A Very Warm Welcome to Year 5!(2021 - 2022)
Hello Year 5 and welcome back to school! We hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and are refreshed and ready for lots of fun-filled activities and learning this half term!
MEET THE YEAR 5 TEAM:
5LC - Mr. Constantine is the class teacher and he is supported by Ms. Gregory.
5JF - Mrs. Foulds is the class teacher and she is supported by Mr. Crewe.
We are also very lucky to be joined on our team by three specialist teachers:
Madame Preston - French
Mr. Rees - Music
Mr. Mernock - P.E
Year 5 PE lesson will be taught on Monday afternoons and we ask for your child to wear the correct PE kit (white T-shirt, blue shorts and black pumps) and could you please label it clearly. We will send PE kits home after each PE lesson so they can be washed and brought back to school on the following Monday morning. We will be going swimming after February half term but we will remind you closer to the time.
Please could we politely remind you that your child's reading book and reading record must be brought into school every day. Reading is extremely important and if you have the time we would appreciate it if you could listen to your child read at home at least once a week and sign their diary with any comments. Thank you.
Homework will be issued each Friday and will be due in school on the following Wednesday. This will consist of one grammar and one arithmetic task. In addition, the children are expected to read three times a week at home and complete their reading diaries. We politely request that ideally, an adult listens to their child read and sign their child’s reading diary at least once a week.
Answers for homework will be up-loaded onto class dojo on Tuesday evening for children to self-assess and amend before handing in on Wednesday morning. If any child needs help with their homework, this will be given on Wednesdays. It is important for our children to be independent and follow routines and deadlines, therefore completed homework must be handed in on Wednesdays so that new homework can be stuck in books and ready to hand out again on Friday. This is to prepare them for Year 6 and beyond as well as being an important life skill. .
We are always available at the end of the school day if you have any questions or you can contact us through Class Dojo. Alternatively, you can arrange a telephone conversation should you require one.
We hope you have a happy and lovely time in Year 5 and that you really enjoy and cherish your learning opportunities. We are looking forward very much to welcoming you back to school and meeting you all once more!
Mr. Constantine, Mrs. Foulds, Ms. Gregory and Mr. Crewe.
In English, we will be reading the novel, 'Freedom for Bron' - an historical novel about an Anglo-Saxon slave boy. Our writing linked to this novel will consist of character and setting descriptions, diary entries, letters writing an alternative story ending. We will also explore a range of sentence types to enhance our writing. This work will complement our History topic, ''Who Were the Anglo-Saxons?'
Our Guided Reading sessions will consist of reading and deconstructing historical non-fiction texts linked to the Anglo-Saxons.
In Mathematics, we shall focus on number and place value.
In Science, we will be looking at ‘Changes and Properties of Materials.
In our RE lessons, we will be investigating and discussing, 'Why Do Some People Believe God Exists?
Our History work will consist of enquiry led learning linked to the Anglo Saxons.
Art and Design lessons will consist of learning drawing and painting techniques as well as designing our own Anglo Saxon shields.
In Design and Technology, we will be designing and baking our own Anglo Saxon bread.
Together Everyone Achieves More
TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.
We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.
The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.
For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.
Year 5 Reading for pleasure and reading to learn
Topics covered in PSHE