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message from the headteacher28th September - More Diary Dates now live on the website! Please remember that Friday's Showing assemblies now start at 2.30pm!

Looking forward to seeing you then! R Merrell
Year 5
* Highlight of the Week *
Rhema Theatre company came to visit this week and we thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and also the workshop we attended afterwards. We discovered that actually, rules are a good idea! We can tell you why as well, please ask us :-)

Please be aware that after the half-term, the day we have one of our Year 5 PE slots will change. Our Friday session will now take place on a Tuesday, so your child will need to have their PE kit available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

P.S. A polite reminder that school uniform for PE is a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps. In colder weather this can include a tracksuit/jogging bottoms and a jumper. Please do not send in brightly coloured or team specific sports tops.

Welcome to 2017-18's Year 5!

A very big hello to everyone! I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you already, and I am very much looking forward to getting to know both yourselves and your children. Everyone has settled into their new classroom and new routines brilliantly. Year 5 have made a flying start: this is going to be a fantastic year!

We have a very exciting half term lined up. We will be transporting ourselves back through time, linking our learning to our topic of Ancient Greece. We are also going to be creating papier mache greek vases – as this could get messy, please could you send in an apron, or an old adult’s shirt/ t-shirt for your child to wear during these sessions?

Our class mascot, Bernard, will hopefully be coming to visit you soon. Each Wednesday, he accompanies a child home, with the child then sharing his adventures both in his diary, and with the class when he returns the following Wednesday. Bernard doesn’t mind what he does: his adventure could be listening to your child read; going to a club they attend, a family trip out, or a visit to the local park. 

PE kit - please ensure your child has a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps for all PE sessions. In colder weather, please send in a tracksuit/jogging bottoms/jumper etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in-touch. Either come and see me before or after school, send a message for me to call you, or email the school for my attention.

Dip into the E-BAG!
In the e-bag (to the right of the page) you will find useful documents/trip letters etc. that we will add to over the year.

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Following feedback from parents, a user guide for grammar in Year 5 has been added to the ebag :-)
I have also included a poster for the week's spellings to help with creating example sentences to consolidate meaning.

A timetable for timestables!
You can find out which times tables we will be revisiting each week in the E-Bag. :-)

Learning Goals
Autumn 1

We are tackling bigger and bigger numbers all the time! To really consolidate our learning we are building our current knowledge of place value up to 5 digits and beyond, then applying this to the mathematical operations. We will be using our problem solving skills to solve real world maths problems, making and testing our theories. We will also be looking at decimal places and their equivalent fraction amount, revising time and converting between units of measurement (mm to cm, cm to m)

Using our theme of Ancient Greece as a stimulus we will be working within a variety of writing styles with the genre of fiction and adventure stories and myths and legends.
A key development in Year 5 is the ability to self-assess and improve work so we will be enhancing our skills of editing and improving our work. We do daily independent reading, and children are welcome to bring in their own books.

We will be looking at Ancient Greece, linking it cross-curricular to English.
There should be an average of 30 minutes spent each night on homework. if there any issues due to outside school commitments, please let me know so we can find a solution!
To begin with, homework will be issued on 3 nights. This will increase as the year progresses to prepare the children for the challenge of Year 6.

Monday - Spellings and times tables (back in Thursday)
Tuesday - English (back in Friday)
Friday - Maths (back in Monday)

Homework is a very important way of consolidating the work we are doing in school and is NOT optional!
Parents - Any help you may wish to give your children is welcomed. Please write on their homework if you have any notes/concerns/questions regarding it.
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