Team 5 2021 - 2022



Our 2021 - 2022 Summer term theme is: 

Adventurers of Space 


For this unit, we will be learning about the shape and relative sizes of the earth, sun and moon. We will learn about how light travels from the sun and investigate shadows. We will also learn about the earth’s orbit around the sun and the moon’s orbit around the earth.  

In geography, children will be continuing to develop their locational knowledge of the United Kingdom. We will be developing an understanding of the countries, surrounding seas, flags and cities and we will apply our previous computing skills by presenting this knowledge in a PowerPoint. The children will then consider how the United Kingdom and the earth looks from space.

In RE, we will be having a focus on Islam and also on Humanism this term. 

In Music, we will be developing our listening and appraising skills as we explore some space themed music.  

In art, we will be creating 'eco' clay pieces.  

PE will be athletics and will take place on a Thursday. 

Our class novel this half term is Holes by Louis Sachar. 

 Daily Routines

8:30 Door open for morning challenges
8:50 Register

9:00 Whole class Reading

9:50 Snack break

10:00 Maths 
10:50 Morning break
11:05 English

12:00 Lunchtime

12:50 Register and Happy Breathing
12:55 Afternoon learning (History, Geography, Art, Music, DT, PE and Science)
15:15 Home time

Please note: ensure children are wearing sensible school shoes at all times as the Daily Mile will occur whenever possible.

Please note: PE for this term is on Thursdays. The children should come to school in suitable PE clothing.

The way we implement homework here at Horn’s Mill has changed. We value the vital importance reading has on a child’s life and education. With that in mind, we are having a huge reading campaign this year and we need your help to ensure your child is reading at home too. Children in Team 5 are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes per day from Sunday through to Thursday. Ideally, this would be done with another person but if this is not possible reading alone for this time is still very impactful. Please initial your child's Reading Record after they have recorded their home reading.  We are doing a wide range of things in school to help inspire your child to read more and regularly update the class library with books that are current and interesting for your child to read in school and take home.  If you think of any books that your child might like us to order, please let any staff member in Team 5 know. 

Team 5’s reading records will be checked each MONDAY and books changed weekly.

Times Tables

By the time they reach Team 5, children are expected to know their times tables and related division acts up to 12x12.   As part of their homework, children are expected to be practising their tables on a daily basis until they can quickly recall all of their tables facts.  To aid this practise your child has been given a FREE subscription to Times Tables RockStars.  Tables have been individually set for each child.  If you find that you child's tables are either too easy or too difficult, please let a staff member in Team 5 know.  

Please note: When set, Home Learning challenges can be found in the link on this page.  

Don't forget to practise the spellings and times tables listed in your home learning!

Our Remote learning policy can be found here

Please note that our home learning files are currently being reformatted and will be added soon.