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message from the headteacherOn Monday 3rd July, between 9.15 and 11.15, our School Nurse, Rebecca Cartwright, will be holding a 'drop-in' session for any parents who wish to discuss any concerns or to seek her advice regarding their child. Simply come to the main entrance and Rebecca will see you as soon as is possible on the day.

Class photographs for Monday 26th June have been CANCELLED. We are sorry for the late notice of this.

Year 5

For one week only...

This was a controversial topic among the pupils! We held a heated debate and wrote a balanced argument highlighting the pros and cons of having fidget spinners in the classroom.

In D.T. we made our own fidget spinners. We designed them first and then evaluated our product afterwards. Check them out in the class pictures.

See below for more curriculum information.

It is vital now that the times tables are learnt by heart this term, and games such as 'hit the button' available online is great to help and encourage them in this task.

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.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know, either see me before or after school, send a message for me to call you, or email the school for my attention.

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.

We are spending a lot of time in school doing independent reading, and it remains important that your child reads at home a range of genres - including newspapers and non fiction books as well as the fiction books they tend to gravitate towards! This will help them across all areas of their learning.

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Learning Goals

In numeracy there is a strong focus on number work - tables (including division facts), place value, decimal values and mental strategies in adding and subtracting, as well as written methods.
Problem solving, reasoning and algebra will play a big part in this term and we will be revising time (12 and 24 hour).
A new area for the Year 5 curriculum is the adding and multiplication of fractions, and again, the knowledge of times tables facts is essential in order to be able to meet these fraction objectives.

Ultimate Explorers- a non-fiction unit
We will continue to work on editing and improving pieces of work.
Guided reading will be done weekly in groups led by both myself and Mr Norris, and creative writing, one of the children favourite activities will be done weekly, giving children the opportunity to show off their imagination and newly learned skills. We do daily independent reading, and children are welcome to bring in their own books.


We will be looking at Extreme Weather which ties into our Ultimate Explorer topic in literacy.

E-Safety, staying safe online at school and home.

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!
Monday - Spellings
Tuesday - Mental Maths
Wednesday - Literacy
Thursday - Spelling and times tables
Friday - Maths

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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