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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Welcome back after the Easter break! I hope you had a fun couple of weeks off and are ready to begin the summer term. Let’s hope the weather picks up and we get some sunshine!

 

The children are thoroughly looking forward to our residential to Magdalen Farm which links with our Science – Living things and their habitats. In topic we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and then, after half term, Scandinavia.

 

This half term, we will be walking to the High School each Tuesday afternoon to use one of their computer labs so that we can learn some basic computing skills including email, word processing and hopefully a taster into coding! Please look at the Summer Term curriculum puzzle to get an overview of what we will be studying this term.

The class page on the school website is a great way to stay up to date with photos!

 

Staffing

This term in year 5 we will be supported by Mrs Sumner and Mrs Davis on Monday and Tuesday and then Mrs Revolta Wednesday through to Friday. We will also have the support of Mr Harvey who is joining us to get an insight to what teaching is like! The children will continue to have Mrs Fitton on Wednesday afternoon whilst I am on non-contact time.

 

Home Learning

Home Learning will continue to be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Due to the success of the topic choices we will be setting this again as it is a great opportunity for children to enhance the learning they are doing at school, Spellings and times tables will also be set weekly.

 

Please continue to support the work that your child completes in the classroom by reading with them regularly and writing a short comment in their reading diary. Little and often is the best route to success; 5 minutes really can make a difference. Mr Fullick is checking reading records on a Friday and Dojo points are awarded to our frequent readers!

 

PE / Forest School

We will be out in the forest for the first half of the summer term so please make sure children have suitable clothing. PE will resume as normal after the May half term break.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and see me. Additionally, messages can be left on the class DoJo and I can be emailed at agall@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

 

Yours sincerely, A Gall Year 5 Class Teacher

Happy New Year and welcome back, I hope you all enjoyed the festive break.

This term we will be very busy looking at the Ancient Greeks – a topic I am sure all children will find fascinating, For more information about our learning this term, please see the curriculum puzzle and make sure to check out our class page on the school website.

Staffing

This term in year 5 we will be supported by Mrs Sumner and Mrs Davis on Mondays and Tuesdays and then Mrs Revolta Wednesday through to Friday. We are making great use of our classroom's extension by having lots of focused group work which has had a positive impact on all of the children’s learning.

The children will be taught by Mrs Fitton on Wednesday afternoons whilst I am on non-contact time and, for the first part of the Spring term, they will be taught Science by Mr Harrison on a Thursday afternoon.

Home Learning

Home Learning will continue to be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Due to the success of the topic choices we will be setting this again as it is a great opportunity for children to enhance the learning they are doing at school. Spellings and times tables will also be set weekly.

Please continue to support the work that your child completes in the classroom by reading with them regularly and writing a short comment in their reading diary. Little and often is the best route to success; 5 minutes really can make a difference. Mr Fullick is checking reading records on a Friday and Dojo points are awarded to our frequent readers!

PE Kit

This term we will be learning invasion game skills, focussing on netball and hockey. It is important that PE kit is always in school – we will be doing PE on both Monday and Friday. After half term, our PE sessions will be Forest School and more information will follow closer to the time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and see me. Additionally, messages can be left on the class DoJo and I can be emailed at agall@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

A Gall

Year 5 Class Teacher

The following are ways in which you can help your child to engage and embrace their time in year 5 at St John's:

 

  • Bring in items of interest related to the work in class.
  • Encourage your child to read every day and discuss what they have read.
  • Practise multiplication tables and related division facts daily.
  • Help them practise their spellings and spelling strategies every day.
  • Encourage them to do their homework in a planned way.
  • Organise their own things ready for school and take care of their belongings.

October 2016

WELCOME TO YEAR 5!

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