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Mrs McGuiness - 5GM

Hello all and welcome to 5GM's Class Page!


Throughout Autumn Term 1, the children in Year 5 are learning and practising writing skills through the short film 'One Small Step' and the non-fiction text 'Mission to Mars'. We have chosen these English units as they connect directly to our Science topic: Space. The children have shown a great deal of interest and have been excited to find out new information related to our universe. In maths, we are focusing mainly on place value, comparing numbers and rounding. This will lead onto addition and subtraction methods.  


At Poplars, we are really excited to be using the 'Hooked on Books' method to teach reading through a range of texts. The children will practise identify and understanding a range of skills needed to improve reading and comprehension. We are also using a new spelling technique by becoming spelling investigators; identifying patterns in spelling and recognising phonemes. 


5GM will take part in two P.E sessions a week; this term they are working on cooperation, team work and applying skills to team sports such as football. 


As always, please come and speak to me if you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of your child's education or welfare. 


Thanks for your continued support,


Mrs McGuiness

Class Teacher