Trips and visits
We have two exciting off-site activities coming up:
Upton Warren Water Park - Wednesday 30th September. Pupils will get the opportunity to try out various forms of water craft. Be prepared to get soaked.
Knapp and Paper Mill river study centre - Monday 19th October. Pupils will investigate river processes - another wellie day.
OUTDOOR LEARNING SESSIONS
Our use of the forest school area will be 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 Friday afternoon every other week as follows:
Friday 11th September
Friday 25th September
Friday 9th October
Friday 23rd October
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.
Key Facts for maths: add and subtract mentally.
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.