In Year 5 you will find Mr Baker, Mr Fielder, Mrs Whitely, Mrs Fricker and Miss Garvey.
Welcome back after the October holiday. We are all looking forward to an exciting half-term as we get closer and closer to... CHRISTMAS!
PE days for Year 5 are on Wednesday and Thursday with Mr Fielder. All children are required to have appropriate clothing and footwear in school for these days.
Please remember that school begins at 8:45am. The children can quietly come into the classroom to begin their first task from 8:35am.
Please encourage your child to read regularly at home and develop their passion for books. In Year 5, the children still need to read daily. It is still important to help with difficult words, expression and understanding of the text. If your child is a confident reader, then they may read without supervision but encourage them to talk about what they have read and share their thoughts and opinions on the text.
This half term, the children will study the book 'Love That Dog' by Sharon Creech. This book is a powerful narrative poem that explores a child’s reluctance towards poetry and his development as a poet over the course of a school year. Through reading Jack’s comments and poems, written in response to his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, the reader is drawn into the experiences and thoughts of a boy who has something important to tell us, not only about his own story, but about the nature of writing, the child’s experience of being taught, and about just how personal the experience of learning is. The text is often minimal and the deceptive simplicity of each day’s entry draws the reader in. Highly moving and highly memorable, Love That Dog was described by poet Benjamin Zephaniah as “simply the most original book I’ve read for years”.
For our topic for this term, we will continue to learn all about Ancient Greece. We will learn about the Olympics, the Battle of Marathon, the Trojan War, Greek Gods, myths and legends.
Please encourage your child to complete and return home learning every week. Now we are in Year 5, they can choose two activities from their home learning booklet. These can be from the English, Maths or Topic grid. The children can even make up their own home learning task if they wish. Please encourage your child to read, check and edit any tasks completed.
We will be continuing with our daily Times Table Rockstar challenge in Year 5. This half term the main focus will be on quick recall of the 8, 9 and 10x tables. Your child may feel that they already know these but please remind them, that we are focusing on speed and instant recall. They also need to learn the related division facts as well as recall the multiplication facts quickly to improve their Rock Status.
All the children have their own login names and passwords for Sumdog and Times Tables Rockstars. This can be accessed at home as well as at school to help improve with their maths and reading skills.
Please feel free to pop in and see us before or after school if there is anything you would like to know. We look forward to working with you all again this year!