Year 5

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

our topic is: ancient greece

As part of this topic, we will be exploring democracy in the origins of ancient Greece. They will learn about the Greek culture, art, and compare different ways of life.
We will be creating a healthy Greek meal as part of our Design and Technology project and we will be putting our research and knowledge skills to the test by designing and creating our own Greek pottery. 

ENGLISH

 In our English lessons we will be focusing on writing Greek myths and Legends. This will lead to an opportunity for children to show their new skills by writing an independent Greek myth before the end of term.
We will be using our guided reading sessions to explore different Greek myths and Legends.

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 / Swimming: Class 5B

5B will be doing PE on a Wednesday 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 also send in tracksuits or jumpers.

PE: Class 5P

5P will be doing PE on a Wednesday 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 also send in tracksuits or jumpers.

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

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

Visit a Birmingham museum
• Create a Greek mask
• Go on an archaeological dig
• Investigate Greek food
• Dress up in a toga
• Have a family mini Olympics
• Host a Greek Quiz
• Help children to learn their lines for our performance of Hercules and Phoebe 

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.

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.

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.

Dates for your diary

 Monday 24th September: NSPCC workshop
Tuesday 13th November: Hercules and Phoebe performance
Monday 19th November: London 

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