Welcome to Kingfisher Class
As we embark on this exciting journey together, we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you and your child to the Kingfisher Class for the upcoming school year. September marks the beginning of a new adventure, full of learning, growth, and discovery. In Kingfisher Class, we are committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.
Our dedicated team is here to guide and support your child's educational journey, ensuring that each day is filled with opportunities to learn, explore, and develop new skills. Throughout the year, we will explore a wide range of subjects, encouraging your child to become an independent and inquisitive learner. From mathematics to science, from literacy to the arts, our curriculum is designed to engage, challenge, and inspire. We believe in fostering a love of learning that will stay with your child for a lifetime.
In English we will be looking a variety of texts to support your child’s learning. We are set to start with a focus on fairy tales using the text ‘Inside the Villian’ to structure our own stories focusing on increasing our vocabulary and using parenthesis.
In maths we are following the power maths curriculum to deliver a comprehensive curriculum. We will start with looking at the importance of place value and move on to looking at methods of addition and subtraction. In RE we will be focusing on our domestic church and our self-worth. We will be beginning to show understanding of how beliefs and values affect our love and care of each other, making links between the words of Paul and the Christian’s belief in peace. In Science we will begin the term learning about Living Things and Their Habitats. We will find out about food chains, life cycles and classification, as well as thinking about how and why habitats change and the dangers this can pose to living things. In History we will be studying the impact of World War 2, this is complemented by our home task menu whereby your child can create their own project to share with the class.
Our PE lessons this term will be distant running, with our sports coaches, on Mondays and Fridays and we are also challenging ourselves with invasion games for the first half of term, after half term we will be going swimming. In computing lessons, we will be learning all about computer systems and networks, supported by online safety lessons. In music this term we will be listening to Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi and Make You Feel My Love by Adele by using the songs as stimulus and inspiration for our own performance and composition. We will also continue to work on our times tables, arithmetic practice, spellings and explore a wide variety of texts in our guided reading sessions that support our wider curriculum.
Our class book this term is ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio, feel free to buy yourself a copy!
Communication is key, and we encourage open and frequent dialogue between parents, students, and teachers. We value your involvement in your child's education and look forward to working closely with you to ensure their success. Together, we can create a strong foundation for your child's future. Weekly homework will be set onto Google Classroom.
We are thrilled to have your child as a part of Kingfisher Class - Year 5, and we are confident that this year will be filled with wonderful experiences, achievements, and memories.
Miss Rustell and the Kingfisher Staff