Welcome to Class Five
We are looking forward to a fantastic Summer Term.
Your teachers are:-
Mrs. Minton-Allen (Class Teacher)
Miss Butler (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs. Bailey (Teaching Assistant)
Mr. Evans (Teacher)
Regular homework includes reading which is essential to improve fluency and to increase their vocabulary skills and written work. The children have been set a reading challenge over the course of this coming year to read a wide variety of books at home. For our weekly spellings, we will be focusing on different spelling rules and strategies.
Monday - Spellings & Reading
Tuesday - Spellings & Reading
Wednesday - Spellings & Reading
Thursday - Spellings & Reading
Friday - Spellings, Reading, Maths & English
Your English and Maths homework is given on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday. You will also receive your new spellings on a Monday with the previous spelling score. Please make sure these are completed every evening. Remember 'look, cover, say, write, check'. There will also be a weekly times tables test on a Friday. The children also have a yearly reading challenge, they should record all the books they read on this sheet.
Support with Homework
At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks we set as homework.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child's age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework is not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child's established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
In Maths we will continue to develop our core knowledge in Mathematics through fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our main focus this term will be learning all of our times tables, forwards, backwards and the inverse problems. Children will secure their knowledge and understanding of the number system using mental and written skills in a variety of contexts. Through topic work we will link our knowledge of area and perimeter when calculating the size of Norman castles. Furthermore, we will use our knowledge of data handling to create a class Doomsday Book.
In English, we will be learning about Irena Sendler, who saved the lives of 2500 rescued children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War. We will also be attending the Literacy Film Festival Awards Ceremony in June as winners of the Frightful Film category. Children will see their movie trailer on the cinema screen.
In Science, we will be learning about Animals and Humans by exploring the six stages of Human Development and creating a milestone collage from birth to the current year. We will also learn about Living Things and their Habitats, describing how living things are classified. To re-enforce learning in the classroom we will be visiting Chester Zoo.
In History, we will be learning about the Normans. We will learn about British monarchs and events such as The Battle of Stamford Bridge and The Battle of Hastings. Through Art we will examine and explore the Bayeux Tapestry, exploring different techniques to apply when recreating a section of the tapestry.
In Computing we will explore and develop our skills in coding.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. On Thursday afternoon the children will be having a gymnastics lessons. Children will need a full PE kit in school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your continued support - Year Five Team
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.