Sonning Common Primary School

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Spring has sprung (-ish)

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 5,

We have had a busy end of Winter term and an even busier start to our new Spring term! Photos have been uploaded from our super Santa run from the last week of term as well as some from the classroom activities we have been undertaking. We hope you enjoy them!

In Topic this term, we are studying the Ancient Greeks which the children are really getting excited about! We have linked our Literacy to myths as well, such as: Pandora and Prometheus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Apollo and the Chimera, Polyphemus and Odysseus and many more. The children have created their own alternative ending of Pandora and Prometheus and our focus this week will be persuasive letters connected to Theseus and the Minotaur. Over the rest of this term Mr Foley and I have planned some other exciting activities to help engage and motivate the children by  incorporating Ancient Greek mythology

We are very much looking forward to our Ancient Greek Day on February 6th. If you are available to help on the day – we are in need of 20 adults (in total) ! You are welcome to stay the whole day or assist for a few hors in the morning or afternoon; it will be a great event and a wonderful way for you to engage with your child in school time. Please let us know if you can assist (or any grannies, grandpas, aunt or uncles for that matter!).

In maths the children are revising place value- looking at what each number is worth and using that information to add, subtract as well as looking how the digits move if the are multiplied or divided by 10, 100 or 1000.

In Science the children have started their new topic on Forces and are exploring how gravity can affect different objects as well as analysing what other forces play a part on things in and outside the classroom.

We have also started looking at Sikhism as our religious focus, the children have been doing research and looking at the different religious symbols for the 6 main religions as well as explaining why holy books are respected and treated as they are (specifically in Sikh communities).

We hope you have a lovely rest of the week!

Miss Worlock and Mr Foley

Year 5 team


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