Monday 9th January 2023
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 5 pupils,
Happy New Year and welcome to Spring 1. We hope you had a restful holiday. We have an interesting term ahead of us, with a lot of work and fun to be had! Our Learning Journey topic this term is titled: ‘Guardians of the Planet’. Below we have outlined some important information.
Please ensure your child wears the appropriate kit into school on Mondays, including trainers and tracksuit bottoms as the weather is colder.
Reading: Reading with your child and discussing what has been read each day is essential to helping them make progress in all areas of the curriculum. The expectation is that your child reads out-loud to you and that they record this in their Reading Record Book, and for you to sign it. This should happen a minimum of 4 times a week.
Maths: Maths homework is set each Friday and will either be pages from their CGP Maths book or tasks will be set on Mathletics ( https://www.mathletics.com/uk/ ), which your child has login details for. This is to be completed by the Friday of the following week.
Times Tables: Please practise all times tables and their related division facts frequently. Your child also has login details for Times Tables Rockstars ( https://ttrockstars.com/ ). Please encourage your child to use these website to practise their speed of recall of all times tables on a regular basis.
Spellings: A spelling rule will be introduced each Monday, and throughout the week, lessons and activities will be completed based on this rule. Each day your child will bring home their Spelling Book which they should use to practise the spellings for that week. Spelling Homework is set on a Friday each week and this needs to be completed by the following Friday. Please support them with this.
Home Learning Project: Your Home Learning Project this term is to create a leaflet, poster or Powerpoint about an animal, insect or plant that lives in the rainforest, e.g. a capybara, bullet ant or kapok tree. You can present this in any way you choose. This is due in on Wednesday 8th February 2023.
Year 5 pupils can bring into school a healthy snack eg. a piece of fruit. Also, please ensure that your child does not bring in food that contains nuts. It is also essential that your child brings a named filled water bottle to school on a daily basis.
Encourage your child to wear full school uniform. As the weather is colder, please ensure they have a warm coat and that all hats, scarves and gloves are named. It is important that your child does not wear jewellery (unless it is for religious reasons) apart from stud earrings.
Thank you, and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Mrs. Campbell, Miss. Crooks and Miss. Hudson