Welcome to Class 5!
We would like to welcome everyone to the Class 5 Page. We are aware that it has been a very difficult time for everyone but we are so pleased to welcome everyone back. Our aim is to make the children’s return to school as safe and happy as possible and to ensure that there is lots of learning and fun.
Your teaching team this year is:
Class Teacher: Miss Wright
Teacher: Mr Evans
Teaching assistant: Miss Butler
We will be sending reading books home on a Monday and collecting them in again on a Friday. We expect your child to read every night and record their reading journey in their Reading Record. Over the weekend we would like your child to read the reading comprehension set on Purple Mash, then they can complete the questions.
Children will receive their new spellings on a Monday and be tested on a Friday. Their spellings will be sent home in a book with a blank page for them to practise next to their spelling list. I will check the spelling homework on a Friday so there is no requirement to return it daily. Please ensure your child is not just copying the word. It is important to practise applying the rule that has been taught on a Monday. Children can be creative when practising by using different colours, writing the word in a sentence, writing it in bubble writing or in rainbow colours .
Children must ensure they are logging into TT Rockstars x 3 times weekly. In addition, the children will be given a certain times table to focus on for that week and this will be tested every Friday.
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 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 signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very reading 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 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.
Our class topic is 'The Class that Biked the World' which is based on a book by Alastair Humphreys. It is a Geography topic which follows the main character of the book, as he begins to travel around the world. We will be studying many aspects of the British Isles, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. This topic also provides the opportunity to link in many other areas of the curriculum. There are also many opportunities to develop the children's English skills by writing for different purposes such as letters, diaries, reports and stories.
Due to the current situation, PE will only take place in our outside areas. Therefore, children need to have a pair of trainers and their outdoor PE kits in at all times. We will be carrying out various games and activities in order to increase individual fitness and have fun.
In English, we will be reading a book called 'Way Home' which is written by Libby Hathorn and Gregory Rogers. We will develop a creative writing style in order to write detailed descriptions of the setting and characters within the book.
In Maths, our main focus will be to develop our understanding of place value including decimals. We will review and extend our understanding of formal written methods for all four number operations. We will be revising our times tables, counting, and other mental strategies within Mathematics.
In Science, we will be learning about forces and we will compare materials based on their properties and carry out investigations and fair tests.
In Art, we will be learning how to use different techniques when using sketching and shading. We will be learning about perception in order to make our drawings accurate. Linked to our class book, we will explore the art form of graffiti. Our artist study is the mysterious Banksy and we will be creating our own graffiti tags.
In DT, we will be exploring framed structures. Then we will plan, make and evaluate a prototype for a camping tent. During the making of the tent, the children will have to select and use the appropriate tools safely.
In Computing, we will be learning about on-line safety.
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.