Welcome to Term 2!
Effective learning begins at the end of your comfort zone, so be a resilient learner!
Class Teacher: Mr. Baxter
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Fisher
Year 5 Spring Term - 2018
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
This term our topic is Natural Disasters. We will look support this through many different subjects. In English, after learning about play scripts, we will be writing discussion texts based around the topic. In Science, we will be studying living things and their habitats, which links well to this theme. The topic will also be supported through Geography, where we will be looking at climate zones.
In Maths, we are making great efforts to develop instant recall of all times tables and will cover Numbers systems fractions as well as exploring shapes and measuring area or volume.
Spellings will be taken from the statutory lists and more importantly words which the children have tried to use but not spelled correctly in their work. It is our goal that spellings are relevant and that spelling homework should take account of the childrens’ individual learning styles or interests. So please take a look at the spelling guidance below to find out more. Did you know that spelling homework can be fun? Well, it can be! There will not be any weekly spelling tests, although these form part of the spelling practice in class, but the children are expected to provide evidence of practice at home and to use their spellings in their class work during the week (for which they can earn budos!). Read the document to find out more; meanwhile take a look at some fabulous work from children last term:
We are lucky to have support from Plymouth Albion for some quality rugby training in PE this term. PE is on Tuesdays (indoors) and Wednesdays (outdoors). Please ensure children have kit in school.
Children can choose to complete their home learning (Maths, spellings and topic) at home each week or to do it instead of Golden time on Fridays (or at break times if they are absent on Fridays). It is an expectation that home learning is completed to the best of their ability to be accepted.
I am always willing to help children if they are stuck on their home learning. All they have to do is to ask for this help!
Maths Home Learning
Children are expected to complete a Maths homework sheet, which will be to do with practising their times tables, each week.