Welcome to Year 5
Teacher: Mrs Hunter
In our class this year we looking forward to developing as independent and resilient learners who love to be inspired, challenged and ‘wowed’ as we discover even more about ourselves and just what we can achieve.
As we are growing to be some of the oldest children in school we know that when give the best of ourselves we can expect the best in return- and we want to be the best we can be!
We have lots of wonderful things planned this year so please keep checking our website and newsletters to find out more.
If you ever need to speak to me my door is open,
This term we are exploring our planet’s coldest lands… Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly.
Next week we will be writing a diary entry as the explorer Robert Falcon Scott (known as Scott of the Antarctic), please look at a range of sources (eg. books and internet) and consider the following questions:
What would it have been like for Scott and his team as they travelled across the Antarctic?
What conditions would they have faced?
Why would things have been even harsher in Scott’s day?
This can be written in note form as we will be writing our diaries in class.
Click here for home learning ideas for our new topic.
Our class text this term will be ‘My Story: Titanic’ by Ellen Emerson White
Please continue to practise your times tables using ‘TTRS’ or ‘Hit the Button’ to help you. You will be tested weekly on a Friday. Assembly prizes will be awarded for the most improved children.
Year Group Expectations
These links provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.
To enable your child to take responsibility for their own learning – below are some useful links that help your child to develop their basic Literacy and Numeracy skills:
Please continue to practise your times tables using ‘TTRS’ or ‘Hit the Button’ to help you. You will be tested on a Friday.
Please complete your reading record regularly and hand it in weekly on a Monday.
Spellings will be given out each Monday and tested Friday.
Homework – homework will be given when necessary and tasks will vary. It may be reinforcement of basic numeracy and literacy skills that will support learning in the classroom, alternatively tasks can be more project based giving children opportunity to research a new area of learning independently.
LEXIA/MATHSWHIZZ: Those children using online resources must access from home and complete appropriate sections.
We have PE Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday mornings, please ensure PE kit is in school at all times .