Welcome to Year 5
5C is taught by Mrs Clarke
5L is taught by Miss Lawrence
5P is taught by Mr Price
Summer Term Newsletter
Welcome back to Year 5 and the Summer Term. We have attached some information about the summer term for Year 5 including topics and texts we will be studying this term.
This term, the initial focus of study is ‘The Highwayman’ which will be reflected in our and our English and VIPERS lessons.
During the Summer term, we will be looking at the class text of The Highwayman written by Alfred Noyles. We will be creating independent pieces of writing based on this poem and developing our VIPERS skills throughout the term.
Once again, please can you continue to encourage your children to read every night, and sign the reading diary so that we can continue to monitor in class.
This term, there will be a heavy focus on decimals, shape and measure and position and direction. We will be studying translation, tessellation and reflection and how to calculate volume. To have a firm grasp on this area of maths, it is imperative that the children know their times tables up to 12 x 12, and the corresponding division facts. Please practise these at home as much as possible, and continue to play Times Tables Rockstars! Homework is also now set on MathShed. All children should have individual logins; if they have misplaced them, please inform their class teacher.
For this term, in science, we will study Materials where we will be practically looking at their properties. In history, we will be studying the Victorians and in geography we will be looking at Mega cities. Our topic for RE is ‘Belief or Not Belief in God’. Our DT topic this term is: Textile Teddies and we will be cooking savoury muffins to sell at the Summer Fete
PPA, P.E and Swimming
PPA will take place every Tuesday morning.
PE for Year 5 will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. PE kit should be worn to school by all classes on a Monday. Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. During the summer term, Year 5 will be doing a PE outside. As the weather is warming up, could all children wear sun cream, have a drink with them and a sunhat available. This half term, 5P will be swimming every Tuesday morning so please ensure that your children have suitable kits including a hat and goggles if needed. For Summer 2, 5L will be swimming every Tuesday morning so require their swimming kits on this day, but should come to school wearing their school uniform on Tuesday. 5P and 5C will rotate between PE and Art during their PPA morning, so will need to wear their PE kits in school on a Tuesday.
If your child cannot participate in swimming or PE for any reason, they must bring a letter explaining reasons why as it is part of the curriculum.
We appreciate that as the children grow older, they gain more independence. Children who wish to walk or cycle home on their own must have a completed ‘Walking Home Alone’ form which is available from your class teacher.
Summer Fete: Thursday 26th May
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
The Year 5 Team