Welcome to Y5!
I hope you had a fabulous summer and are ready for all of the exciting learning that is planned for the year ahead.
In Literacy, we will begin the year by writing poems about tigers. After this, we will be reading 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne and developing our descriptive writing. Following our trip to Butlins, we'll be drawing on our experience to write an explanation text on how to survive a Y5/6 residential!
In Maths, we will be working on place value. We will be working with numbers up to a million and learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. As well as this new learning during Maths lessons, the children will practise applying the four operations and recalling their multiplication facts during our Daily Dashboard lessons.
In Geography, we will be learning all about coastlines ready for our residential trip to Skegness in October. Our trip is from Wednesday 6th October- Friday 8th October. Please ensure that any outstanding payments are made as soon as possible. A date for the parent meeting will be shared during the first few weeks back at school.
In RE, we will be learning about Hinduism. We will be finding out how Hindus reflect their faith in the way that they live their lives.
In PSHE, we will be learning all about positive friendships and what it means to be a good friend. We will also discuss staying safe online and how knowing someone in real life is different to knowing someone online.
In PE, we will be playing Tag Rugby.As well as keeping active in PE lessons, the Y5 children will also have many opportunities to use our Base Camp facilities at break time and lunch time. Remember that our school uniform is still joggers, leggings or shorts and black trainers, so you will always be ready to be active during the day.
Please support your child to read regularly at home and to complete their homework. Homework will be sent home each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. As well as the homework books that will be sent home, I would love for all of the children to be logging in to their accounts on Times Table Rockstars, Spelling Shed and My Rising Stars throughout the week.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I will be available at the gate at home time or you can ring the office to make an appointment to speak to me.
I'm looking forward to a great year!