Year 5 News

Year 5 Spring 1 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and welcome you back to the Spring term of Year 5. We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday and are eager to be back into the swing of things. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ms Sengul into year 5 who is working in Czech Republic until February half term as part of her teacher training.

We will be finishing off our Ancient Greek topic in the first few weeks of term and then building on our Anglo-Saxon learning for the remaining weeks of the term. We will also be cooking in our technology lessons this term so your help with ingredients as and when required would be greatly appreciated. Our science topic for the Spring Term is ‘Properties and changes of materials’ (including the changing states of solids, liquids and gases).

We are continuing to focus on our RE questions of ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’ and, in computing, we will be looking at online safety and then developing coding systems using scratch.

In P.E., children will be doing gymnastics. Please provide a P.E. kit suitable for indoor P.E. and ensure this is kept in school all week. We will continue to go swimming on Tuesday mornings, but as noted below the timings for each class have changed. For this they will require a swimming costume/trunks (no swimming shorts) and a towel. All children must have a swimming cap. Goggles are allowed, but are not compulsory. In order to get to the pool on time, we will be leaving promptly, so please ensure you are aware of these new times and that your child is in school on time 



Czech Republic

Depart school at: 8:25

Children must be at school by: 8:20 (the latest)

Depart school at: 9:00

Children must be at school by: 8:45

Depart school at: 9:30

Children must be at school by the normal time.

  Children who are not swimming or taking part in P.E. for health reasons, require a note to this effect.

The homework schedule is still in place (set on Friday, returned on Tuesday) and times table tests will continue. We are always grateful for your help in supporting your child as they learn these at home. In addition, we run a homework club after school on a Monday – if you would like your child to attend, please collect a consent form from your child’s class teacher. 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.

Kind regards,

Miss Crawford, Mr Weeks, Mr Davies, Miss Sengul (The Year Five Team)

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