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Perfect Pandas

 Newsletter – Autumn 1

Welcome back to a new academic year!

A warm welcome from the Year 5 team - Miss Ireland, Miss Stewart, Mr Minton and Mrs Mills.  We hope that you all had a great summer holiday and the children are raring to go and keen to start Year 5.  We are sure that this year will be a positive one filled with lots of learning and fun.

We kick start this year, with a new topic based on the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings – Saxon Shores and the Vicious Vikings!  In this topic we will be exploring how places changed after the Saxon invasion, delve into Saxon beliefs and discover what everyday life was like for the Anglo-Saxons.  We will then whizz through history to the Vikings and learn all about Viking raids and settlements.  To kick start this unit of work, the children will be learning the runic alphabet used by the Anglo Saxons to send secret messages and to create their very own wooden bookmarks.

To help us develop the children’s reading skills, we would like to ask you to hear your child read for a minimum of 20 minutes, 4 times a week and sign their reading record.  This can be their class book or a book from their Lexiled reading list, which can be found by logging into Reading Pro.  We appreciate your support with this as we know how busy life can be, but those extra reading sessions will help your child to achieve their highest potential.  As a reward for reading regularly, each child will be awarded a sticker each week if they have read 4 times to an adult (not including this week!).  When the children have achieved 48 stickers, then they will be awarded with their 48 reads Reading Band during celebration assembly!  You can do it Perfect Pandas! Children who have earned a reading band are allowed to wear this during school time. We are beginning the Reading Challenge week beginning 13th September.

 

Targets:

Reading

I can actively discuss a wide range of texts, justifying my ideas with evidence.

I can discuss how authors use figurative language.

I can explore the meaning of words in context.

 

Science

Properties and Changing Materials

I can sort materials according to their properties.

I can recognise that some materials dissolve to form a solution.

I can separate materials.

I can determine which materials are thermal conductors and insulators.

I can recognise that some changes are reversible and some are irreversible.

I can determine how new materials are made.

I can control variables in an enquiry.

I can use the outcome of test results to make predictions and set up a further comparative fair test.

I can explain a conclusion from an enquiry.

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  All homework will be added to Teams each week and should also be handed into Teams by the Wednesday deadline.

 

Week beginning

 

6.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

13.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

27.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

4.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

11.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

18.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Half term break

OPTIONAL HOLIDAY HOMEWORK SET

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday to be tested the following Friday.  The expectation is that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

 

Coming soon, on TEAMS, will be a copy of the words that children need to spell correctly in Years 5 & 6.  Some of these will be set for the spelling tests, but you may want to work through them with your child as they will need to use them in their writing during Years 5 and 6.

 

Water Bottles & PE Kit

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

This half term, outdoor PE will be on a Monday afternoon and indoor on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Stewart, Miss Ireland, Mr Minton and Mrs Mills