Cedar Class Year 5

Welcome to Cedar Class
Our theme this term is: What's Great about Britain?
Summer Term
This term in Year 5, our theme is called 'What's Great about Britain'. We will be spending lots of time learning about Britain and its history. We will be spending time preparing for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
In English this term, we will be using the book ‘The Buildings that made London’ and other non-fiction texts to inspire our reading and writing, and this will link into our theme work.
In Science, we will be looking into animals and their habitats. Within this unit, we will look at how we can sort specifies using classification.
In History this term, as the Queen reaches her Platinum Jubilee, we will be exploring British history focussing on different monarchs, the British Empire as well as life in the 1950s.
In Geography, we will studying Europe. We will become more familiar with the names of countries in the continent as well as their flags and some of the capital cities.
In Art and Design Technology, we will be creating a clay bust of ourselves as a monarch. In D&T, we will be designing games which could be played at a fayre using inspiration from traditional games.

In Music this term, we will be listening to different national anthems and appraising them. The children will then be set the challenge of developing their own school anthem!

Key Information
Cedar Class will continue to have 2 PE lessons per week. These will take place on a Monday and a Thursday. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is named and in school at all times. 
Children are expected to be reading at home at least 3 times per week to support their learning. Reading Records need to be handed in on a Thursday. 
Times tables
Children are encouraged to continue using TimesTable Rockstars to practice their times tables each week. They will also be completing one of our 21 Facts activities each morning to support their understanding not only of their times tables, but their relationships between number facts. This will take place during registration.
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