Year 5

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

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Mr Uddin (5U) or Mr Krasnopolski (5K) to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains live and will be used to provide learning resources to those who are unable to attend school as a result of illness, isolation or any other reason. Furthermore, the materials found on the Virtual School pages may be used by any child for additional learning and who is keen to extend their learning at home. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Power to the People

In our first topic, the children will learn about the history of democracy in the U.K. Additionally, we will explore prominent individuals (such as Nelson Mandela and Greta Thunberg) who inspired or are currently striving for change.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be focusing on organising and presenting information effectively. Our narrative work will explore using dialogue to develop character.

maths

In maths, the children will be learning about place value in a variety of contexts. Developing addition and subtraction skills will be the primary aim of the latter part of the first half term.

pe: Class 5K

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

pe: class 5U

5U will be doing PE on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be useful if the children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

If there is anything you would like to speak to us about, please feel free to phone us or communicate through the diaries.

Your child will be expected to be heard reading (by an adult or an older sibling) at least 3 times a week, but it would be terrific if they could read even more. When your child has read a section of their book, asking questions to gauge their understanding can really improve their rate of progress. Please make sure you comment and sign the homework diaries. These are checked every Monday. 

homework

The new homework grid is based around the current topic and there are a number of different activities the children can choose to do. They can choose activities depending on their interests and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid every week. Children should also complete activities on Timetables - Rock stars.

Supporting your child at home

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

Listening to them read regularly
Asking them questions about what they have read
Encouraging them to keep a diary
Practising spellings
Help them to learn their times tables
Exploring educational websites
Encouraging them to mentally add up shopping bills
Asking them to find fractions of everyday items such as sweets or fruits 

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. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

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. Snack for juniors is charged at £2.00 per week.

To pay for your child's snack, please log into their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details

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 and order online.

dates for your diary

Friday 23rd October: End of first autumn term
Monday 2nd November: Back to school 

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