Welcome to Year 5!
Hello! In our class we are taught by Mrs Fulforth, and for the Spring term Mrs Thomas is also working alongside us. We are supported by Mr Webster and Mrs Tighe. I am really looking forward to working with Year Five.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. It is very important that children are equipped with their kit for all of their PE lessons and that those who wear earrings can either take them out or cover them up with protective tape.
Your continued support in your child's learning journey is essential. Your child will be expected to bring their reading book to and from school every day, as well as their book bag or backpack. Reading stamina (how long they can read for, maintaining focus and understanding) is essential and regular reading practise will help to build this. Children can read to you, another adult, a sibling or themselves and are encouraged to read a variety of different texts. We massively encourage you to give your child a helping hand along the way with regular encouragement, discussion and questioning. It will benefit them greatly! Children have been organised into their author team groups and their reading diaries will be monitored once every week. If staff can see that children are reading regularly and are signing their book, showing what page they are up to, then they will achieve a team point for their whole school author group.
Homework folders will be sent home on a Friday. Their homework will be due in on the following Wednesday. It is vital that homework is completed and brought into school on time. They will be given clear instructions but if they struggle, please encourage them to ask an adult in the classroom for help. They are also welcome to attend the weekly Year 5 homework club after school on a Tuesday to complete their homework with adult support.
Spring Term - Ancient Worlds
This half term we have been enjoying learning about Ancient Greece! So far we have used our timelining skills to plot where Ancient Greece sits in our history. We enjoyed taking on the roles of different people within Athenian society to learn about what types of people would be visiting the Agora and why. We have learnt about different historical sources and have observed them to make inferences about the past. We have gained an understanding about the Battle of Marathon and how little Athens managed to overcome mighty Persia! We know that the Greeks have a great legacy and have done a lot for us including inventing the olympics, inspiring the 'marathon' and most of all kick starting democracy as we know it today!