Hi and welcome to Year 5.
The teachers in 5 Blue this year are Mrs Norford and Miss Newman. Miss Sutcliffe will be teaching in 5 Red. Supporting our classes are Mrs Driver, Mrs Brett, Miss Duffy and Mrs Poll.
We are looking forward to the new year and making lots of progress! We are particularly looking forward to our new Learning Challenge Curriculum. We are investigating the Anglo-Saxon and Viking period and how they invaded and settled in Britain. We will also be building a settlement in art.
As part of our learning challenge curriculum, we will be visiting Malham Tarn for a three-day residential in January. This is a fantastic opportunity for all the children to study map-reading, orienteering and compass reading, as well as den building and survival skills, pond dipping and stargazing. There will be drop-in sessions for parents to find out more information in September.
In English, we are reading and writing about Beowulf and his adventures. Our Maths lessons will extend our knowledge of numbers and how they relate to the real world.
Please make sure you read with your child every day and make positive comments in their reading record. You can also help them to learn their spellings for the weekly test. It is also important to help your child learn the multiplication facts to 12x12 as part of our Mighty Maths Skills. Big Maths assessment sheets will be sent out weekly for the children to review their mistakes.
P.E. is on a Friday afternoon this half term, we are doing sports hall athletics and bikeability. The lesson will be outside: Children should wear a tracksuit and suitable trainers.
Feel free to come in and discuss your child's progress at any time.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Norford, Miss Newman and Miss Sutcliffe