Happy New Year and 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 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, our main topic this half term is Greeks. The first half term will focus on Ancient Greeks and the second half term focused on life in Greece in the current day.
In literacy, we will be exploring Greek myths. This will use a focus from ‘Blah, Blah, Blah Theatre Company’ to inspire our writing. We will continue the learning to use instructions and recipes as well as persuasive writing about holiday destinations.
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
Year 5 Teachers
Mrs Fenna and Mrs Elliott
Mrs Hilton and Mrs Lupton
Kingswood deposit needed (£40)
Tuesday 6th February
Musical extravaganza for Year 2, 4, and 6
Friday 9th February
End of half term
Wednesday 21st February
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.