Welcome to Year 5SW

Summer 2017


In 5SW we have just started our new topic focusing on Sir Ranulph Fiennes. We will be learning about his life and all the different expeditions he has completed.  

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We will continue to complete different missions to become experienced explorers. In our missions we will be completing different physical and team tasks and developing our resilience and perseverance. We will be learning about percentages and fractions of amounts to see which shops have the best discounts for our equipment we need for our journeys. Also in Maths, we will be learning about co-ordinates to help plot our own journey.

In our English lessons, we will be first writing a fact file about Sir Ranulph and will have them on display so other children in the school can learn about him too! We will also be writing newspaper reports about Sir Ranulph breaking world records as well as writing descriptive poetry about all the amazing places Sir Ranulph has visited.

During the topic we will be learning about different map skills to help us plot some of Sir Ranulph’s expeditions onto a world map. We will also be learning about different land features including crevasses and using what we have learnt to create 3D models on the computer and using our creative skills to a model of one. During our science lessons we will also be learning about life cycles of mammals, plants, birds, insects and amphibians, particularly focusing on animals which Sir Ranulph has met during his travels.

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Furthermore, we will continue to use the ‘Commando Joe’ box to complete our top secret mission. We will continue to work in small groups to complete our top secret challenges and developing our listening and team work skills. During our first mission we had to train like arctic explorers and needed to practice our fitness and our team work by completed a series of mini challenges including; relay races, hurdle jumps and throwing and catching a ball in a time limit.

Please remind your child to bring in their PE kit every Monday and to leave it in their locker for the week. Our PE session with our sports coach, Tony, is on a Monday and is outside. We will also have PE on a Thursday; this is when we will be completing our CoJo missions.  

Also, please remember to bring in Maths and English homework every Wednesday. The optional extra homework can be brought in on any other day. We scored 399 points last term, but I’m hoping we can beat this score this term! I’m sure we can!

If there is anything you would like to speak to me about please do not hesitate to speak to me on the playground in the morning or afternoon and I can sort out an appointment to discuss things further if needed.

Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to an exciting action packed final term!


Miss Wardle and Ms Howard.



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