Year 5S 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 5!
I hope you have all had an amazing summer break. I can't wait to hear all the fantastic things you have done during the holidays! Myself and Mrs Elson are really looking forward to seeing you all!
In this class, we use all of our learning muscles in different ways. We work together as Ants, showing one another a new strategy for learning or supporting each other. We are resilient rhinos - Never giving up and making sure that we have put the most effort we can into an activity. We are resourceful beavers - Using resources in and around the classroom to scaffold our learning and support us in lessons. We are reflective tortoises - We look back on achievements and acomplishments. What went well? What did I learn? What do I need to improve on? How can I be even better than what I am already?
Our topic focus for the Autumn Term is 'War, what is it good for?'.
This topic will be centred around World War 2. We will kick-start our Year 5 adventure with a trip to the Stockport Air Raid Shelter and emmerse ourselves in the historic events.
Our class book for this term is 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpugo.
In English this term, we will be using extracts from our class book to practise our writing skills for a variety of different purposes. Children will be given opportunities to take part in role play scenarios to immerse them in the text and give their writing purpose. The text styles that we will be covering will include: narrative, diary writing, character descriptions, formal letters, poetry and how to write in journalistic styles.
In maths, we will be developing our skills in place value and then move on to addition and subtraction. We will be using our reasoning and problem solving skills to create a deeper learning and really embed those new skills.
Keep practising those times tables at home, as they will help you in your maths lessons.
In science, this term’s schemes of work will be learning all about different forces and then we will move onto learning about properties of materials.
You will be able to access an electronic version of the homework grid using the class website. The children now have a section in their journals where the homework grid for each term will be stuck in. I have asked that children keep a record of when they have completed a task by getting a parent/or guardian to sign and date the box.
The children will be given weekly on a Monday. Please make sure that your child learns these spellings over the week as they shall be tested on the following Monday.
Children are encouraged to continue reading at home and keep a record of this in their journals. This can be a book they have chosen from the school library or one that they are reading at home. I will be checking the children's journals to see if they are keeping their reading record up-to-date. It does not always have to be a book! If you have found an interesting online article, maybe a film or game review or even a magazine, this all counts and strengthens your reading abilities.
PE is every Monday and Tuesday. Children will need both their indoor and outdoor kit with them at all times and these are to stay in school for the whole term. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school for these days. A list of the required Kit can be found on the 'Uniform' section of the school website.
All children have been provided with a school water bottle. These need to be kept in school during the week and taken home to be washed on a Friday.
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