Hello Year 5!
Time is flying by! We are already well into our spring term and lots of learning has already taken place. The theme for this half term is based around our science topic on 'Space'. We have been reading the science fiction novel 'The Portal' by Andrew Norriss which has us gripped on what could have happened to William and Daniel's parents.
Our maths has had a focus on long multiplication by 2 digit numbers. Our learning has developed really well over the last couple of weeks and, as a class, we've made good progress. There are still plenty of steps to go but we will get there!
Please keep practicing your reading at home and get your home school reader signed.
As a class, we have reviewed our rewards and the children have agreed on how these should be given. Make sure you are doing the right things and it may be you who achieves the most dojos by the end of the school week!
Well done to everyone for their efforts in our daily run. As a class, you managed to complete 622 laps of the playground - can you calculate what the total distance might be?
There a number of dates coming up with events and activities, in and out of school, please keep up to date with information on the school newsletter and we will try to inform you on here too.
Thank you - have a fantastic weekend year 5 and we will see you on Monday!!
Mr Mason and Mrs Pratley
Here are some previous reminders:
Please bring book bags and reading books to school every day. We ask that children read at home every night for approximately 10-15 minutes. Please support us with your child’s learning by signing and dating their reading record and chatting to your child about their reading book. Children do not have to read the whole book all in one go; five to ten pages nightly is sufficient. Reading at home with your child will greatly improve their written work as they will see how to write imaginatively and how to correctly punctuate sentences. When a child has read, their reading record is signed and is in school, they will be able to write their name on a fish and put it in our reading dish. Every Friday a fish is drawn from the dish and that child will win a small prize and be congratulated in Friday Worship.
All children are encouraged to bring in a reusable water bottle from home filled with fresh drinking water. It’s hard to listen if you’re dehydrated. Your child will have opportunity to refill this throughout the day. Please could these be named too. The children will bring these home at the end of every day to be cleaned and kept hygienic.
We value your input greatly and appreciate your support with your child’s learning. We would also love to hear about any exciting news that is happening outside of school for your child so please feel free to send in pictures or information which they may share with the class.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child or school please do not hesitate to arrange to see us after school or contact school via phone or email. The school website will be regularly updated.
Mr Mason and Mrs Pratley