Year 5 News

Year 5 Spring 2 2020

Dear parents and carers,

We would like to welcome you back to the second half of the spring term and hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break.

Our history topic this half term is ‘The Vikings’. We will be looking at the following: when the Vikings began to invade Britain; where the Vikings invaded from and where they settled; what made the Viking invasion successful; why the Vikings had a bad reputation; and how recent excavations have changed our view of the Vikings. As part of our history topic, we will be visiting Kent Life on Wednesday 25th March. Thank you to those of you who have paid for the trip. If you are yet to pay, please kindly do so by Friday 6th March.

Our science topic for this half term will continue to be ‘Properties and changes of materials’ (including the changing states of solids, liquids and gases). Our R.E. topic for this half term is answering the question “How do we make moral choices?” In computing we will be looking at online safety and block coding.

In P.E. lessons we will be focusing on cricket and basketball skills. Please make sure that your child brings in their P.E. kit each week (T-shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers/plimsolls), which must be different to their school clothes. Without a suitable P.E. kit, children are unable to take part in the lesson. The children’s swimming lessons will continue in Year 6. 

The homework schedule is still in place (set on Friday, returned on Tuesday) and Times Table Rockstars will continue. Your child should also have a copy of the 3/4 and 5/6 spelling lists which your child needs to learn the spelling rules for. We are always grateful for your help in supporting your child as they learn these at home. It is expected that children in Year 5 read independently at home. Please use the reading journal to record comments about your child’s reading.

Just to remind you that Parents’ Evening for Year 5 is on Thursday 26th March from 3:45-7pm. Please speak to the office if you would like an appointment booking for you.

Czech Republic’s class assembly is on Friday 27th March. The class assemblies for Portugal and Iceland are after the Easter break.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Crawford, Mr Davies, Mr Weeks

The Year Five Team

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