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Base 5

Welcome to Base 5!

What we are learning


In English this term, we will be writing and performing poems, rewriting the story of Aladdin and writing a set of instructions. Alongside our English Lessons, we will be doing daily spelling practise. The children need to be confident in spelling the statutory spellings for their year group and spellings will be given out on a Monday each week to be learnt for and tested on the Friday. 



The children are focusing on all areas of maths and will be practising arithmetic weekly. They will also be doing daily times tables practise to support their learning. They can go online on Times Tables Rockstars which is a website which helps the children with the accuracy and the speed of their times tables. They each have a username and password and can log on at home to practise too.



In the first half of the spring term, the children will be learning about properties and changes in materials. In the second half of the term they will be investigating forces and magnets.



In history this half term, Base 5 will be learning about the early Islamic civilisation. We will be learning facts about life in that time and using sources to help us find out more about their lives.



Next half term, in Geography Base 5 will be learning about rivers and mountains. They will be expanding their vocabulary by using the geographical terms and phrases.



We will be using the school values of collaboration and positivity this term. We will focus on looking after money and being proud of ourselves.



In RE we are learning about Hinduism. we are looking at how they celebrate important times in their lives.



The children are developing their dance skills through combat dance this half term. They will also be developing their co-ordination skills during fundamentals of PE and net and wall games. PE takes place on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school each day.



In art, we will develop our drawing skills and painting skills by developing a geometric pattern in the style of Islamic art.



In D and T, the children will be improving their cooking skills by designing and making their take on an Easter hot cross bun.



In computing this term, the children will be improving their knowledge of E-safety and learning about spreadsheets- why we use them and how we create them.



In music this term, the children are lucky enough to be continuing their learning of the ukulele with a teacher from the Shropshire Music Service. They have a weekly hour long lesson with him where they learn about musical notation, rhythm and how to play the ukulele.



Important days

Tuesday and Thursday are our PE days this term. Children should bring their kit in on a Monday and take it home on Friday to be washed then return it the following Monday. 


Spelling homework is usually set on a Monday and is due in on the Friday. The children need to practise their reading every day at home as well as continued practise of their times tables.