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Happy New Year from Mrs Emms and Mrs Poguntke!

Science

This half term our science topic is 'Forces'. We will be investigating forces like push and pull, gravity, air resistance and friction to understand how things around us move and behave. We will use our investigation and observation skills to understand how forces make different every day life objects work.

 

Year 5 Dates and Events!

  • 22nd January                Anglo-Saxon Day
  • 5th February                  Internet Safety Day
  • 7th February                  Friends of Bacton Disco
  • 11th February am          Visit to the High School
  • 1st March @ 2:40          Our class assembly
  • 4th-8th March                Reading Week
  • 8th March                      World Book Day (dress up)
  • 18th-21st March            Book Fair
  • 19th March 3:30-6:00    Parents Evening
  • 21st March 5:30-8:00    Parents Evening

 

Reading

The children in Year 5 are expected to read every day at home. We have stuck a Home Reading Log sheet in the inside cover of the children's Reading Record Book. This will enable us to track their home reading quicker and easier.

Please can you encourage your child to read every day (even if they are a fluent reader!) and record and sign that in the new sheet. We will be checking the sheet every Tuesday and rewarding the children who have read 5 or more times over the week.

Do come and talk to us if you have any questions about this or if you need any advice/suggestions on any aspect of reading at home.

PE

Our PE sessions will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. It would be great if everyone made sure they have a full PE kit in school on those days. This includes: white T-shirt, red shorts, spare white socks, trainers and for the winter months a tracksuit.

 

Times Tables

Fluency in times tables is vital in improving a lot of our maths skills. This term, in Y5, we will spend some time daily to perfect our times tables knowledge. We will use a number of games, activities and even apps to help us with this task. Times tables learning will even be part of your child's homework.

Please, use the links below to help your child practise their times tables at home. Come and see us to discuss ideas and techniques that your child can use at home to become better at this vital skill.

Homework

Homework will be handed out on a Friday each week and will need to be returned by the following Friday. This will include a maths and an English or Topic task weekly. 

 

Spelling

In Year 5 we place a lot of importance in learning our spellings. There is a strong correlation between being a good speller and being good at writing. Our weekly spellings will be handed out every Monday and they will be tested a week later on the following Monday. The date of the test will always be on the hand-out. 

The 'How to learn my spellings' document will give you some ideas to help you practise your spellings. If you need any more help or support, please come and see us!

How we teach maths in Year 5

Year 5 Calculation Policy

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