Trips and visits
With Covid restrictions still in place, no firm commitments can be made regarding trips. However, should the restrictions allow we will endeavour to arrange at least one off-site educational visit. Watch this space!
OUTDOOR LEARNING SESSIONS
Our use of the forest school area is still restricted this term due to social distancing regulations. However, we will still have dedicated outdoor learning opportunities in our designated space, be that the playground, school field or the forest area. Children should wear their forest school clothes on these days and be prepared for being outside in bad weather with raincoats and suitable footwear. Our forest school session will be on Monday afternoon every other week as follows:
Monday 19th May
Monday 3rd May
Monday 17th May
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. This is included in your regular set work at the moment, not extra!
Currently, our weekly homework schedule is as follows:
TTRockstars should be accessed daily if at all possible.
KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts): understanding angles.
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.