Cycle 2

What a fantastic start to the year! Year 5 have been working tirelessly and have already shown a huge amount of progress. We have won the attendance trophy many times and I hope that we will continue to do so.

The amount of children who are coming to school without their diary signed is becoming more common, therefore, I ask for your full cooperation to ensure your child is ready at home daily and has his/ her diary signed. Children receive a Class Dojo point for reading at home, therefore, this helps your child towards achieving 35 Dojos, to take part in the Dojo treat.

PE:

PE lessons are on Fridays only, as we also take part in swimming lessons on a Thursday. We suggest your child brings their kit in at the beginning of the week, to ensure that they do not forget it, and take it home on a Friday to be washed. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit with suitable footwear.

Weekly reminders:

Monday  
Tuesday  
Wednesday Homework should be handed in
Thursday Swimming lesson
Friday Spelling test

Homework will be sent home

Take PE kit home to be washed

PE session

Homework diaries to be signed every night, after reading has taken place.

An Overview of Cycle 1:

English Varmints by Helen Ward

Diary entry

Letter to the local MP

Book/ Film review

 

Mathematics Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Geometry

Science Earth and Space

 

Topic Ancient Greece

 

PE Swimming

Basketball

 

Music Winter Wonderland

Mama don’t allow

Madina tun Nabi

French Quelle heure est-il?

 

RE Is God everywhere? Why go to a place of worship?

 

Art and Design Bodies

 

Computing Radio Station

 

PSHE Being Strong

 

 

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore

 

Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Year 5.

Your Year 5 teacher this year is Miss Gilmore and we are fortunate to be joined by Mrs Weston, throughout the year.

Uniform:

Everybody is looking very smart in their new uniforms; we ask that children’s names can be written in all uniform items, to ensure no uniform is lost throughout the year. Please ensure your child continues to wear the correct uniform throughout the year.

Attendance/ Punctuality:

To ensure the best possible progress in Year 5, your child needs to attend school every day and arrive on time each day. We want to lead the battle for Team 5 to win the attendance award and we can only do this with your help; it would be great to receive 100%. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.

Homework:

This year homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Each week, homework will include a piece of maths and a set of spellings that will be tested on a Friday.

Every child in Year 5 has been provided with a school diary, this should be taken home every night along with a reading book that has been chosen by your child. The diary is to be signed and returned the next day, to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes). Children who fail to complete their homework, will have to complete during lunchtime.

PE:

PE lessons are on Mondays and Fridays. We suggest your child brings their kit in at the beginning of the week, to ensure that they do not forget it, and take it home on a Friday to be washed. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit with suitable footwear.

Weekly reminders:

Monday Bring PE kit into school

PE session

Tuesday  
Wednesday Homework should be handed in
Thursday  
Friday Spelling test

Homework will be sent home

Take PE kit home to be washed

PE session

Homework diaries to be signed every night, after reading has taken place.

An Overview of Cycle 1:

English Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

Discussion text

Non-chronological report

Diary entry

Message in a bottle

Mathematics Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science Properties/ Changes of Materials

 

Topic Rivers

 

PE Hockey

Dance

 

Music Dem Bones

Poverty Knocks

Keep the home fires burning

French En Ville

 

RE Why do some people think God exists?

 

Art and Design Super Seasonal Cooking

 

Computing Word Processing Skills

 

PSHE Let’s Make Money

 

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore and Mrs Weston