Year 5C 2019 - 2020

Miss Cobban

Welcome to Year 5C!

Dear Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed the summer break! Please find below an overview of our curriculum for the Autumn term and some brief information about Year 5.

This year, Mrs Beswick will be our Year 5 Teaching Assistant.

Homework

In Year 5C, Maths and English homework will be set on a Friday each week and completed homework will be collected in on a Wednesday morning. If children complete their homework before Wednesday, they are able to hand it in earlier. This homework will need to be completed in the children’s maths and English books. Maths homework must be completed in pencil, whereas English homework may be completed in either pen or pencil. No felt tips or gel pens should be used. Additionally, topic, science or R.E homework may occasionally also be given to the children.

Reading

The children will continue with their guided reading sessions daily in school. Additionally, each child will have an independent reading book which should be read regularly at home. Due to the importance of reading at this stage of the children’s development, I would like to highlight the significance of providing opportunities for reading at home. I encourage parents to listen to their children read aloud at home, and to write comments about their child’s reading in their reading records. Reading books will be changed when a parent/guardian have checked that their child has finished their book. Mrs Beswick will monitor the children’s reading books and the dates when they are changed, to ensure that consistent progress is being made in the children’s development.

Spellings and Times Tables

Beginning in the second week of this term, we will be focussing on a different spelling pattern each week. The children will receive a copy of their spellings each Friday to take home to practice. It is important that the children learn the spelling rule using the support of the spelling list. These spellings will be tested on the following Friday.

Times table Rockstars will still be available for the children to use during Year 5, with an aim to win the battle of bands each time they are set! We will continue to work on our times tables throughout Year 5.

P.E.

During this term, the children will have two P.E. sessions throughout the week. They have been asked to bring their P.E. kits in on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. For the Autumn half term, Year 5C’s P.E. day will be Wednesday. Children will also have swimming on a Thursday morning and will need a swimming kit.

Curriculum Focus for Autumn Term

Religion:                             Creation & God’s Covenant

Topic:                                  Anglo Saxons and Scots

English:                               Holes – Louis Sachar (Fantasy Narrative), Persuasion texts

Maths:                                Place value and ordering numbers, addition & subtraction both mentally and using formal written methods, times tables, multiplication & division, comparing and classifying 2D shapes, lines of symmetry, comparing and converting between measurements, fractions, problem solving.

Science:                               Space

Art:                                     Anglo Saxon Art and Space Art

D & T:                                 Textiles (Anglo Saxons Purses), Constructing Anglo Saxon houses, Baking (Food technology)

Music & Dance:                    Anglo Saxon & French Music

Computing:                        iMovie + Purple Mash Coding

PSHE:                                 New Beginnings   

MFL:                                      French (Getting to know you & Food)

If you have any further questions or concerns you wish to discuss, feel free to call in to talk to myself or Mrs Beswick. If you require a longer conversation, please make an appointment at the office.

We look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure your children continue to reach their full potential!

 Many thanks,

Miss Cobban

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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
Hyde
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs L Clowrey (Office Manager)

Tel: 01613682934
admin@st-pauls-hyde.tameside.sch.uk