Year 5

Finch Class - Miss Dunk
Firecrest Class - Miss Nelmes
Firefly Class - Miss Smith
 
Hello everyone, we hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer with your families and it was great to see so many of you last week. It was amazing to finally meet you all and to have that chance to start getting to know you. We know you will be continuing to feel a mixture of excited and nervous which is absolutely normal. Here's to having a fantastic year together in Year 5.
Homework
English and Maths homework will be handed out weekly. Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday. English homework is completed in the yellow book whilst Maths is to be completed in the blue book.
Spellings
Your weekly spellings will be available in your yellow homework book. A spelling test will take place each week on a Thursday. Along with your weekly spellings, remember to continue to practise the Year 5 and 6 spellings (find the doc. below). 
Times Table Rock-stars
 
You all have your own login details for TT Rock-stars (they have not changed and are the same as Year 4). You will have 5 games to complete each week; you will have time on a Monday to complete these games but if you wish to complete them at home, please do. Try to practise regularly as the more you practise, the more fluent and accurate you will become.
 
Your 5 games will take place in the Garage but once you reach Level 420, you'll open up the Studio!
 
Who will be the TT Rock-stars champions (most improved, biggest earner, fasted speed and star of the week) in your Maths group...?
Reading
Our aim is to read at least three times per week. Any reading should be recording in your Reading Record. Super Readers read a range of genres including fiction and non-fiction. You could read chapter books, magazines, comics, fact books or even information about a certain topic online.
 
Just remember, if you've read it: record it!
PE
Our PE session takes place on a Monday (Finch) and Thursday (Firecrest and Firefly). You must come to school in your PE kit on your PE day.
 
Please make sure your PE kit includes: a change of top (plain white, purple or black), shorts (warmer weather) or joggers (colder weather) and a change of suitable footwear (daps or trainers).
 
Please make sure all items of clothing are named. 
Term 1
Each day will include an English and Maths lesson. Then, throughout the week we have a variety of subjects including Science, Topic (History for Term 1), RE, PSHC, PE, Computing and Art.
 
Maths: This term we are beginning with Number and Place Value and will move onto Addition and Subtraction and finish with some Measurement.
 
English: We are using the book Journey, by Aaron Becker, to inspire our writing this term. We will explore a range of writing styles including description, persuasive adverts, travel guides, letter writing and newspaper articles. 
 
Science: It's all about the Earth and Space this term. Hopefully, by the end of our Science topic you will have enough knoweldge to become astronauts!
 
Topic (History): We will be exploring and investigating the lives of the Ancient Greeks. Will you be Team Spartan or Team Athenian?
 
PSHC: Along with thinking about our mental wellbeing, we will focus on the topic: 'Me In My World'. 
 
RE: These sessions give us the great opportunity to learn and understand other cultures and religions. This term we will investigate 'Special Books' and how they play such an important role in many cultures and religions. 
Home Learning
We understand that everybody's circumstances are different and that there will be days (or even weeks) when you cannot complete all the tasks available. Please have a go at the tasks and activities which suit your home learning; all we ask is to see the amazing, fantastic work you are able to complete on the blog.
 
We would encourage families to discuss how they will manage learning at home by:
 
1) Creating a schedule together about what home learning will be like.
2) Looking at available resources; use the website and blog to prioritise some tasks for each day.
3) Planning time to sit down and share learning; what has been achieved, what was challenging and what could be continued tomorrow.
4) Having fun! Include lots of creative and physical activities and ensure that there is time to play.
5) Plan a reward system. 

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