Teacher: Ms Stringer, Mr Garbett
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Delahaye, Mrs Watkins, Miss Stockley
Welcome to Year 5!
Play Mr Garbett’s game ‘The Tomb of Horrors‘.
Bring on the summer!
Welcome back to the summer term, we hope you had a lovely Easter break. Our last term was hugely successful. The children produced great work, really enjoyed themselves and made great progress. It is amazing to see how far they have come since September! Thank you to everyone who contributed to Viking boat day. It was some of the best fun we have ever had with children and that comes down to the great people in that room. Well done everyone!
This term’s topic is inventions. During this topic, we will be covering a lot of design and technology, art and many other areas of the curriculum as well as linking it to our English sessions with information writing.
Alongside our topic work, we will continue our outdoor PE on Tuesdays. As it is getting hot, please make sure your child has a drinks bottle they can take outside with them for P.E and has sun tan lotion applied to them on days when it looks sunny. If the weather is too hot, we will shorten our P.E lessons and shelter inside and do fine motor skill games.
Excited about the topic, some children have already or may wish to research good design ideas for the Year 5 inventors fair, which will be nearer the end of May. More details will be given to you about the fair later this half term.
Some important things to remember:
PE is an important part of the curriculum and it is expected that all children will participate in PE lessons whenever possible. They will only be excused from PE if they have a signed note from a parent/guardian explaining why. As there maybe additional sessions it would be helpful for kits to remain in school throughout the week.
PE kit should include black shorts, dark-green or white T-shirt, dark jogging bottoms for cold weather and trainers or daps. We would appreciate your cooperation in ensuring that your child has their full PE kit in school. Please could all belongings (uniform and PE kit) be clearly named. If your child has pierced ears they will need to remove or tape over them before doing any physical activity.
The children are still receiving a weekly list of spellings on Fridays and will be tested the following Friday on these. Maths homework will be to continue with their times table targets. The best way to pass these is to just keep going through the old sheets they have completed to speed up their mental multiplication.
Please ensure your child reads at least 3 times a week so they can continue to make fantastic progress on our accelerated reading scheme.
So far, Year 5 have read more than 5 times the amount of words they read when they were in Year 4! I know! 5 Times! Isn’t that amazing? We want that success to keep on going so we need the children to keep on reading J
We hope this gives you a flavour of what we will be covering this term. Please feel free to come and speak to any of the Year 5 team, we are available before and after school or you can leave a message at the office. We will do our best to help in any way.
We have also sent home with your child a list of skills that we will be covering this half term so that you have an idea of what we are getting up to.
This half term is packed with so many great opportunities and exciting activities that I know is it going to be a great success. Thank you, as always for your support.
The Year 5 team