Welcome to our Autumn Term.
Welcome back to school Year 5 it's SO lovely to see all your smiling faces. We have really missed you all during these past few strange months.
I hope you have all had a lovely Summer holiday and are ready to learn because this term is going to be bursting with many exciting challenges as we begin to get back to a routine and a new type of normal.
Our class room looks little different as we try our best to stick to social distance guidelines and we thank you for your support in doing this. But our topics remain the same. We are kicking off the term by diving into the Historical world of invaders, settlements and kingdoms, starting with the Romans withdrawal from Britain.
Through our English work, we will be working extremely hard to practice many skills from Year 4. We will be using some fabulous texts to support our sense of community, two of which are called ‘Here we Are’ by Oliver Jeffers and also ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’ by Charlie Mackesy. I can’t wait to share these texts with you as I know we have some super writers in Year 5. Also, don't be surprised if we also practice our writing skills within Topic time as we continue to embed key skills within a context.
Our Mathematics will continue to grow in complexity from the previous work in Year 4 as prior knowledge is applied and extended in order to become masters of age appropriate skills. We shall also continue to practice known facts through a range of practical work which will require the children to use all their problem solving know how in order to solve the problems quickly and efficiently. The school has subscribed again to the TTRockstars website and Mathletics, so quick Maths knowledge can also continue to be practised at home.
This term Year 5 will continue to work with our resident computer specialist, Mr Chaudry, every Friday morning.
Homework will be given every Tuesday and Wednesday with the expectation for it to be completed and handed in the following day. There will be the usual weekly spellings and times tables to learn as well as the daily reading books. Children only need to bring a bookbag with them daily, no large rucksacks.
Finally children will need full P.E kit every Thursday and Friday they must also bring a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie in case of outdoor P.E. All clothing must be labelled. If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Whitehurst & Mrs Percy (Year 5)