Welcome to Class Five
We are looking forward to a wonderful Autumn Term.
Your teachers are:-
Miss Wright (Class Teacher)
Miss Higgins (Teaching Assistant)
Mr. Evans (Teacher)
Regular homework includes reading which is essential to improve fluency and to increase vocabulary skills and written work. Parents are asked to listen to their child read and write comments in their Reading Record. For our weekly spellings, we will be focusing on different spelling rules and strategies.
Monday - Spellings, Times Tables & Reading
Tuesday - Spellings, Times Tables & Reading
Wednesday - Spellings, Times Tables & Reading
Thursday - Spellings, Times Tables & Reading
Friday - Spellings, Reading, Maths or English
Your English and Maths homework is given on a Friday and should be returned the following Tuesday. Some weeks it will be English and on other occasions it will be Maths (you will never have both on the same weekend). This will depend on whether something needs to be reinforced or reviewed from classwork. You will also receive your new spellings on a Friday. 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.
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 converting distance using a scale on a map.
In English, we will be developing our writing skills by extending our vocabulary in order to write detailed descriptions. We will be improving our knowledge of figurative language so it can be used to entertain an audience. We will we analysing excellent examples of writing and using these models as a basis for our own work. In Grammar we will focus on improving our punctuation including the use of parenthesis.
In Science, we will be learning about different materials and their properties. Within the Science lessons we will carry out a number of scientific investigations to deepen our understanding of different material and how changes can be reversible or irreversible.
The class topic is based on a book called 'The Boy Who Biked Around The World'. Class 5 will be following the character's journey through Europe and eventually end up in Africa. Through this study we will develop many geographical skills including map reading and route planning. We will also build a deeper understanding of different countries and develop a larger geographical vocabulary.
In Computing we will learning about 'Internet Safety' and we will then be developing our internet research skills.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon . Children will need a full PE kit in school. On Thursday afternoon, Class 5 will go swimming and therefore will need a swimming kit which includes a swimming hat.
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.