Year 5

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

our topic is: Power to the People

As part of this topic, we will be going on a trip to London on Tuesday 10th September! The children will attend a workshop at the Houses of Parliament and they will learn about the government and how laws are made. We will also visit some famous landmarks, including the London Eye, as well as experience a river cruise on the Thames. As part of our topic we will also be learning about the history of democracy and influential people, past and present.
In addition to this, we will be involved in a project with Birmingham City University, where we will be exploring the issue of climate change and creating inventions to help combat the issue. During this project we will visit the STEAM centre in Digbeth. More details to follow soon. 

ENGLISH

In our English lessons we will be focusing on writing persuasive letters and information leaflets. We will be reading non-fiction texts about London in our guided reading sessions and engaging in various cross curricular work about our trip to the Capital.

maths

In maths the children will be learning how to use written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will also develop a deep understanding of number and place value.

PE: Class 5B

5B will be doing PE on a Thursday and 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 please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

PE: Class 5K

5K will be doing PE on a Thursday and 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 please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

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 for the text. Once you have had these conversations, please make sure you comment and sign the homework diaries. We will continue to use accelerated reader this year and children will need to fully engage with the program in order to achieve their reading targets. If you have any concerns about your child’s reading, please do come in and speak to us.

homework

We will be continuing with our homework grids this year. The homework is based around the current topic and there are a number of different activities the children can choose to do. They can chose activities depending on their interests and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid every week.

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
Ask them questions about what they have read
Encourage them to keep a diary
Practise spellings
Learn their target times table
Explore educational websites
Estimate and add up shopping bills
Help weigh and measure ingredients
Find fractions of sweets before eating them

Any activities undertaken at home will also support our topic. You might like to:

Watch Newsround together and discuss political issues
Research influential people in society
Start a family campaign to support a worthwhile cause 

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

Friday 27th September: STEAM House trip
Tuesday 22nd October: STEAM House trip 

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