Welcome to Year Five

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a wonderful break. In year 5, the children will have the benefit of two teachers: Mrs Stott on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Bundy on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Vaughan, year 5’s teaching assistant works with the class all week.

 

  

 

We are very excited about our Robinwood adventures - on Monday!!

Click here for fab pictures and videos of our previous adventures at Robinwood.

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This term's Topic is "London"

What is the topic for this half term?

 This half term will take us to the World Championship Athletics competition in London! We will be thinking about where London is, comparing it with Rio, looking at how London has grown around the River Thames. In art, we are going to be creating models showing movement. Linked to science and PSHCE, we will be thinking about diet, healthy eating and exercise.

 

What will the children be learning?

This half term in maths, we will be looking at scaling, converting measurements, properties of 3d shape from a 2d representation, and division with larger numbers using decomposition.

We are going to be extending our topic work into our English lessons, as we write our own greek myths and recounts of the Trojan War.

In Science, we will be going back over some elements of forces, materials, life cycles and phases of the moon. 

In ICT, we will be researching and presenting findings about famous London landmarks.

We are very lucky to have a chess specialist who will be coming in to teach us chess on Monday afternoons as well.

Madame Schofield will continue working with us in French and building up our vocabulary. We are also starting to write more sentences in French and recognise more written words.

Important Dates

 

Class 5 assembly - 16th June

 

Homework

There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday.

As well as a learning log, we expect the children to do at least 15 minutes per week on IXL. All children have got their own log ins in their homework diaries. For those children who are unable to log in at home, there will be access available at lunchtimes.

We also expect that the children will be spending a few minutes each day on practising times tables, spellings and reading their school reading book. The children will be tested on their times tables every Monday so please help them to learn the set that they are working on.

Similarly they will have a weekly spelling test (see their homework diary for which day your child will be tested)

We will be checking the children’s homework diaries regularly so may we ask that you please initial all completed homework for your child.

 

Things to bring to school

Every day: PE kit, homework diary and reading book, homework folder

Wednesday – learning log

 

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