Class Teachers: Mrs Jones & Mrs Parker Class Support: Mrs Trenfield
Welcome to Year 5.We hope that you have lots of fun and make good progress this year.
SUMMER TERM 2017 Welcome back to year 5. We hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday and that you are refreshed and ready to work hard this term.
Our main focus this term will be a local geography / history topic based on the local area. You will be finding out how our local area has changed over time and the different ways in which land is used. There will be lots of opportunities to improve your map skills by looking at different map symbols and learning to use coordinates and grid references. Alongside this topic we will also be learning about what it is like to be a Muslim in Britain.
Meanwhile, throughout our science lessons, we will be focussing on the topic of 'materials' and will spend time exploring the properties of different materials and whether changes to them are reversible or irreversible.
We would also like to remind you of the importance of your home learning. We expect you to be practising your spellings and times tables daily, as well as reading and discussing your books at home at least three times a week. Your spelling lists for the term can be downloaded from the link on this page so there is no excuse for not learning them! These basic skills are incredibly important as the basis of all you do in school. Don't underestimate them!
Read at home at least 3 times a week
Be ready to learn!
Please make sure that you come to school fully equipped for your lessons. You will always need sharp pencils and a ruler in your own pencil case. If you have been granted a pen licence, you will also need a blue "berol" style handwriting pen. You will receive a book to keep your homework sheets neat and clean.
Your PE session will take place on a Wednesday. If you have a school tracksuit then you may wear it all day, if not then make sure that a full outdoor kit is in school on a Wednesday. Most importantly, please make sure that all of your kit is labelled with your name to avoid losing it.
In addition, you must always have a suitable reading book with you. This could be from the reading scheme or borrowed from the class, school or town library. Click on the link below to access some recommended reading lists for this year.
Homework Tasks, Reading & Multiplication Facts
Homework is an important part of school life and should help you to build confidence in key skills. In Year 5 we expect that you will be doing approximately 30 minutes per night. Currently, our weekly homework schedule is as follows:
Mon: Spellings to be tested the following Monday.
Thurs: Literacy and Maths homework will be given, to be returned by the following Monday.
Alongside written tasks, it is essential that you should continue to read at home with an adult at least three times per week. Reading to, and with, others will help you to develop your understanding of the plot and characters of your story and will also help you to discuss the meaning of any new vocabulary that you might come across.
Daily practice of multiplication tables facts is also very important in year 5 as you're going to need these facts on the tip of your tongue to help you to complete more formal calculations in class. We recommend that you spend 5-10 minutes each morning, possibly after breakfast, practising. There are lots of ways that you can practise: singing, matching cards, writing them down, using a timer to beat your score or using an app on a tablet are all very useful methods.