Welcome to Class 5!
Croeso i Dosbarth pump - Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5 - it's wonderful to be back in the classroom with the children. And what a fun-packed year we have planned!
This half term we will be focusing their learning around the topic of 'Space ... The Final Frontier!' The children will learn about the Solar System, the Moon's cycle, Life aboard the ISS, and the Race between Russia and America to be the first on the Moon! The class will carry out a number of investigations linked to exercise and health, as well as look at the effects of gravity when in space. We want to spark the children's enthusiasm for science, so they will be encouraged to generate their own ideas for activities and using the Question Matrix, develop their own research questions that we can all learn from.
There will be plenty of science based activities, but also lots of role-play and drama - something I know these children love! This will also develop their confidence and oracy skills, as well as encourage the children to use their creative imagination. In addition to oracy, the class will also have daily Guided Group Reading practice, and comprehension tasks will further their understanding of a wide variety of texts.
Maths topics will cover multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, perimeter and area, weight, length and changing between measures. The class will still have their Big Maths Beat That tests every Friday, just to make sure they are keeping on top of their Learn Its.
Please can we remind you about the importance of being in school on time each day. Try to ensure your children are in the yard by 8:55am every morning. School finishes at 3:30pm, unless the children are involved in one of our after-school club activities.
The children bring home their reading books each day and it is expected that they read every day; this is very important. In school we focus a great deal on understanding the content of what is being read; asking a variety of questions about the content in order to ensure they gain a full understanding of the plot, characters and themes. Asking these questions at home will improve your reading.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled with names and PE kits are in school at the beginning of term to ensure your child is able to get changed for physical education sessions and maintain good hygiene. Year 5 have PE/ Games twice a week on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. During this half term we will be looking a Dance from around the World and developing our rugby skills further!
Homework will be sent home regularly, which will in turn prepare the children for Year 6 and beyond into High School. Activities will vary and may have a literacy, numeracy or topic focus. We encourage parents to help the children will some of the tasks. Homework can be emailed to the school if the children decide to use ICT to present their ideas. The email address is on the main page.
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