Welcome to Year 5!
Parent Information Letter January 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Firstly, all of the staff who work in Year 5 and I would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ for all of the kind gifts we received in the final week of term. We are touched by your generosity.
I hope that you and your families had a very happy, restful and Holy Christmas break and that you are all ready to return to school for the Spring term.
Please find the Curriculum Planner for the Spring 1st Half Term on the website. This contains all of the information that you and your child will need regarding the curriculum for this coming half term, but please feel free to catch me in the playground after school if you would like to discuss any matters.
Our PE days remain unchanged for the Spring term, with lessons taking place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Homework in Grammar and Maths will be set each Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday – children will have a number of pages of a grammar booklet and an arithmetic test to complete each week. Following on from the great success of the Viking project, there will be a further Topic homework project this half term. Children will bring home further details about this in the near future. Spellings will be sent home on a Friday to be tested the following Monday. In addition, it is expected that children read to themselves or to an adult every night and that at least two activities are completed in reading journals each week.
As a general point, it is really important that your child is now confident with all of their times tables up to 12 x 12. Please continue to work on these at home – focusing particularly on the division facts, as well as the multiplication (i.e. children should know that 56 ÷ 8 = 7 as well as knowing that 8 x 7 = 56). If your child is confident with all of their times tables, please move on to practising all squared numbers 13 x 13 = 169, 14 x 14 = 196… etc). Children will be tested on their times tables every other week on a Monday morning.
I will again be asking that all children have the opportunity to work as part of a small group to prepare a short prayer service to lead to the class in Year 5 based on the value and virtue for this half term: ELOQUENT AND TRUTHFUL. Children will be given examples of these in the first two weeks back and I will ensure that all children have sufficient advanced warning to ensure that they prepare a service they feel proud of. Please have a look at the Year 5 website pages for further information about prayer services.
I look forward to more learning and fun in Year 5 this half term.