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Lilac Class

Teaching Team: Dr. Charles, Mrs Legg and Ms Lilliot


Welcome to Year 5! This term our topic will be the Ancient Mayan Civilisation.  Lilac Class will be finding out about how and when the civilisation was discovered, how the Mayan people lived their lives and their religious beliefs.  We will also be creating Mayan art.

In Science, Lilac Class will be learning about our Solar System and then we will be looking at mass, weight and gravity and the work of Sir Isaac Newton.  Lilac Class will also be visiting the Herstmonceux Observatory, where the children will have talks about the Moon, the Earth and how a telescope works.  They will also be involved in ‘hands-on’ practical activities. 

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays and this term Lilac Class will be playing invasion games such as football and basketball.  The children will be developing their large ball and team work skills.  They will also be cross country running.   In Music, Lilac Class will be learning about rhythm and pulse and singing songs about space and our Solar System.  The children will also be creating music about space and studying Holst’s The Planet Suite, as a starting point.

Home Learning will be set on a Tuesday and needs to be completed in their Homework Book by the following Monday.  The spellings that the children are asked to learn will also be covered in class lessons.  Your child will be given a new Home School Record Book.  Please can your child read to an adult at least three times a week and can you ensure that the record book is dated and signed.  Reading Records will be checked on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please feel free to write anything you would like me to know in this book.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to talk to me about them.

Kind regards,

Dr Charles