Cycle 3

Hello,

During Cycle 2, children explored some exciting topics. We are now entering Cycle 3 and look forward to the term ahead.

Uniform

We have a lovely uniform at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. In Year 5, this now consists of a blazer, jumper, white shirt, tie, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure your child has the correct uniform. They win a uniform dojo every day if it is correct.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books now and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a dojo point given for each child who has read that night.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a dojo point system. Children really enjoy earning dojo points related to any behaviour related to our school values: Learn, Respect and Succeed.

P.E.

This year we are lucky enough to have sports coaches teach the children different skills in P.E.! Children will be doing P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days which consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.  If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday. This is in case the sports coach is able to offer an extra session within the week.

Swimming

This term we are continuing with swimming lessons. This will commence until April 2nd.  Every Thursday, the children will need:

  • A swimming costume/ trunks
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat

An Overview of Cycle 2

  • English– Skellig by David Almond

Maths-

  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics
  • Converting Measures

Science

Forces

Geography-

UK and London

P.E.-

Sports Coach

Swimming

French- L’Euro /  Bon Appétit

Children are really enjoying learning French through the app ‘Duolingo’ which is free to download if they wanted to continue their practise at home.

Religious Education-

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? What would Jesus do?

Art- Fruit and Vegetables

Computing- Internet research & web page design

I am looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 5. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail, Mrs Weston and Mrs Richardson.

Cycle 2

Hello,

We had a great start to the year in Year 5. In Cycle 2 we will be covering some exciting topics.

Uniform

We have a lovely uniform at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. In Year 5, this now consists of a blazer, jumper, white shirt, tie, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure your child has the correct uniform. They win a uniform dojo every day if it is correct.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books now and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a dojo point given for each child who has read that night.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a dojo point system. Children really enjoy earning dojo points related to any behaviour related to our school values: Learn, Respect and Succeed. When children earn 28 dojos for the week they will go to the dojo treat on Friday afternoon.

P.E.

This year we are lucky enough to have sports coaches teach the children different skills in P.E.! Children will be doing P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days which consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.  If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday. This is in case the sports coach is able to offer an extra session within the week.

Swimming

Starting from January, we will be going swimming at Broughton Leisure Centre. A letter will be sent out closer to the time. The children will need:

  • A swimming costume/ trunks
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat

 

An Overview of Cycle 2

  • English– Floodland by Marcus Sedwick

Maths-

  • Perimeter and Area
  • Fractions
  • Place Value
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics
  • Converting Measures

Science

Earth and Space

History –

Romans -The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

P.E.-

Sports Coach

Rounders/ Swimming

French- Quelle heure est-il?

Religious Education-

If God is everywhere, why do some people go to a place of worship?

 

DT- Seasonal Cooking

Computing- Radio Station

I am looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 5. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail, Mrs Weston and Mrs Richardson.

 

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back to Brentnall for a new school year. I am very excited to be welcoming your child into Year 5 – Amethyst class.

Your Year 5 teacher this year is Miss Smail.

Uniform

We have a lovely uniform at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. In Year 5, this now consists of a blazer, jumper, white shirt, tie, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure your child has the correct uniform.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books now and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a dojo point given for each child who has read that night.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a dojo point system. Children really enjoy earning dojo points related to any behaviour related to our school values: Learn, Respect and Succeed. When children earn 28 dojos for the week they will go to the dojo treat on Friday afternoon.

P.E.

This year we are lucky enough to have sports coaches teach the children different skills in P.E.! Children will be doing P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days which consists of a whitet-shirt, blackshorts and blackpumps.  If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday. This is in case the sports coach is able to offer an extra session within the week.

An Overview of Cycle 1

  • English– We are covering different writing features from our writing checklist to start with in Year 5. These are:
  • Use subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions to join phrases and clauses
  • Punctuates sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Uses a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week and the personal pronoun I
  • Uses expanded noun phrases
  • Demonstrates accuracy with tenses
  • Uses different sentence forms
  • Uses direct speech
  • Uses subordinate clauses
  • Uses adjectives, adverbs, prepositions (including phrases) and conjunctions
  • Uses a range of determiners
  • Uses fronted adverbials with commas

Maths-

Place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science

Properties / changes of material

Topic-

Rivers

P.E.-

Sports Coach

Dance

French- En ville

Religious Education-

Why do some people think God exists?

Art- River Art

Computing- We are game developers

I am looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 5. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail, Mrs Weston and Mrs Richardson