Welcome to Year 5!
Our team consists of:
Mr Western - Class Teacher
Mrs Chapman - Teaching Assistant
Things are continuing to look slightly different this year with our curriculum, so for the first half term we will continue to have weekly whole school mini topics - focusing on PSHE, RE and Science.
Our PE lessons this half term will be Circuit Training on a Monday afternoon and Games on a Friday afternoon, please make sure you wear PE kit in to school on these days.
Home Learning will be issued on a Friday to be completed and kept at home. They will be given a weekly LSCWC spelling pattern sheet and activity sheet along with a Maths or English activity sheet to be completed in pencil or blue pen.
Although Y5 are no longer using the Renaissance Reading scheme, they are still expected to read at least 2 / 3 times a week at home.
The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!
If you have any concerns, or question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached through Class Dojo, or the school telephone number. We are usually in the playground most days after school , or from 8.30am in the morning.
Mr Western & Mrs Chapman
Key dates for your diary:
Term 1: Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October
Tuesday 15th September - 'Meet The Teacher'
Autumn Break: Monday 26th - Friday 30th October
Term 2: Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December
Non-pupil Day: Monday 2nd November
Term 3: Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Non-pupil day: Monday 4th January
Spring Break: Monday 15th - Friday 19th February
Term 4: Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Term 5: Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Summer Break: Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June
Term 6: Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July
Non-pupil Day: Monday 7th June
This half term our topic is:
Veni, Vidi, Vici ~
I came, I saw, I conquered
This topic will involve finding out about the Romans, their invasion on Britain and the legacy they left. During the term there will be an opportunity for the children to select an area of the topic that particularly interests them and to carry out some independent research. The children will then be asked to present their findings.
I have attached an overview of the half term for your information. Please bear in mind that this is only a guide and things may alter as the term progresses.