Welcome to Year Five!
This term our topic is ‘Stargazers’. We will be travelling deep into space to explore and investigate our Solar System. We will be finding out about Earth and the other planets in space with an exciting trip to the Space Museum in Leicester to see a real life rocket planned. We will also be looking in more detail at the British astronaut Tim Peake and his amazing achievement aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015.
In English we are reading ‘Comic’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and using this as a focus to write a diary entry, recount and instructions to bring a taste of space life into the classroom. It is vital the children read every day and would encourage your child to complete their reading diary and change books as frequently as required. Your child also has access to the Oxford Owl online reading scheme which you can access from any suitable device. Please refer to our amended reading policy that was sent out to all children at the beginning of the year.
In maths we are continuing to build our resilience in using the four operations with a specific focus on long division and multiplication and decimals to deepen understanding and fluency in these areas. Weekly maths homework will continue to be sent home so please encourage your child to practice and complete this at home whenever they can.
We will continue to practice our maths passports every day and spelling the year 5 and year 6 curriculum spelling list to build on existing knowledge and vocabulary. Please continue to practice these at home each week. If you have been practicing these in creative ways, please feel free to post a picture for us on dojo and remember your child can earn extra dojo rewards for any additional home learning they choose to do!
Our P.E. days are alternating this term between Monday and Thursday afternoons and then Monday and Thursday afternoons the following week, so please make sure your child has a suitable kit in school, including a pair of sensible trainers.
Homework – Topic homework was sent out at the beginning of the year and I have also included a copy below. Please feel free to be as creative as you wish and explore Earth and space, and of course Tim Peake. Additional maths homework will also be sent out on Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday please. Children who do not complete and return their homework will have to complete it during break times at school.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch directly or send a dojo message.