Hello and a warm welcome to Year 5!
I am very much looking forwards to working with both children and parents this year. I am impressed with all the children’s progress since I last taught them in Year 3. It is without a doubt, a difficult year with unexpected changes. However, I am committed to support you and your children to make the most of this academic year.
In Maths, we have started with place value, working with numbers up to 1,000,000. Recognising the value of each digit and comparing, reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000. To help your child at home, please continue to practice securing all the times tables, as this will help immensely in all areas of their future number work. During school closure, children really enjoyed using ttrockstars! This was a great support to their learning, so please continue practising.
In Literacy, we are reading Street Child by Birlie Doherty. We will use the text to practice our comprehension skills, so that children become confident readers by gaining a deeper understanding of what they read. We will also look at word choices in the text to enhance our vocabulary and enrich our writing. There will be a focus on grammar and punctuation every term. We will encourage the use of cursive handwriting through discrete handwriting lessons. This will support your child’s natural writing flow and spelling accuracy.
In History and Geography, children will first have the opportunity to learn about historical timelines. This will support them in their understanding of when and where different world events took place. Our topic is Stone Age to Iron Age, children will learn about the impact this pre-historic civilisation had on Britain. We also will use our learning to link with other aspects of the curriculum such as Science.
PE and Games will be on Thursdays. The children will have a sports session with Jordan from The Manchester City Sports. Children can come into school in their PE kits every Thursday, as long as they bring in their uniform to change into.
Homework will be a Maths and Spellings activity linked to your child’s current learning in class. Children also can complete one Topic homework challenge per week. Homework will be posted on Class Dojos every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework online rather using a paper copy.
Please also provide your child with a water bottle that is labelled with their name. Bottles can be refilled in school and taken home at the end of the week.
Please do not hesitate to come and ask if there are any questions that you might have. We are out on the playground before and after school. We do ask that you make an appointment via the office if you need a longer chat, as time is restricted.
Thank you for your support. Ms Hull and Mrs Akhtar