This half term we shall cover science-fiction and non-fiction writing in English. Pupil's targets will have been set from their December assessments and should be in their Extended Write books and their English books.
Please keep up the Home Reading (particularly questionning about the text read) and also the spelling homework (when set).
In maths we shall be covering the learning for Spring 1. Pupil targets were on the back of their December assessment booklets. The children will copy these into their maths books. Please could all children focus on learning their times tables. This is a key area and it is such a hindrance when pupils cannot remember key number facts.
We shall also be continuing with Music so please make sure recorders are at school on a Wednesday. We will also be going swimming on a Wednesday so swimming kit is needed as well on this day.
Mrs Brice will continue to work on French, our class novel (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Problem Solving and Reasoning in maths.
We will also be learning about Food Miles (Geography), Joan Miro (Art) and in science we shall be learning about the Earth in Space.
It promises to be a very busy term and I hope I can rely on everyone to work their hardest and to the best of their ability. We shall be having an assessment week just before half term to check on each pupil's progress. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mrs Gadd and Mrs McKenna would like to welcome you to Year 5. We have been busy working over the summer holidays to make sure we get off to the best possible start.
PE is on a Monday and Wednesday so please make sure you have your kit at school, including fresh socks, otherwise you will not be able to take part.
Please make sure your reading book is in school each day and that your record is up to date. You are expected to read regularly at home. The Reading Club on a Friday (at breaktime) is available if you need to catch-up with your reading sessions.
Homework is usually set on a Monday and it is to be handed in on the Friday. Homework usually consists of some English and Maths work. In addition you must keep on top of your times tables and learning your spellings.
Mrs McKenna and I are really looking forward to the year ahead so please let us know if you have any worries or concerns and then they can be quickly dealt with.
Many thanks, Mrs Gadd