Welcome back after the summer to a brand new classroom for year 5/6
Our first topic will be Space which our class reading book ‘Cosmic’ will be linked to. Our literacy lessons will be based around the ‘power of reading’ and the book ‘Cosmic’. Grammar and vocabulary will be taught alongside the reading book and pupils will have a weekly spelling test on Friday.
In maths pupils will start with reminders on place value in larger numbers and move onto recapping the four operations in maths, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Frequent practise at formal methods for the operations will help pupils feel confident in maths. Pupils will have a weekly times table, mental arithmetic test and should try to work on the timetable they find challenging and the speed of their number fact recall.
In science we will be investigating the huge topic of space and learning all about the milky way and our solar system.
Please have PE kits in school at all times for PE lessons. On Mondays year 5’s will be going swimming and will also have dance on Wednesday afternoon.
Year 5’s will have guitar on a Wednesday morning so please ensure their instrument is in school.
Pupils will be expected to read at home and school regularly and keep a record in their reading journal, once a book is completed children will be asked to complete a book summary to show their understanding of the text read before moving onto another book.
Homework will be set on Fridays and pupils will also have logins to Maths Whizz.
As always if you need to speak with me just catch me before/after school or make an appointment with the office if you need a longer meeting.