Striving to be the best we can!
Welcome to the Year 5 class page!
Dear children and parents,
Happy New Year and welcome back!
This term we will be embarking upon voyage 1 of our Extreme Expedition - in to space!
We will be launching the topic with a visit to the National Space Centre on Thursday 17th January and will be learning all about planet Earth and our solar system, the history of the Space Race and work and life aboard the ISS.
We have lots of interesting activities and experiences planned (see the topic page below) and are looking forward to sharing these with you.
Get ready for blast-off!!!!
The Year 5 Team
Mrs Valentine - Teacher 5A
Miss Cooper - Teacher 5B
Mrs Sanderson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Dunham- Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Taylor – Learning Support Assistant
This Year's Topics
Terms 1 and 2 – Friend or Foe?
Term 3 and 4 – Extreme Expeditions
Terms 5 and 6- Invasion!
Useful Information for parents
This term, we will send out a letter detailing the whole term's homework. We ask that you support your child to return homework by the due dates specified in the letter. Homework will consist of Maths and English tasks relating to learning in class. Every other week, we will set Times Tables Rockstars tasks. Don't worry if you don't have access to this at home because there will be opportunity for your child to complete this at school if necessary.
You can find a copy of the homework letter in the 'Documents' section below.
In addition to formal homework, we ask that you continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and that you discuss what they have read with them. This will help enormously when they come to quizzing at school.
Spellings will also be sent home and your child is encouraged to learn these over the week ready for a test on Wednesdays. These spellings are taken from the focus of lessons the previous week.
We would also like your child to continue learning their times tables. A letter will be sent home explaining the process and can be found below for your reference.
This term both classes will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Miss Cooper's class is swimming this term and next term (terms 2 and 3). These lessons take place on a Tuesday afternoon-don't forget swimming kits!
Trainers rather than plimsolls are advisable as we will be on the school field whenever possible and this can get muddy (even in the summer!)
It may be worthwhile leaving the kit at school at all times. We will make sure that it comes home at the end of term for washing or sooner if it gets particularly muddy!
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 17th January - visit to The National Space Centre - Leicester