Summer Topic - The Maya
I hope everyone had a restful Easter break. Just a quick note to let you know that PE has returned to a Monday. Therefore, PE is now Monday and Thursday afternoons and children will need to wear their PE uniform into school. Also, a polite reminder for children to be following the school expectations on PE uniform.
Thank you for your support,
Spelling Summer - Wb 25th April
Summer 1 Homework Grid
Spring Topic Overview - Ancient Greeks
World Book Day fun!
Hello Year 5 - I am so pleased to be teaching you this year and I am looking forward to getting to know you all.
We are kicking off spring term with a fantastic topic - Ancient Greece. This is one of my favourite topics and we are going to have lots of fun learning about myths, legends, heroes, gods and goddesses and all the exciting things this topic has to offer!
A few “housekeeping” things to note: PE is every Thursday & Friday so please ensure you wear the expected PE kit to school on those days. It is still cold so ensure the clothing is warm enough to be outside for the hour. This term PE will be on Friday mornings (rather than afternoons) as we have gymnastics.
Alongside termly homework grids (found on this web-page), I will be sending home fortnightly spellings. These are to be learned across this fortnight ready for the test that will take place on a Friday morning. Please use the spelling strategies provided as these are proven to support memorisation. I will print and send home a copy of spellings each week but a copy will be listed below for any that wander off.
If you need to speak to me about something, after school is usually a good time. Alternatively, you can book a telephone or face-to-face appointment via our office (email@example.com).
Spring Term Update:
We have had a wonderful start to our spring term and it has been a delight to get to know you all. Now moving into our second half of the term, there are a few key updates to share...
From this term, we will no longer be doing "Big Maths" and have opted to use a different scheme called Fluent in 5 which will be done in smaller bursts at the beginning of each lesson. Our real focus needs to be times table facts to ensure all of us are secure and recall these facts quickly. I cannot stress enough how important these facts are for the rest of our maths learning. Below I have included some links to popular online games the children enjoy using in class that can be utlised at home too...
Secondly, we are approaching spellings slightly differently to ensure each child gets the personalisation they need to close gaps in their spelling rules knowledge. Each child will be assigned to a spelling list - A, B, C or D. This list contains a rule they need to learn for the fortnight as well as their "Focus Five" which are spellings taken from their learning books that they, personally, need to practise. Children have been equipped with a selection of strategies that are proven to aid understanding and retention. I have attached a copy to their homework - we use these in class so they should be familiar with them. Please ensure they use these strategies. We will test these every fortnight on a Friday morning.
Thank you for your support with this - any questions please do not hesitate to ask.