Year 5 Newsletter
Hello welcome to the summer term newsletter. For this term, this will give you an idea of some of these things we will be learning about in class. It is anticipated that this will be a busy and productive term. I would be very grateful if you could support your child with daily reading and homework tasks to ensure they make the most of their education. If you have any additional resources to aid the teaching of any of our topics, then please feel free to come and see any year five staff. It is usually best to catch any of the staff at the end of the day as the mornings are very busy!
Our topics for the summer term
|Subject||Half Term 1||Half Term 2|
|Literacy||We are reading the book ‘The Explorer’ by Catherine Randall. This will be used to support all the writing the children will complete including procedural writing; poetry; and explanations.||We will be reading the book ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ by C S Lewis. This will be used to support all the writing the children will complete including leaflets, story writing and poetry.|
Geometry – shapes
|Geometry – direction and movement
Measuring including volume
|Science||Animals including humans||Animals including humans|
|PSHE||Healthy Bodies||Dealing with change|
The children will be set work to do at home throughout the year which will reinforce the literacy and numeracy skills they are being taught in the classroom. Homework will be sent home on a Monday and is to be returned by Friday.
PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Also on these days can you please remove earrings and make sure long hair is tied back. This is part of our PE policy due to health and safety. It is important your child brings in their PE kit at the beginning of the week and I advise that as your child is getting older, they take it home with them on a Friday so it can be cleaned ready for Monday.
| Book Bags
Reading continues to be one of our key priorities in school, we hear children read daily in school but you reading with them at home makes a huge difference. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading in the reading diary.
I look forward to working with your child throughout this term and keeping you updated on the exciting things which we are doing in class. Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions or concerns.
Ms Sandra Ulyett