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Welcome to Year 5
We are the Mercury Class

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Class Teacher - Mr Osborn
Teaching & Learning Assistants - Mrs Cannon and Mrs Henderson


TOPIC

Our topic for the first part of this term is Why is life so hard in the Mountains?  As part of the unit the children will be recreating their own version of the Touching the Void story using narrative writing.  We have also arranged for a climbing day to WOW the children.  In the second part of the term we will be learning about how WW2 affected people in Chesterfield - alongside exploring the story of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas.

NUMERACY

Year 5 are continuing with the mastery approach to mathematics.In each unit, the class will revise the year 4 curriculum before moving on to the year 5 objectives. This will ensure that your child has a good understanding of how to carry out the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

They will be set homework to complete on MyMaths so please encourage them to logon to the website. 

LITERACY

We will begin the year by introducing Rainbow Grammar to the children and how to use this within their writing. The children can also look forward to writing their own narrative stories in literacy.  After the half term holiday they will be looking at diaries including: Anne Frank and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. 

Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.

ICT

Our bank of Ipads continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum.  This half term we are also going to be using the Ipads to make stop frame animations about our topic. 
We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.

SCIENCE

In Science we are learning about forces.  Later in the term the children will be learning about properties and changes of materials. 

OTHER SUBJECTS

In PE the Year 5 children will be learning about invasion games.  The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.

We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world. The children will also have an introduction in to Chinese and will begin to learn how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for snack on Fridays.
* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
* Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school.  Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes - but we have not been fooled!

TRIPS

In the Autumn term we have planned to have a climbing day in school.

CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

Our Topic related open afternoon will be on Thursday 19th October at 2:00pm.  The children will be teaching you how to use the stop frame animations program.

There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2
This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about English, Maths and Science.

www.mymaths.co.uk
A wonderful website that the children have login details for.  Please encourage them to use the site and complete their homework activities.





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