Monday, 13 January 2020

Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter Spring

Head teacher : Mr J McLucas
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Year 5 - Spring 2 Curriculum Newsletter 

A warm welcome back to the Spring 2 half term from the Year 5 team!  We hope you find this letter informative; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions relating to the curriculum. 

Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night: 
● 15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult (signed in the reading record) 
● 15 minutes practicing spellings in their spelling book 
● 15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division) 

Extended Learning: 
To assist children with their learning even further, the children can use ‘Mathletics’. Each child has been given a personal login so that they can access tasks the class teacher has set for them. The children can also create posters, writing etc connected to the topics we are learning in class. 

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practice their words every evening. Spelling books and reading records must be brought in on Fridays, which is also when the weekly test happens. 

P.E and French Lessons
Willow and Redwood will have PE and French lessons every half term on a Tuesday afternoon. 
Please ensure that your child is in possession of a full, named PE kit with plimsolls for their lessons.

Parental help: 
It is always extremely valuable to have parents who are able to volunteer time to help hear the children read, or support them with their times tables. If you think that you are able to give a small amount of regular time to support the children then it would be warmly welcomed. 

Curriculum Information
 We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please inform your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have. 

We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks; please do come and see us if you have any questions at all or if you would like to offer yourself as additional support on any upcoming trips. 

Yours sincerely, 

Miss Higgins Miss Breen Miss Mullan
Year 5 Lead Willow Class Teacher Redwood Class Teacher

Spring Term

1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Fiction: Adventure story 
Non-Fiction: Non-chronological report
Fiction: Narrative
Non-Fiction: Biography
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read. For a good selection of children’s books, visit your local library. Useful web links: 
Number- Fractions
Number- Fractions
Number- Decimals & Percentages
Please practice the times tables with your child. The school is continuing to focus on Mental maths this year and it would be of great help if your children could learn them. Useful websites: 

Espresso Coding: designing, coding and debugging. 
Properties and changes of Materials
Forces and Magnets
Slavery - Victorian workhouses, slave trade, Ancient Egyptian slavery, modern day slavery
Prayer - What is prayer? Comparison of prayer across different religions

Say no to bullying
Hockey, Rugby, Football and Swimming

Art/Design and Technology
Banksy- Creating stencils to make a  graffiti art piece with an important message
All about me
Classroom instructions
Trip/ Dates
27th of February - Year 5 Stay and Learn 9am-9.30am
10th of February - Dragon dance workshop

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