Welcome to our Summer Term.
Welcome back to our Summer Term, hopefully this term will see us getting back to something which is a little more 'normal'. We will still be following social distancing rules and we will still be having staggered break and lunch times to help to minimise potential risks. If we should find ourselves unfortunate enough to have a bubble closure, all home learning will be accessible daily on ClassDojo and Google Classroom. Class work packs will also be available from the front office. Please if you are home learning, make sure you upload any of your completed work daily for us to mark and remember that we are always available if you need any help.
Our English work this term will be a mixture of explanatory/information text, descriptive writing, persuasive writing and traditional tales from another culture. All of which will help to keep our skills, knowledge and understanding of how to write different styles of genre whilst using the correct vocabulary and punctuation choices.
In Maths we 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. Everyone has their login details for Mathletics and we are looking to see who has earned the most points this term for their independent learning. Remember you will receive a certificate with the more points you earn. Also, to continue your timetable recall, we are still extending our Maths access to include the Times Table Rockstars challenge. This offers an increased opportunity to practice and recall key quick mathematical timetable facts. Challenge one another and see how your pace rates against another rock star in your class…Who will become our next TT Rockstar, Legend or Hero? Only time and practice will tell.
Last term we increased our love for reading and enjoyed some excellent class novels. To help you to keep up with your reading at home we have created an Epic reading account for you to use as your own personal library.
There are many age appropriate texts for you to choose from and we will also set a few online comprehension quizzes. We saw many of you making steady improvements last term within reading so well done and keep reading at home, we want to see you reaching those all important goals.
This half term the children in school will have P.E each Wednesday 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).
Thank you for all your support during this very strange and changeable time.
If there are any questions about this term, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Whitehurst & Mrs Percy (Year 5)