Welcome to Year 5!
We’re going on a magical journey to find the gold hidden somewhere on Alchemy Island. This half term, a mysterious visitor will arrive to present us with artefacts from the island. Reading stories set in fantasy worlds will inspire our story openings. We’ll manipulate digital photographs, adding fantastical special effects. Our geography skills will improve as we look closely at maps of Alchemy Island, plotting routes and using coordinates. We’ll examine samples from the island, explore the properties of materials and experiment with changes of state. If we’re going to find gold, we’d better find out all about it! We’ll compose raps and use sound effects and mood music to reflect the atmosphere on Alchemy Island.
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Jigsaw PSHE - Celebrating differences
This unit aims to look at:
This unit from the Jigsaw scheme solely emphasises the importance of valuing and respecting ourselves and others. Children will start to recognise and appreciates differences among themselves and others by understanding this is what makes us special and unique. As children go through school, they will start to explore how conflict can arise due to noticing such differences and how we can manage situations like this by respecting and communicating with one another in a polite and sensible way. Overall, children are taught the importance of understanding and appreciating that everyone is different.
There is a wonderful website below that is useful for your child and for you as a parent. It has games and information about feelings, health, illnesses and sections on body image, mental health and much more. There is also a section for you, the parent, to refer to for information on the school nurse and it shows local Solihull support services.