Welcome to Class Five
We would like to welcome everyone to the Class Five page. The staff in our class are looking forward to the Summer 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, Times Tables &Reading
You will 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.
Our class topic is ‘The Normans - Why did they build forts?'. This is a history topic based around the invasion and settlement of the Normans in Britain. The topic explores the impact this period of history had on Britain. There are also links to many other areas of the curriculum.
In Maths we will be working out calculations based on Norman Castles including: perimeter wall, area of space inside, height of wall in relation to attacks. We will also calculate farming space given to the peasants and the fraction of land given to them. We will solve word problems based on these measurements.
In English we will research this historical period and create reports. We will also be writing diary entries and letters as historical characters. Later on in the term we will be reading and writing about castles.
In History we will be travelling back to the Norman times. We will research and write about the Normans and the changes to Britain and its people.
In Art we will be painting and sketching Norman castles. We will also explore medieval crests in order to design and paint our own. We will be using this to inspire a collage which will incorporate a range of materials.
In Design Technology we will work in groups to make model defence mechanisms for Norman castles including a working drawbridge and catapults.
In Science, we will be covering 'Living Things in their habitat'. Within the Science lessons we will be ordering and classifying living things. We will complete investigations about animal habitats and will be learning about adaptation.
In Computing we will learning about 'Coding' and we will then be developing our understanding of inputting instructions in to a computer.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday and Thursday afternoon . Children will need a full PE kit in school. Swimming lessons will commence after the half term break.
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.