In Year 5 you will find Mr Baker, Mr Fielder, Mrs Whitely and Mrs Fricker.
Welcome back after the half-term holiday. We are all looking forward to continuing our learning and seeing the children make even more progress in their achievements . It is hard to believe we are halfway through Y5 already!
PE days for Year 5 are on Tuesday and Wednesday 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 be reading ‘The Midnight Fox’ by Betsy Byars. This classic children’s novel, written in 1970 by the American writer Betsy Byars, tells the compelling story of Tom, a boy who is sent, very reluctantly, to stay with his aunt and uncle on their farm. The children will experience his sense of wonder at the beauty of nature as he observes the beautiful sight of a black fox and her cub. The harsh reality of life in the country is revealed as Tom’s concern for the fox and her cub come into conflict with his aunt and uncle’s attempts to protect their farm stock.
This half term, we will continue to learn about the Vikings. The children will: identify and explain key aspects of Viking life; explain how the legal system worked in Anglo-Saxon Britain and explain how the last Anglo-Saxon kings shaped Britain.
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 6x, 7x, 11x and 12x 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!