Hi and welcome to Year 5.
The teachers in year 5 this year are Mrs Norford, Miss Newman and Mrs Bolland. Supporting our classes are Mrs Driver, Mrs Brett and Mrs Hargrave.
To kick start the Autumn term launch of our Learning Challenge "Are all heroes measured by their strength?" Matthew Bellwood, a story teller, will be launching our topic for us. This will be a fantastic opportunity for all the children to find out about the Anglo Saxons and how brave and adventurous they were!
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.
Enter the prize draw! Please make sure your child reads to you at least three times a week and make positive comments in their reading record, for a chance to win an exciting prize. The more they read, the more raffle ticket entries they get.
You can help them to learn their spellings for the weekly test. 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! Big Maths assessment sheets will be sent out weekly for the children to review their mistakes.
P.E. day to be confirmed, we will be doing sportshall athletics, in line with an exciting competition. The lessons will be outside. Children should wear black or navy blue shorts and a white T-shirt and a pair of 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 Mrs Bolland