  

Ares class are working brilliantly on their inquiry projects! Every class member of the class should be proud of the progress they have made on their projects. Every group has a unique way of presenting their inquiry. I am looking forward to seeing the final presentations! Next week is the final week working on these.

Reminders-

Monday is transfer morning. The children will be entering the school through the outside door for Zeus. They are allowed to bring a pencil case for this morning if they desire.

Please return the permission slips for the Sex and Relationships sessions by Tuesday 11th July.

Friday 14th July is the last swimming lesson of the year.

This week Ares class have started their Inquiry on Natural Disasters. The class completed research into the different types of natural disasters, and then selected one to focus on.

The class have now planned their inquiry for this half term. Their inquiry questions are fantastic! We are looking forward to presenting our work in the last week.

“ Why do volcanos erupt?”

“What caused the most deadly Tsunami? “

“What causes blizzards to occur?”

“How are volcanos formed?”

Reminders

As the weather is getting warmer please remember to bring a water bottle to school. This should only contain water.

Home Learning

Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Tuesday and handed back in for marking on the following Monday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Friday. The timed times tables test will be taken on a Thursday morning. 

About Us

At Hall Meadow we promote achievement in all areas and from all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique. We work together to create an active, caring and high quality environment that encourages self-sustaining lifelong learning.

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Teaching & Learning

We are a fully inclusive school, children are always at the centre of everything we do. The curriculum is innovative and provides maximum opportunities for intellectual, social and emotional development. The children study the National Curriculum through themes such as 'Keen to be Green'.

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