Skylarks 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Skylarks’ Class Page
Our class teacher is Miss Beattie and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hulse. We can’t wait to go on an exciting learning journey with you this year!
During the Autumn Term we will embark on our whole school topic ‘All Together Now’ where we will share our experiences, worries and achievements from the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown. We will also celebrate being back together as a school community.
During the second half of the Autumn Term, we will begin to explore our class theme ‘Identity’. We will be developing our inquiry skills by asking and answering historical questions about our local ancestors and will be completing a local history study on Lostock Gralam. We will be exploring questions about who we are, where we come from and how Lostock has changed.
This term we will be focusing on two lovely texts to inspire our writing. First, we will be working on producing a magazine article based on the text ‘Of Thee I Sing’ by Barack Obama. We will then be focusing on writing a series of diary entries based on the book ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg.
During the Autumn Term will be working to consolidate our maths learning from Year 4 and introduce new Year 5 concepts. We will be focusing on Place Value, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and statistics.
Times Tables will remain a big focus for us this year. It is very important that children are fluent in their times table facts as they form the basis of many other mathematical concepts. Children will be set a specific table to learn and will be tested on a weekly basis. We encourage all children to practice their times tables at home. A fun way to do this is on Times Tables Rock Stars. You will find your child’s login for TTRS stuck in their homework diary.
Reading and Spellings
Your child will bring home a lovely book from school to enjoy reading at home. When your child reads at home, either independently or with you, they should record this in their homework diary and have it signed by an adult.
Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please spend 5 minutes daily practicing your child’s spellings with them.
Please note that PE for your child will be on a Monday this term. Your child may come to school dressed in their PE kit.