Welcome back! We hope you have enjoyed a lovely Easter break and your child is raring to go for their final term in Year 5. We have lots of exciting things to look forward to in this important term including our residential trip to Burwell House; a meeting for this will be held on Wednesday 17th May. We are also fortunate to have Miss Lee- our trainee teacher- working with us until the middle of June.
Our topic this term is ‘The Vikings and Scandinavia’ Your child will learn where the Vikings came from, how they arrived in Britain, how they lived as well as learning about the gods that they worshipped. More information on our topic and the other subjects we will be studying this term can be found on the Year 5 Topic Overview.
This term’s PE lessons will be on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on Wednesday (school logo or plain white t-shirt, joggers or shorts, trainers and normal school jumper). On Friday, children will be swimming. This will be for every Friday this half term and also the 9th and 23rd June. In addition to these lessons the children will have extra PE sessions with the Sports coach, Mr Joseph, on Tuesday 25th April, Tuesday 9th and Tuesday 16th May.
Children are welcome to bring in a fruit or vegetable snack to eat during morning playtime and they should have a named bottle of water to drink during the day. Children are still encouraged to bring a small set of felt tips, colouring pencils and glue sticks into school. We have been very short of these items so if you have extra to donate please let us know.
Home learning will be given out at in the same way as last term. Each chosen piece from the optional home learning grid must be completed in their home learning book and handed in by Thursday. In addition, children will be given compulsory weekly spellings, which will be tested every Thursday, and times tables to learn. To support your child in learning these essential facts and spellings, they have access to Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed, both of which they should play as often as possible. Your child should continue to read regularly at home. Children will also be given compulsory Guided Reading comprehension home learning each week and this must be returned on Mondays.
You can keep up-to-date with important events and updates via the school website and the Airwaves newsletter. If you have any queries, please contact the office who will pass on the message to us. We will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.
Miss Sarah Medley and Mrs Laura Johnston