Welcome back. As usual the classroom door will be open at 8.55am and school will begin at 9.00am. Please ensure your children are arriving on time for school every day – it takes a bit longer to get round to the back of school so make sure you set the alarm a few minutes earlier! I was so impressed with the quality of homework last term; I hope this continues for the rest of the year. Homework club is available on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunch time for those who need extra support.
This half term we will continue our Greek topic. We will be exploring more of Greece now as well as making comparisons from our daily life to life in Ancient Greece.
In literacy, we will be exploring the book ‘Holes’ written by Louis Sachar. From this we will be developing our reading skills using the Big 10 and writing letters and diary extracts from different points of view. The children will be thinking about different styles of formality for each piece of writing.
Spellings are usually given out on a Tuesday but sometimes it is more beneficial to have developed the list as a class; this means there is not a set day when they are given out. However, a spelling pattern will be known by the children from Tuesday onwards.
We will be more than happy to see you at 8.55am or 3.30pm if there are any concerns in school that you wish to discuss.
Mrs Fenna & Mrs Elliott
At our Greek Feast, the children will be dressed as Greek citizens. If you have any large pieces of material that we could use as togas, we would love to have them. Plain, white or coloured table cloths or sheets are ideal. We can return them afterwards. Thank you.
Year 5 Teachers
Mrs Fenna and Mrs Elliott
Mrs Hilton and Mrs Lupton
Wednesday 21st February
Monday, 26th March
Parent’s Greek feast
Kingswood deposit needed (£80)
Year 5 P.E. is Wednesday and Friday.
PE and MFL is taught by specialists on Wednesday afternoons
Please ensure your child has their full kit for those days. The kit is:
- White t-shirt
- Blue shorts/joggers
Library day: Monday
Reading Books: Reading books need to be back in on a Friday. Only books with comments will be changed.
Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.
Homework grids will be in books in the first week of each half term. Mrs Fenna will collect these on a Tuesday to check and mark homework. They are returned either Tuesday or Wednesday.
It is the child’s responsibility to hand it in. It is expected that all children achieve at least Bronze award and they will be encouraged to go to homework club when this is not achieved at home.