The teachers in year 5 this year are Mrs Norford, Miss Newman and Mrs Bolland. Supporting our classes are Mrs Driver, Mrs Brett, Mrs Hargrave and Miss Nottingham.
Welcome back, we are looking forward to a brand new school year and we can't wait to see you all! We have lots of new strategies in place to keep you safe, as well as our usual handwashing routine.
To ease you back into life at Grange Farm, we will be beginning the year refreshing our memories with a variety of basic skills in reading, writing and maths. In no time at all we know you will be settled back in and ready to start our first LCC topic which will be about the Anglo Saxons.
In English, we will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo as well as other key texts that link to the Anglo Saxons. We will also be reading other books by the same author. In science, the big question will be "Is your armour strong enough?" In these lessons, we will explore materials and their properties finding out which material will make the best armour. During maths lessons, we will revisit and extend our knowledge of place value and the four operations, learning new methods to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
Please make sure your child reads to you at least three times a week and make positive comments in their reading record. It is also important to help your child learn the multiplication facts to 12 x 12 as part of our Mighty Maths Skills. Don't forget, you can download the TT Rock Stars APP for your child to practise and enter "The Battle of the Bands". The teachers are very competitive!
P.E, in the first half term, will consist of activity bursts and the daily mile. The children will not require a P.E kit, however, they will need a pair of trainers (which can be brought in to school in a named bag and left on their peg).
Please feel free to make an appointment with us to discuss any concerns you may have.
Thank you for your continued support.