St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 5                          Teacher:  Miss Whyles                 Advent 2 

Class Newsletter

Topic Web

Welcome back Year 5 I hope that you enjoyed the beautiful colours of Autumn that have erupted during the half term.

This term our Topic is: What was Spalding and Britain like in 1897? Year 5 will explore the town’s life and economy during this period as well as learning about life in Victorian Britain.

 In English, the children will begin the term on the theme of Remembrance by using Michael Morpurgo’s famous novel, War Horse. To support our learning we will also use the movie as an additional stimulus.

We began thinking of the 100 years anniversary of Armistice towards the end of the previous term, considering what life would have been like in the trenches, listening to war poetry as part of our Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time and dedicated a poppy to a fallen serviceman- Rifleman Enoch Cowell using the website www.everyoneremembered.org.

 Article 38: You have the right to be protected from war. Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces. 

 Spellings are of importance and the children will be given ten spellings per week. The expectation is for children to practice these daily in a cursive handwriting style. The spelling sheets are designed to help children with this.

For a range of spelling supports and activities, try: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

 Keep your eyes open as we complete various activities we will post photographs on the website of newsletter to celebrate our achievements.

Useful Websites to support Learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/  
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml http://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=spelling

Finally: A prayer for peace in our world.

 Make your ways known upon the earth, Lord God,

Your saving power among all peoples.

Renew your Church in holiness

And help us to serve You with joy.

Guide the leaders of all nations,

That justice may prevail throughout the world.

Let not the needy be forgotten,

Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

Make us instruments of your peace

And let Your glory be all over the earth.

Amen.