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Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5 you will find Mr Baker, Mr Fielder, Miss Miller and Miss Rawles.

 

Welcome back after the wonderful summer holiday. We are all looking forward to being in our new classroom, continuing our learning and seeing the children make even more progress in their achievements this year.

 

Please take a look at our Curriculum Update to find out some of the exciting things we will be learning in Year 5.

For our first half term in Year 5, the children will study the book There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. This book has as its main character Bradley, a ‘bad’ boy who is always in trouble. We get right into Bradley’s heart and mind in this narrative, offering the children ways to discuss issues of friendship, bullying, and the links between self-esteem, behaviour and learning. We will also use this as a starting point to learn more about the features of recounts, play scripts and narrative writing.

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Our topic for this term will be all about Ancient Greece. We will learn who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire. We will investigate the legacy of Athenian Democracy and compare it with the political systems we have today. The children will also learn about the Olympics, the Battle of Marathon, the Trojan War, Greek Gods and myths.

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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 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x and 7x 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.

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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 encourage your child to complete and return home learning every week. Now we are in Year 5, they can choose up to two activities from their home learning booklet although quality is more important that quantity. 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.

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.

Please feel free to pop in and see us before or after school if there is anything you would like to know (or just to have a look inside our new building). We look forward to working with you all!

This is a great song to help everyone continue making good choices!

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