Class Teachers - Mrs K. Johnson
Teaching Assistant - Mrs P. Strike
Autumn Term 2017
Once again, we have a busy year ahead. In this term’s topic, Superheroes, Year 5 will be focusing on becoming eco heroes, and we will be learning about renewable sources of energy, where our food comes from and how we can improve our environment. In English, we shall be writing poetry, and again investigating both fiction and non-fiction texts, ending with writing our own eco raps. Science will focus on materials and changes.
Homework will be handed out as usual on Fridays and should be handed in the following Wednesday. The tasks set will build on the skills the children have worked on during the week in either Maths, English or Science. Spellings and arithmetic will also be included and the activities should take about 30-40 minutes to complete. It would be helpful if you could make a brief comment about how your child has coped with the activity each week so that additional support can be provided if required. If you are at all concerned about the homework, please have a word with me, and I will endeavour to help. If you are finding it hard to fit homework in at home, remember that Homework Club runs after school on Mondays, where staff are available to support your child with their tasks in these sessions.
In addition to the homework tasks, could I please encourage you to continue to read with your children on a daily basis, questioning them on what they read, and ensuring that they understand the vocabulary being used? Children are rewarded for regular reading through the reading challenge which continues in Year 5.
Our times tables superhero challenge also continues, and there will be a greater emphasis on these this year, as your child will be tested on them at the end of Year 6. We will be working on them in class, but please take advantage of some of the lovely activities available on line, especially on MyMaths, which will support your child’s learning.
For the first half of the term, Mr Turnbull will be teaching the class on Monday afternoons. During this session, he will be leading PE, so please make sure that your child has suitable kit, including sports shoes suitable for outdoor use, and a hoodie in case it is cold. All students should be able to remove their own earrings for these sessions. Please could you also make sure that long hair is tied back and that socks are provided for the girls when they wear tights.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to come and see me.