This term is going to be as busy as ever, we are going to be learning all about Anglo Saxons and Viking invasions in our topic which will continue over into the 2nd half term as we have such a lot to learn.
Our English work will be a mixture of explanatory text, descriptive writing, action stories, persuasive writing and traditional tales from another culture. All of which will help to extend our use of subordinate clauses, selecting vocabulary for effect and extending our use of various sentence openers.
Maths will build on our previous learning, encouraging the use of a variety of skills and developing mathematical reasoning as well as linking in to our topic where possible. We are also now taking part in the Times Table Rock Stars challenge which can be completed at home as well as in school. This will help you all to increase your knowledge of times tables and pitch yourselves against one another in your rock star challenges! Will you become a TT rockstar? Or even better, a Legend? Or do you think you could be the ultimate TT Hero?? Time and practice will tell.
Please remember that homework is still a big part of the curriculum as it builds upon what we’ve been doing in class. It is essential that it is completed on the night it is given in a neat fashion (using your best handwriting – not felt tip pen!) this allows for consolidation opportunities as well as preparing for future challenges …Year 6 will be on us before we know it!
There were some steady improvements last term within reading so well done and keep up with the reading at home, we want to see you reaching those all important goals.
This half term the children will continue to have P.E each Friday and it is vital for everyone to remember to bring their P.E kits (black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps or trainers) so that we are ready for each lesson. May I also please ask for parents to support our uniform policy and ensure that children are wearing the correct/appropriate footwear (black school shoes, NOT trainers).
If there are any questions about this term, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Whitehurst and Mrs Peace (Year 5)
The new golden time activites are on offer this term, so make sure that you stay on green to be part of it. Everyone loved the activities last term and we are sure that this term will see many more smiling faces. Remember its GOOD TO BE GREEN!
Come on year 5 lets show everyone what you're made of!