Welcome to Year 5
This half term we are covering the following curriculum areas:
DT/Geography - How do you like your tea?
The children will be investigating where tea comes from and how it is produced. They will be designing a questionnaire to discover people's tea habits and preferences. Then they will be working in small groups to brew the perfect cuppa.
PE - Diwali dance
The children will be working together to retell the story of Rama and Sita through a four part dance.
ICT - We are cryptographers
We will be researching different types of code, including Semaphore, Morse code and Ceasar ciphar.
RE- Incarnation - Was Jesus the Messiah?
Year 5 will be using the Gospel and prophecy texts to investigate whether Jesus was the Messiah. They will also look at how Christians put their beliefs about Jesus' incarnation into practice in different ways in celebrating Christmas.
INTRODUCING THE STAFF
Class teachers- Mrs Morrell and Mrs Babcock
Teaching Assistant - Mr. Ogden
THINGS TO REMEMBER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Please try to read every night at home. This can be a reading book from school, a story book from home or a library book. It is still really important for your child to expand their vocabulary and develop their reading stamina.
Literacy homework will be sent home in a book. It will be set on a Monday and is due in on a Friday. Please encourage your child to speak to adult in school if they need any help.
Numeracy homework will be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. We use the mymaths website.
If your child can't find their password - there is a list in the classroom.
Spellings are set on a Monday and tested on a Friday. The children's spelling scores will be sent home by text so you can see how your child is doing.
Year 5 PE sessions are on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure PE kits are in school and earrings are removed for these sessions. We will be swimming in the spring term.
Year 5 Playmaker Day - Tuesday 14th November
Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school on this day. The children can bring in some tracksuit bottoms as they will be outside for some of the day (if the weather is dry).