Class Teacher: Mr David Buckley
Mrs Mary Kimberley (Wednesdays)
Dear Year 5 Parents and Carers,
A warm welcome back to you all and Happy New Year! We hope that you all enjoyed a happy and restful Christmas break and that your children are looking forward to another exciting fun-filled term.
This term’s topic is called ‘Under Attack’ and is based on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Some of the other subjects will be taught following elements of this theme. The science topic this half term is: The Circulatory System. Please see topic web for further details.
The children will continue to be set weekly Mathletics, times tables and a spelling list (with a spelling and tables test on Fridays). Reading books and reading records will continue to go home and checked on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
Please note that all children should have their own P.E. kit in school. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed for health and safety reasons. Please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name, thank you. Class 5’s PE lessons are on Tuesday afternoons. Swimming lessons are every Thursday morning 9.00am to 10.30am, starting on Thursday 10th January. Please let me know if you are willing to help escort the class to and from the pool on Parker’s Piece.
I am really looking forward to a happy and successful term in Class 5 and hope the children are too! If at any time you have any concerns or issues you would like to discuss, then please come and see me as soon as possible; after school is generally the best time.
Mr David Buckley
Year 5 Class Teacher
End of Spring Term news
For the past few weeks, Year 5 have been busy studying:
- persuasive writing and poetry in English
- fractions in Maths
- materials in Science
- the damage we cause to our world in Topic
They have written very persuasive texts on 'Why are the oceans important?'. They have investigated many materials properties including absorbency for an Astro-nappy as part of Science week.
Recently, the children haven't been 'set' a weekly homework, instead I have uploaded:
- recommended books list ->I would like the children to read at least one title from the Year4 or Year5 list every month and record it in their reading records with a book review. Most titles are available in school or at the Central library.
- spelling lists -> children should work on the appropriate list at home. Hard copies of the lists are available, just let me know if you would like one.
- maths -> use booklet to carry out some activities at home, use the link to roll the times tables, use wild maths to explore Maths at home; keep checking times tables for instant recall.
Many thanks for your continuous support,