The teachers in year 5 this year are Miss Powley, Miss Newman and Mrs Sturges. Supporting our classes are Mrs Brett, Miss Nicholson, Mr Teasdale, Miss Higgns and Mrs Driver.
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 "Can you feel the force?" In these lessons, we will explore forces such as air and water resistance and we will be carrying out fair tests! 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 this half term, will swimming for 5P/5S and tennis for 5N. Please come to school in your PE kits.
Please feel free to make an appointment with us to discuss any concerns you may have.
Thank you for your continued support.