Welcome back to Year 5. 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 half term, I hope this continues in the run up to Christmas.
This half term our main topic this half term is ‘Mysterious Mayans’. We are going to focus on delving deeper into the history of the Mayan civilisation.
In literacy, we will be exploring balanced arguments. We will be continuing to focus on spelling through a daily lesson. Children will receive their new spellings within the week and use them in lessons; they will be tested the following Monday. 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.
In Maths, we will follow the curriculum to cover Statistics, multiplication and division. Mr Braginton will be teaching some of these lessons.
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
Year 5 Teachers
Mrs Fenna and Mrs Elliott
Mrs Hilton and Mrs Lupton
Civil Engineer visit
Wed 1st Nov
Friday 10th November
Monday 29th January
Thursday 21st June
Thursday 7th (am) and Friday 8th December (pm)
Key Stage 2 Performance
Monday 11th December
Tuesday 12th December
Friday 15th December
End of term
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.