Hello, and Welcome to Year 5!
Summer holidays have flown by and the push towards Christmas begins! I am very excited to be able to teach your children and get to know them over this school year. Blink and you will miss it, the journey towards secondary school is truly in motion.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask myself or Ms Alman.
In this term, we will cover two texts in Literacy: Blue John, which focuses on building vocabulary and sentence structure, and Queen of the Falls, which looks at relative clauses and pronouns. In Numeracy, we will learn about place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and measurement. Our Science topics will be forces, and earth and space.
In History, the children will learn about Anglo Saxons, while in Geography, the focus will be on biomes and rainforests, and European capitals. RE will cover Christianity and Judaism. Meanwhile, in PHSE lessons, we will look at wellbeing and our happy school.
Netball and gymnastics are our focused sports in PE. Year 5 will have PE sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember to make sure the children have their PE kits in school on those days. PE kit consists of a white top, dark bottoms and trainers.
Year 5 is a fantastic year to really push your child’s Reading. As the vocabulary grows, more books become accessible to read and a real love of reading different types of books can form. Children should be reading at home daily and we will be tracking reading performance using Accelerated Reader, which the children are aware of. The website can be found here to access the login page for our school. The children should be able to log in and quiz.
Homework will be sent home consistently and will consist of Numeracy, Literacy and Spelling at weekends. There will also be another piece of homework set over the week to be brought in. This work is to be celebrated and we love to see the effort put in at home. This year we are pushing reading even further. There will be a reading record sent home which needs to be signed daily and brought back into school.
We are excited to continue our partnership with a company called Junior Jam, which offers music, drama and performing arts to all the children. Year 5 will have Junior Jam sessions on Wednesday afternoon, and children also have the option of an afterschool club.