Year 5

        Teachers: Mrs Bridges (5B), Mr Krasnopolski (5K)
Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Franklin

our topic is: That’s Life!

This term our topic is ‘That’s Life’ which has a focus on evolution, animals and plants. The children will learn about all theories of evolution and adaptation. The children will be able to recognise that living things have changed over time. In addition, they will learn about life cycles of plants and animals.

ENGLISH

We will be focusing on writing a documentary based on our topic work. We will also look at various non-fiction genres.

maths

In maths, we will be focusing mainly on shape, space and measures whilst continuing to develop our skills in using the four operations.

PE / Swimming: Class 5B

5B will be doing PE on a Wednesday and swimming on Friday. Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit and swimming kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if the children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

PE: Class 5K

5K will be doing PE on a Wednesday and swimming on a Friday.Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if the children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

Thank you for your continued support and communication using the learning diaries. If there is anything you would like to speak to the teachers about, please feel free to come and see us or communicate through the diaries.

Your child will be expected to be heard read (by an adult or an older sibling) at least 3 times a week, but it would be great if they could read even more than this. When your child has read a section in their book, it would be very useful to ask questions to gauge an understanding of the text. Once you have had these conversations, please make sure you comment and sign the homework diaries. This also means that they are in with the chance of winning a prize from the reading fairy, who is always very excited and loves it when the children have been reading at home! Learning diaries will be checked every Monday

homework



Useful websites Here are some website links that your child may find useful for homework or extended research:   https://darwin200.christs.cam.ac.uk/pages/index.php?page_id=j  
  http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists/charlesdarwin.html  
   http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/a0932663.html    

Supporting your child at home

There are many ways in which you can support your child at home to help benefit their education. You can develop core skills by:

*Listen to them read regularly
*Go on Times Table Rock Stars 

Why not visit the Think Tank and explore the human body interactive exhibition. Alternatively, you could conduct an investigation into DNA, heart rate, finger prints or the senses. Also, you could research the body on the Internet. http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/center/htbw-main-page.html

Times Table Rock Stars

All children have their own log in for Times Table Rock Stars. I have set target tables for children to practise on it and they can then play against other member of the class.
It is crucial that children are able to answer questions quickly.
Could they therefore please play in the Studio area as this monitors how quickly children respond. Happy rocking!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

Stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £2.00 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.A School Dinner is £2.10 per day

Dates for your diary

Monday 1st July: Hillstone Literary Festival
Wednesday 3rd July: Reports handed out and transition
Thursday 4th July: Parents Evening
Friday 19th July: Break up

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