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Year 5

                                     smiley  Star of the Week is Rhome!smiley

For proving that with determination, perseverance and positivity he can achieve anything he puts his mind to.

You can do it Rhome- keep up the fantastic attitude towards your learningyes


 

 

Autumn 2:

We have now begun our second half term, in the lead up to Christmas. The children have settled in well and we are filling each day with lots of learning. They have been working very hard to do the best that they possibly can- keep it up!

 

Please keep an eye on our class web page as we will be sharing some of our learning throughout the next half term.

 

All home learning will be attached to the bottom of our web page, to refer to if sheets go missing.


If your child requires an extended period of time off school, attached at the bottom of the page (in a yellow star folder) will be "Absent Home Learning", which the child can complete from home to keep on top of their learning as much as possible.

 

I sent home a Year 5/6 reading list before half term (copy attached at the bottom of this page), detailing books that are recommended to challenge your child's reading ability. We have been discussing in class about the children choosing something unusual, stepping out of their comfort zone of familiar authors and trying something new!

This may be a useful document for you to use as a checklist at home.

 

There is also a grammar terminology poster at the bottom of the page for parents to refer to if the children are completing home learning about tricky grammatical terms.

 

Staff in Year 5:
Teacher- Miss Campanini
Teacher (Wednesday afternoons) – Mrs Carmichael who will teach Grammar revision and Computing in this half term.
Teaching Assistant (Monday-Friday mornings) – Mr Schofield

Please see the Autumn curriculum news (attached at the bottom of the page) for an overview of our learning in class.
 
 
Other Useful Information:

· PE and Games will be on Mondays this half term.  Monday afternoon will be Circuit training indoors. Please ensure the children wear suitable clothes and shoes to play sport in. PE kits will not be required.

No swimming until further notice, please follow emails for updates on this.

We will do another PE session to replace the swimming on Friday's- where possible- and not clash with other year groups.

 

Home learning will be in project based this half term- more information is in the document attached to the bottom of the page. The children will complete 3 projects of their choice (fortnightly), linked to our learning in class, throughout the half term.

THE CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR PROJECT INTO SCHOOL, DUE TO DIFFICULTY WITH STORING THEM SAFELY FOR THE QUARANTINE PERIOD. INSTEAD, THE CHILDREN CAN BRING IN A MEMORY STICK WITH A POWERPOINT, PHOTOGRAPH OR VIDEO OF THEIR PROJECT. ALTERNATIVELY, THEY COULD LOAD THE EVIDENCE OF THE PROJECT ONTO CLASS DOJO, OR EMAIL THE OFFICE WITH THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS. IF THEIR PROJECT IS PAPER-BASED, THEY CAN BRING THIS IN AS NORMAL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

10 spellings will be set and tested on a Thursday, sometimes based on a spelling rule, and the next set of spellings will be sent out for a test the following Thursday.

 

The home learning diary will be checked every Monday so please ensure an adult has signed this in advance so that the home learning has been acknowledged at home. Do let me know if your child needs help with their home learning, the diary is a good way to communicate with me from home.


The children will be continuing to use reading journals in Year 5, instead of reading records. The reading journals will be completed independently, at their leisure, with some guidance and monitoring from teachers. There will be no requirement for a signature and they will not be handed in, but do encourage your children to use them at home alongside their regular reading.

 

Our library day will be fortnightly on Tuesdays.

 

I will look forward to a successful second half term of  'Working together to be the best we can.'

Miss Campanini

 

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