Welcome to Year 5
It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school after the holidays and it is wonderful that the children have started the year with such a fantastic work ethic and commitment to our school values. Our learning this term is interesting, exciting and thought-provoking and we know the children will love learning about our main topic - The Victorians.
As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office. We will always do our best to answer any questions while ensuring that your child is happy in school.
Mrs Foster will be teaching the class for the majority of the week. On a Thursday Mrs Pooley will be teaching the class in the afternoon and on a Friday, Mrs Clement will be teaching the class for the whole day. Our class Teaching Assistant who will be working with us this year is Mrs Gocher.
This term, we will be building on all the brilliant learning the children did in in Maths during year 4. We will be revisiting key areas of learning starting with place value and then developing our understand of numbers upto numbers up to 1,000,000. We will then turn our attention to the four key operations including addition and subtraction. We also ask that children spend time practising their times tables and using TTRS when at home. We need to know all of our times tables and division facts so that we can apply them across the Maths curriculum.
This term, we will be starting with a focus on descriptive writing. We will be learning how authors describe settings, characters and atmosphere and then applying our knowledge in our own descriptive writing. Later in the term, we will look at information texts linked to our History topic on the Victorians. Furthermore, we will listen to, perform and write our own narrative poetry.
As so many of us are spending more and more time online, it is important that the children have a secure knowledge of how to be safe. We will discuss various issues regarding this each week. If your child or yourself have any questions linked to their online world, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or have a look at some of the links below.
- It is important that you read at home, 20 minutes or more as a minimum as part of your home learning and you must bring your reading book to school every day.
- Spellings will be handed out on a Monday and we will have a test on a Friday.
- PE is on a Tuesday and a Friday - Please ensure that you have your PE kit in school!