Our new topic for this term is ‘Trench Brothers’. This is a brand new, imaginative and inspiring project following the incredible story of our Great War ethnic minority soldiers. It is a wonderful synthesis of music, theatre and puppetry that will engage our pupils and challenge them to think about the events of a century ago. It will also cover many key historical and geographical skills set out by the new curriculum. The children’s hard work will culminate in a one off production at the National War Memorial in Alrewas Hayes on 4th July! More information to follow soon!
Mr Pearce, Mrs Bradbury, Mrs Hitchman, Ms Dancer and Miss Patterson are all very much looking forward to working with you all over the next academic year!
It is our mission as teachers in Year 5 to guide and support you all to reach your true potential through a range of exciting activities, engaging lessons and interesting trips that will help to develop your skills and understanding.
We hope that you will enjoy your time in Year 5 and below is some basic information to help you through the year.
Homework will be sent home every Friday in a personal learning log and will focus on Maths and English or Topic. We expect the learning log to be returned by no later than the following Wednesday to give the teachers sufficient time to see the work that has been completed. Please don't forget to come and see your teacher as soon as possible if you are struggling with any homework so that we can support you. In the back of your homework books, you will also find the Year 5/6 high frequency words and a copy of the times table grid. Your times tables extremely important, so try to test yourself on a different table each week!
Spellings will also be sent home inside the learning log and spelling tests will take place every Friday based on 10 of the 40 spellings given (see below).
It is also an expectation that you read/read out loud to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes every night. Reading should be evident to us in either their green reading record book or on Bug Club. If recording in the green log, can this be dated and initialed by an adult please.
Outdoor P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon (weather depending) and therefore can you please make sure that if you take your kit home on Friday that you bring it back into school on Monday morning. If you forget your kit more than once, a letter will be sent home to alert your parents that it must be in for the following session. Can you also remember (especially if you have pierced ears) that all jewellery must be removed before a P.E lesson starts.
Indoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Can you ensure your child has a plain white t-shirt and shorts and indoor trainers with non-marking soles (standard black pumps would be preferred).
Don't forget that Bug Club is up and running and you should all have been given your usernames and log ons.
If you do misplace or forget your password, please see your teacher.
It is also important that we learn our times tables in Year 5, so any practice would be fantastic.
Autumn Term Topic
‘Journey of Discovery'
This topic will firstly take us through a portal to a magical island, where the children will:
We will also look at significant individuals in the field of exploration.
To add to this, we will of course be attending a performance of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham, on Tuesday 5th December.