Welcome to our new Year 5 class! This term we are heading straight into out 'Natural Disasters' topic by learning all about volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. In science, we are thinking about our place in the solar system while in art we will be creating a range of different 2D and 3D pieces. In literacy this term we will we writing descriptive texts, survival guides, narratives, weather reports and sensory poems. Maths this term will cover place value, addition, subtractions, statistics, multiplication, division and perimeter.
Children will have PE on Monday and Friday afternoon where they will be developing their gymnastics and hockey skills. Children need to make sure they have a full PE kit in school on these days. Please make sure their PE kit has their name in it. Jewellery, including earrings, must be removed and long hair should be tied back.
The All Saints reading challenge is an opportunity for children to earn certificates for reading in school and at home. The more the children read, the more certificates they can receive. It is really important to encourage reading to be done as often as possible at home. Although the children do not have to read to an adult, an adult will need to sign their records to say they have seen them reading. Children will need to ensure their reading records are in school every day.
Spellings will continue to be sent home each Monday and a spelling test will take place on the Friday. Practice should occur at home during the week to help pupils improve throughout their spelling sessions in school.
In addition, pupils will be given a piece of written homework weekly. This will be focused on a particular part of the curriculum in order to feed into our weekly work and discussions in class.
We look forward to a busy term ahead,
Miss Davey, Mrs Powell, Miss Barker and Miss Whiten