Class Teacher: Miss Knapp
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Flatt
Hello and welcome to Y5K. I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are feeling happy and refreshed, ready for Year 5. Mrs Flatt and I are looking forward to this exciting year ahead and cannot wait to get started!
Our first topic back is Hola Mexico!
We will be looking at locating Mexico and ancient Mayan cities, learning about the Chihuahuan desert, the Day of the Dead festival. We will link our English work with our class text – Holes by Louis Sachar.
Here is a brief overview of what else will be learning in the Autumn term:
- Science – Life Cycles
- RE – Creation / Fall – Creation and Science: conflicting or complementary?
- Music – Mariachi Band Music
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 Cross Country, Football and Orienteering. Mr Modest will take the Wednesday afternoon PE session. Within this session he will focus on Football. 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 14.09.2020 – Year 4 Unit 10: Adding the prefix il-, in-, mis-, un-, dis-
WC 21.09.2020 – Year 4 Unit 11: The c sound spelt -que and the g sound spelt -que
WC 28.09.2020 – Year 4 Unit 12: Adding the ir- to words beginning with r
WC 05.10.2020 – Year 4 Unit 13: Adding the suffix -ion (1)
WC 12.10.2020 – Year 4 Unit 14: Adding the suffix -ion (2)
WC 19.10.2020 – Year 5 Unit 1: Words with silent letter b
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 silent letter t
WC 14.12.2020 – Year 5 Unit 4: Words with 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
Tuesday 1st September – INSET Day
Wednesday 2nd September – INSET Day
Thursday 3rd September – First day back at school (Y5 start at 8:50 and meet on the top yard)
Friday 23rd October – Break up for half term
Monday 2nd November – Back to school
Friday 18th December – Break up for Christmas
If you need any of your child’s logins, I will be sending usernames and passwords home during the first week back.