Welcome to Year 5
Also known as...
Timetable Topic Overview
Autumn 1 Newsletter
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Firstly I would like to begin by welcoming you to Aquila Class otherwise known as Year 5. I hope you have had a lovely time over the summer break and I am sure you are now ready and excited to start the new school year!
Class Teacher: Mr N. Jones
Teaching Assistant: Mrs G. Stone
PPA Teaching: Mrs H. Twigg and Mrs D. Taylor
I have attached a timetable to this letter so please feel free to have a browse and again if you have any concerns please let me know.
The children will receive homework on a Friday. They will continue to get an A4 sheet, double sided of maths and English. I would ask that the children attempt the homework independently but please support if needed. They should spend no more than 30/45 minutes on the whole worksheet.
Throughout the first half term our topic will be “Blitz and Pieces.” We will be looking at WW2 (see attached sheet).
Your child will continue to be given reading book either from the school library or from the reading schemes. They will also be given a reading diary to bring home and fill in to document their reading both at school and at home. These will be checked throughout the week. You should aim to read every night if possible as reading is vital to the whole curriculum.
Your child will continue to have spellings twice a week appropriate to their current ability. One of these sessions will be on words learnt at home. Your support in helping the children learn these rules will be greatly appreciated and will ultimately improve their writing and prepare them for future years. During the year they will also receive common words to learn.
The children will be learning about Stories with Historical Settings and our class novel will be ‘Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. We will also be looking at ‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl as we approach Roald Dahl day.
Throughout the term the children will be working on a range of mathematical concepts including number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. If you could support them as much as possible to learn their times tables and corresponding divisions by practising at home I believe the children can continue to achieve great things this year.
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The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) in school and that all items are clearly labelled.
We will be going to Winmarleigh between 13th – 15th March 2019. Please keep an eye out for the letter and information coming soon. If you have any concerns about this please come and see me asap.
I would again like to thank you in advance for all your support this year and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo or come in and see me, I look forward to seeing you all at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ event on Tuesday 18th September 2018.
Mr N. Jones