Welcome from Mrs Renshaw, Mrs Lake and Mrs Thomas in Morpurgo class and Miss Prothero and Mrs Barnard in Stevenson.
Weekly update - Friday 14th July 2017
A highlight of this week was Stevenson's class assembly, which was a very entertaining look back at topics over Year 5. Well done to everyone involved and thank you to the families who were able to come in to support this event.
Thank you too to those who were able to come in for our Partners in Learning sessions on Wednesday. A fantastic array of time keepers were produced and the children seemed to really enjoy their projects.
Other work this week has included writing time travel adventure stories, reading and writing Roman numerals and continuing with our Time Traveller topic.
Please can children make sure they have a named water bottle in school each day, and take it home each day.
We have PE on Thursdays and Fridays, but please ensure that PE kits are brought into school each Monday and taken home each Friday. Please can children bring a plastic carrier bag for their trainers because they are likely to get muddy on the field.
Please also ensure that all clothing, including jumpers and coats, is named.
Homework - general information
Homework is set every Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday and includes maths, English and one other piece, usually science or topic. Children should spend about 30 minutes per piece. Please speak to your child's teacher if you have any concerns or queries. Children also have spellings set each Friday and tested the Wednesday afterwards. Children who are still learning their times tables will also be tested on these on Fridays.
Each child has been given a homework book for them to write their homework in (except for maths). Information on the week's homework will be stuck into the book or sent in a separate letter.
Homework - reading
Each child has been given a reading record to take home and bring into school daily with their reading book. We would like children to record the name of the book they are reading, how many pages they have read on a particular date, and a brief comment on how well they read aloud or what they thought of the text/what happened, and to have this signed by an adult daily. It will also be stamped regularly in school. We would like children to aim to read for at least 10 minutes, five times a week. There will be whole-school initiatives to encourage children in their reading.
Homework - maths
Maths is set on the website www.mymaths.co.uk and children have been given a letter with their login details (a school login to enter firstly then a personalised login to enter secondly). Children should ask their class teacher if they need another copy of the login details.
Children should also practise their multiplication and division tables to 12 - a useful website for this is www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Children were tested on their tables at the start of the year and details of any whole or individual tables still to learn were stuck into their homework books. Children will be tested on Fridays on a table at a time until they have shown quick recall of all of them. Children should learn the question and answer e.g. 3 x 4 is 12, 12 divided by 3 is 4, rather than a list of answers e.g. 3, 6, 9, 12 so they can apply them in their maths work. Please speak to your child's teacher if you have any concerns or would like any ideas for learning tables.
Homework - spellings
Spellings are set weekly on Fridays and tested the following Wednesday (change from Friday). The spellings are taken from the Government's Year 5-6 spelling list (please see below) and focus on different spelling patterns. The week's spellings are stuck on a sticker in the back of the children's homework book, along with some ideas for learning them.
Autumn term 1 newsletter
Please find below a copy of the Year 5 Autumn term 1 newsletter with information on what will be studied in the different subjects.
Curriculum information meeting
Please find below the PowerPoint slides for the Year 5 curriculum information meeting held on Wednesday 21st September. If you were unable to attend the meeting or have any further questions, please do speak to us for further information.