Welcome back to the new school year! We hope you had a great summer but we have missed you and we are so excited to get going with our learning this year!
Our whole school topic this term is 'The Greatest Show' and in year 5, we will be focusing on the greatest show on Earth - our amazing Earth itself! In science, we are learning all about habitats and lifecycles of different animals, whilst in geography we will be finding out about the different climates and biomes around the world. We will be studying art in nature and developing sketching skills through drawing flowers and creating art using other natural materials. In English, we will be writing and narrating our own nature documentaries as well as creating poems based on the world around us. We will also be reading lots of different books - novels, non-fiction and picture books - as well as learning some poems by heart. Remember, we still have our 100 Books To Read Before You Leave St George's Challenge - how many will you read this term?
In maths we will be developing our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, statistics, multiplication and division and measures including area and perimeter. Don't forget to keep working on those times tables - a few minutes a night on Times Tables Rockstars can make a huge difference to all areas of maths!
PE will be on a Friday for the first half term, but we would advise children to bring their PE kits in and leave them in their lockers so that they are always in school. PE kits is black shorts, white or house colour t-shirt and trainers. When the weather is colder, children can bring tracksuit bottoms to wear for PE.
Our children always look so smart in their uniform, but please remember to name their uniform, particularly jumpers and coats as it is very difficult to find un-named items. Also, remember that all children should have a pair of plimsolls for inside school. These and all other uniform items can be purchased from the office.
Homework this year will be spellings on a Friday and Maths on a Monday. These will be based on Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars. If you cannot play online at home, please ask for time in school or there are paper versions to practise on at home. We would also like you to read at least 3 times a week at home and record this in your reading diary.
Finally, our most exciting event this term is our residential trip to Butlins in Skegness from 9th October to 11th October! We can't wait! There will be an information meeting very soon - a letter will be coming home with more details.
If parents or carers have any questions or want to talk to us, we are usually available after school or contact the office for an appointment.
Here's to a fantastic year!
Mrs Vaux, Mrs Green and Mrs Anderton