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Welcome back after the summer holiday! We hope that you all had an brilliant and relaxing break and that the children are excited to start Year 5. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and embark on this learning journey together.

Our first topic this year is the fascinating ‘Mission Control’, which is a thematic unit based around the subject of Earth and beyond, with a key focus on science and history. The children will learn all about the Earth, Sun and Moon and their relationship to each other, before finding out more about space exploration and communication including the history of space travel and some of the historically significant individuals who were involved in making this a success and paving the way for others. This year, we are Navigators through our exciting thematic approach to teaching where the children are able to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All of the themes chosen, deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum. MFL, PSHE, R.E and Science will be taught discreetly.

As mathematicians in Class 5, the children will be focusing on mental arithmetic methods (and when to use them) and revision of times table and division facts. We will begin the term looking at place value of numbers and a range of written methods for addition and subtraction; don’t forget to check out our calculation policy on the school website.

This term, in English, we will focus on first-hand accounts linked to the moon landing, followed by some fiction writing linked to the book Cosmic. The children will be encouraged to use a variety of vocabulary, conjunctions, fronted adverbials and punctuation in order to engage the reader and make their writing exciting. We will continue to work on spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPaG) throughout the year.

Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days. As the weather gets colder, the children may prefer to wear tracksuit bottoms and jumpers during PE – please make sure children are dressed weather appropriate.

Children in Class 5 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out weekly. Children will be expected to complete a reading journal of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions or concerns. I am usually available at the end of each day and am happy to discuss any of these with you. Thank you for your continued support of the school.

Mrs Wiley


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