In Year 5 you will find Mr Baker, Mr Fielder, Miss Miller and Miss Rawles. We also have Miss Randles who is joining us for this half term only.
We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. We are all looking forward to seeing the children make a great start to the new year and continue making great progress in their learning.
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 Way Home by Libby Hathorn. On a fence, Shane finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But he talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. The illustrations in this picture book are very evocative, full of symbols and meanings that add to what we learn about Shane and his life.
We will also be learning how to use the following in our writing: apostrophes, hyphens, bullet points and fronted adverbials.
This half term, we will begin to learn about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will learn who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. We will also learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline.
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 11 and 12 times tables. 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 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!