Class teacher: Miss J. Cross
Teaching assistants: Mrs A. Whitworth and Mrs C. Shaw
This half term, our PE days are a Tuesday (Gymnastics) and a Friday (Indoor Sports Hall Athletics). Please make sure your child has the correct kit in school. Children will require outdoor PE kit this half term, including suitable footwear. Some PE sessions will be delivered outside so they will need warm, suitable clothing.
Times tables: In Y5, it is expected that most children should be able to rapidly recall their times tables facts, especially as it helps them with many other areas of mathematical learning. To maintain this skill, children will have a weekly times tables test, every Thursday. Children can practise their times tables skills at home on TT Rockstars.
Spellings: As well as the 100 word list of spellings for Year 5/6, children will continue to follow the RWI spelling scheme. Please see the log book for the rule and words your child needs to practise.
Reading: If you are a free choice reader, you can change your book as often as needed. For those who are still on the reading scheme, reading scheme books need to be handed in during morning job on a Friday each week, so they can be changed before hometime.
Rememeber: Race your reading rocket along our track in our cloakroom to earn rewards! Each reading turn at home counts!
Other homework: Written homework is set each week on a Friday and should be returned to school by Wednesday.
Active learn: You can practise you maths, spelling and grammar skills by logging nto: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
TOPIC – Harry Potter
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Children will learn all about the significant author J. K. Rowling and write a biography about her. Her story Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, will inspire a range of learning opportunities in this topic. This will be our core text as we explore her use of vocabulary to paint a vivid image in the reader’s mind.
Children will also develop their scientific knowledge through learning about the unit of ‘Separating Mixtures’. In addition to this they will become designers to sew a school badge, inspired by the four houses in Harry Potter.