Class Teacher: Miss Knapp
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Flatt
Hello and welcome to Y5K. I hope you have all had a lovely half term break and are feeling happy and refreshed, ready for Year 5. Mrs Flatt and I are looking forward to this exciting topic ahead and cannot wait to get started!
Our next topic back is Earth and Space!
We will be looking at how we have day and night, the solar system, the phases of the moon and many other exciting scientific discoveries to do with the universe that we all live in!
Here is a brief overview of what else will be learning in the Autumn term:
- English – Science Fiction Narratives, Explanation Text
- Art – Watercolour planets, Peter Thorpe inspired rockets
What will I need
|Day of The Week||What I will need to bring into school|
Spelling Log Book
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.
This term’s P.E is Fitness, Hockey and Sports Hall Athletics. Mr Modest will take the Wednesday afternoon PE session. Within this session he will focus on Hockey. The Monday session will be led by myself out on the yard, so children will need to come into school in their outdoor PE kit.
Full PE kit must be worn and that includes, a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms, a sensible pair of trainers and a drink (during the cold seasons it is advisable to bring a jumper).
Children with their ears pierced must remove their earrings for each P.E session themselves or alternatively they will need at have plasters in their P.E bags to protect their ears during physical activity. Long hair must be tied back. Due to COVID-19, please send your child into school wearing their PE kits to school, this will reduce the risk of cross-contamination of clothing whilst getting dressed. The more physical PE session is in the afternoon, so there should be no reason for the worry of children being in the same clothes for too long after physical exercise.
Homework will be Maths focused and sent out every Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. If your child is struggling with their task, please do not hesitate to contact us either via a note with your child or through Class Dojo.
Children are expected to read at least three times at home with an adult. Each read should be logged in the reading diary, and brought in to school everyday so that their reads can be counted.
Bronze: 50 reads
Silver: 100 reads
Gold: 200 reads
Governor’s Award: 250 reads
Spellings will be sent home every Friday and to begin with in the Autumn term, we will be focusing on Y4 spelling rules from the summer term.
Here is the spelling rules that we will be focusing on this term:
WC 02.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 1: Words with silent letter b
WC 09.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 2: Words ending in -ible
WC 16.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 2: Words ending in -ible
WC 23.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 3: Words ending in -able
WC 30.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 3: Words ending in -able
WC 07.12.2020 – Year 5 Unit 4: Words with a silent letter t
WC 14.12.2020 – Year 5 Unit 4: Words with a silent letter t
Weekly times tables tests will be delivered; therefore, children are expected to practice their times tables, whether that be online through Reflex Maths or TT Rockstars or even using paper and pen.
By the time children reach Year 6, they are expected to be able to rapidly recall all of the times tables. Below are the expectations at Flanderwell:
- By the end of Year 2, most children are expected to know the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
- By the end of Year 3, most children are expected to know the 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
- By the end of Year 4, most children are expected to know the 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x tables.
Here is what a typical day at school will look like in Y5K:
Reflection/ Class Assembly Time
Foundation Subject (Science/ History/ Geography/ Art/ D&T/ French/ Music/ RE/ PSHCE/ Computing)
Quiet Reading Time
Monday 2nd November – Back to school
Monday 16th November – Flu Immunisations
Thursday 10th December – School Christmas Dinner
Thursday 17th December – Class Christmas Celebration
Friday 18th December – Break up for Christmas @ 1:30pm