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Autumn 1 - September

It is lovely to be back in school and learning together again. We've been incredibly impressed with how the children have settled and adjusted to life in school. They are working hard to show our RJS learning attitudes. We're enjoying some small changes to our daily timetable such as in class assemblies and our daily walks. For the first couple of weeks of the term we had weekly topics which allowed us reconnect as classes, get to know one another and enjoy being back at school. Over this time, the children produced some fantastic work which is now displayed around our classroom and Y5 communal areas. 






We have spent the first 3 or 4 weeks identifying gaps in children's learning and recapping key objectives.  Now we will focus on story writing by looking at Beowolf and producing some writing based around this. We will share some of our final pieces on our class dojo pages. In reading, we are exploring a range of texts using VIPERS.




Again, we have spent the first few weeks recapping key objectives. For the remainder of this half-term we will be concentrating on our place value knowledge of numbers to a million, looking at decimals and solving problems involving money. As always, we will provide children with time to crack their times table knowledge. The more fluent they are, the easier they will find other areas of the maths curriculum. Please encourage children to practice using TTrockstars.




Our topic in Science for this half term is 'Properties of materials'. We have lots of hands on learning activities for the children to explore, which also allows us to develop our scientific enquiry skills.




We are learning about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods in Britain.




We have looked at how we can be SMART online and are now focusing on our coding skills using purple mash.




In art, we are investigating and exploring Saxon brooches. So far we have been blown away by the care and detail children are putting into their artwork.



PSHE is focusing on reconnecting with each other, building resilience and communicating with each other. Topics and learning are very flexible at the minute in order to respond to the everchanging needs of the children.




As a school (taking on board the voice of our children) our MFL subject is now Spanish. This half term we are covering numbers to 10, greetings and saying our names. 




This half term our focus has been on athletics.




Our enquiry question for this half term is: why do people believe god exists?


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