Welcome to Year 5's class page.
I would like to welcome you and your child back to school and the beginning of a new year. We hope to have a year full of new learning opportunities as well as celebrations and fun. We have many things planned for this year including our class assembly about Remembrance Day, Easter Play and of course our class trips.
Let’s make it a year to remember!!
We have a busy term up to the Christmas break, plenty to do and learn! On Friday 9th November we will have our class assembly about Remembrance, which the main focus will be World War 1. It will be 100 years since the end of World War 1 so in class we have been learning so much including how 'The Great War' began and who was involved. Also as a class and with the help of parents in our assembly we will have chance to remember our own distant relatives who fought for us.
We look forward to seeing families to support us delivering the first class assembly of the year.
Our topic in our first term will be Ancient Greece. We will be looking at who they were, where they came from and what impact they brought to the world. We will link our Art/DT to our current topic looking at Greek pottery and eventually be making our own.
As an extra topic we will also we learning about Victorian Christmas and the importance that era influenced the Christmas we celebrate today.
PE will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please could you ensure that your child has their P.E. kits in school at all times, this will ensure that they can be included in all lessons and not miss any opportunities for PE.
I would like to take the children outside for PE as much as possible this term therefore PE kit is as follows;
- White T-shirt
- Shorts/Track suit bottoms
Kits must then be collected by the end of the half term!
As you are aware we will not be giving out set homework however your child will still be given weekly spellings to learn and encouraged to read and learn times tables. Spellings will be given out on Monday and will need to be returned the following Monday.
Reading books will be given out on a Wednesday if not on Free Reading. Please ensure your child returns their book on a Monday if they want it changing as it becomes difficult when changing books each day.
Your child should also be practising essential key skills of maths including their timetables, telling the time, etc.
Our school website has a variety of resources that you and your child can access at home. It would be great if occasionally during the week you practice this with your child to help their development.
If you have any queries or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to pop in and have a chat.