Tutor Group 5 Spring 2020

January 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


Please find below an outline of the subjects/topics that your child will be learning about in this Spring Term in TG5


Functional Skills Maths

Consolidation of key basic Maths skills with particular focus on Number and Geometry.

Application of Maths skills in familiar contexts and practical situations:

  • Measuring length, distant and time
  • Shopping calculating cost and change
  • Use of timetables, charts and graphs
  • Following recipes during Cookery tasks.
  • Buying snacks/lunch at a café.


Functional Skills English

Reading – students will continue to take part in regular, silent and extended reading sessions. This will also include weekly trips to our community library. They will also focus on reading and understanding short fictional or non-fictional texts that explain or recount information.  They will work on reading fluently and the use of context clues to read less familiar words.

Writing – writing short non-fiction narratives and creative writing activities with a focus on sentence structure, appropriate use of punctuation including speech marks and use of extended vocabulary.

Speaking and Listening – participation in Speaking and Listening activities with focus on:

  • Speaking and expressing themselves clearly.
  • Understanding of the main points of a discussion.
  • Turn taking.
  • Expressing opinions.
  • Recalling information and relaying messages accurately.

All students will receive weekly homework and spellings to learn.


Creative Independent Living Skills

‘ONCLR’ UNIT ‘Using public transport: buses and trains. The students will continue their unit work to promote travel confidence on public transport in the Haringey Area and Greater London Area.

They will research and access differing resources and facilities in the local area.


Science Topic: Earth, Sun, Moon

Students will learn about: the rotations of the Earth and moon and how daylight and darkness appear.  The phases of the moon and the different planets in our solar system.  How shadows are formed and how they can change.  How light effects growth of plants and life on Earth.



Internet and phone safety


PE, Music, Dance, Movement for relaxation.

Team Games and Swimming.

Popular Song – improvised compositions of simple melodies and rhythm phrases. Playing in an ensemble Music tech – equipment and instruments in a band.

Contemporary Dance and movement for a healthy lifestyle.

The students will take have a weekly Yoga session .


If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to ask.


Yours sincerely


Class Tutors: Jess Pinnells and Richard Tharp