Welcome to Year 5’s Class Page
Dates for your Diary:
Big Adventure – 12th, 13th & 14th September
Wednesday 26th September: EYFS Open Day
End of half term – Friday 26th October
Thursday 13th December – Big Cultural Adventure Festival
Friday 14th December – Homework due date
Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 14th December – Zone Assembly at 9am
Wednesday 19th December – Class Christmas Party Afternoon
Thursday 20th December – Christmas Performance at Rising Brook Church: time tbc
Thursday 20th December – Break up – 12:00pm
Myself and Mrs Weir will be teaching the children over the first term whilst Mrs Lewis is on maternity leave, when she returns she will teach the majority of the time with myself teaching weekly. I will teach all day Monday and Friday as well as Tuesday mornings and Mrs Weir will teach the rest of the week. Mrs Bridgeman, who all the children know very well, will also be working in year 5 alongside the teachers.
Ms Helen Stubbs
Our learning: The Big Cultural Adventure!
We’ve got off to a great start this term with our ambitious 3 day Big Adventure. It’s been a fantastic 3 days where the children have experienced cultures from 3 key countries; India, Morocco and Japan. Different year groups will focus on one of these countries for their work towards their challenge outcome, ‘Can we hold a festival to share our Big Cultural Adventure?’ Year 5 will be focusing on Morocco, alongside year 6. Another change is that this challenge pack will continue over the term (rather than the previous half termly one) with an outcome in December.
English: our class text is the fantastic ‘ The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. Some of our work in English will be based on this text. We will be writing to a school in Morocco and our information text will be linked to this country.
Maths: This term children will be focusing on number. We will be learning about place value, and using written methods to add and subtract large numbers.
P.E: lessons are on Mondays and Thursday and this term year 5 pupils have been invited to Baseline Tennis Centre at SMHS for some tennis coaching. As we will be walking there, please ensure that children have a suitable waterproof coat in case of rain. On these days, children need to have the correct P.E kit, which consists of: black shorts, a white polo top and black pumps. Children without the correct P.E kit will have to use the spare kit we have in school.
Homework: All children should now have a reading book and homework diary. There diaries should be brought to school daily along with their reading books. Children should be aiming to read for 10-15 minutes a day.
Mymaths: Children can login at home to continue to develop their maths skills. Follow the my maths link here – MyMaths
Spellings: will go home every Monday and are also available on the school website here. Children will be tested on their spellings on a Monday.
Thank you for your support.