Welcome to Year 5!
Class and Curriculum Information - Autumn 2017
I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and that it has not been too difficult getting the children up for school.
We have a new teacher joining our school, Mr Wardel who will be teaching Year 5 every Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Seville, will be teaching the rest of the week.
Each term we will be sending out a parent letter which will let you know what your child is learning, any specific dates and any changes regarding homework and PE.
We are looking forward to working with a class that are always on time and setting a great example to the rest of the school by wearing the correct uniform.
Children are encouraged to bring water bottles in to the classroom. This will improve concentration.
The children will have daily maths lessons covering the Year 5 objectives. These sessions will involve mental arithmetic, times tables, number calculations, geometry, data handling, measures and shape and space.
In English, we follow the school’s scheme Success for All (SFA), as a school we have been following this for nearly two years. It has had a very positive impact on the progress of children’s reading and writing across the school. Some children will be taught in smaller groups/class sizes. Some may not necessarily be taught by us, although we closely monitor your child’s learning by looking at their books and working with the other teachers. Groups change at least once a term.
This term's cross-curricular topic is The Ancient Egyptians, children will be introduced to the topic through a trip to Warrington Museum where they will take part in workshops ‘The Wonder of Egypt’. Expect them to learn about the life and legacy of the ancient Egyptians, including the cultural rituals, geography, daily life and lasting monuments such as the pyramids. Don’t be too surprised if they regale you with some of the more gory elements of Egyptian life – mummification, etc.
The science topic of Life cycles will be taught alongside this. To develop their understanding of life cycles the children will visit Chester Zoo later on in the term.
The children also have a broad and balanced curriculum including French, Hymn practice, music, PE, RE, PSHE and art and design.
Children should have their kits in at all times as PE sessions vary each half term and can change due to the weather conditions. They can be taken home for a wash each half term holiday.
This half term PE will be on Thursay and Friday.
It is really important your child has the correct PE kit for health and safety reasons.
Pumps or trainers
Blue/Black jogging pants or leggings as the children will be doing outdoor PE this term.
We encourage a change of socks- white but this is not compulsory.
These can be left in school for the half term.
Long hair must be tied up.
There will be regular maths and English activities. Other activities such as projects or history work will be set as appropriate throughout the year. We appreciate the feedback you give us and the support you will be giving your children to complete their tasks successfully. Please do not hesitate to come and see either of us if you have any concerns.
The homework will be set on a Monday and returned by Friday.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 15th September – Year 5 trip to Warrington Museum for the ‘Wonder of Egypt’ workshop.
Wednesday 18th October – Open/Parents Evening
Thursday 19th October – Harvest Celebration
Friday 20th October – Break up for Half term.
If you or your child has any concerns, please feel free to call or drop us a note or arrange to meet either of us before or after school.
Your child will have their own log in and password to complete any online maths homework follow the link below to access the Abacus website.
The school code is TXMS
If you or your child has any concerns, please feel free to drop us a note or arrange to meet either of us before or after school.
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