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Welcome to Year 5

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

 

Everybody has made a great start in Year 5. It has been wonderful to see the children settle so quickly as well as the many changes that are still taking place to our new school building. We are all looking forward to another busy half term as we approach Christmas!

 

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

This half term, the children will study the book Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. Love That Dog 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, the reader is drawn into his experiences and thoughts. We will also be learning how to use the following in our writing: relative clauses, passive voice, semi-colons, perfect tense, prepositions of time and apostrophes.

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This half term, we will continue to learn about Ancient Greece. We will learn about the Battle of Marathon, the Trojan War, Greek Gods, myths and legends. The children will also research their own questions to complete an independent study on everyday life in ancient Greece.

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We will be continuing with our daily Times Table Rockstar challenge in Year 5. Please encourage your child to learn and practise their timetables. This half term the main focus will be on quick recall of the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables. 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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