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Sep

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Welcome to Year 5

Miss Rhodes leads Year 5.

The class is called Wolves and is supported by Mrs Richardson & Miss Fogden.

(Mr Hearn also leads a group of Year 5 supported by Miss Meadows and Mrs Collins this group is called the Giraffes and has their own class page and curriculum map).

CLICK HERE for Year 5 Curriculum Autumn 19 (Concept – CHRONOLOGY)

 

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Nov

19

Dates for your diary for this term:

 

Friday 29th November: Carols on the playground 2:45 pm and PTA Christmas Fair

Friday 6th December: Nativity performances at St George’s Theatre

Monday 16th December: PTA Christmas discos

Tuesday 17th December: Christmas breakfast at breakfast club

Wednesday 18th December: Pantomime at St George’s Theatre

Thursday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch

Friday 20th December: Last day of term

Tuesday 7th January: Children back to school

 

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Nov

19

Skills we have focussed on so far…

So far we have focussed on:

  • Following instructions
  • Recalling information
  • Checking
  • Being organised
  • Working systematically
  • Prioritising
  • Summarising
  • Making connections
  • Contrasting
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Nov

19

New skill

This week our skills has been summarising and for their homework this week they have to summarise something they have learnt in no more than 40 words.  Next week we will be focussing on making connections.  It helps the children remember what they have learnt and understand why it is important when they can make connections between learning in different lessons or different subjects.

Today your child has also brought home a letter letting you know when they will be cooking next week and the ingredients they have chosen to bring into school.  We will be cooking in the mornings so please ensure your child brings their ingredients in first thing.

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Nov

19

Look at the delicious pizzas we designed

We made pizza slices that each had one portion of protein and vegetables.

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Nov

19

Key Stage 2 Family Maths this Friday November 8th

Parents and families of Year 3 (Tigers), 4 (Lions), 5 (Wolves) & 6 (Leopards) are invited to join us on Friday morning from registration to around 9.30 am to see how maths is taught to your child. We will be looking at methods for adding and taking away. See you on Friday!

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Nov

19

Skills homework

We have had an exciting week in Wolves experimenting with weird and wonderful pizza toppings, to help us design our own pizzas to make in the next few weeks, and writing and presenting weather reports to show our understanding of negative numbers.  Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the curriculum meeting yesterday.  I have included the handout from the meeting for you all to see what we will be covering in our upcoming Science and PSHE lessons; this is information for you, not the children.

This week we have been focussing on the skill of prioritising and for their skills homework this week the children need to prioritise what helps them learn.  There are boxes at the bottom of the sheet for them to cut out and stick in according to what matters most to them.  This will also help me support them in class.

Next week, we will be focussing on the skill of summarising by determining the key or most important information from a text or a task.  You can support our work at home by getting them to summarise what they want to say to you, eg. Tell me what you’d like for dinner in 5 words!

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Oct

19

Curriculum meeting

All parents are invited to our curriculum meeting at 2:40 pm on Thursday 31st October where we will be discussing the upcoming Science and PSHE lessons.  Please return your slip from the letter that was sent home to school asap if you are attending.

Thanks

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Oct

19

October Newsletter

Newsletter Oct 19

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Oct

19

New Skill: half term homework

Their skills homework over the holiday is to reflect on all the skills we have looked at this half term and write about how they have developed as learners, e.g. how have they learnt to become more organised?  It would be great if you could also write in their homework book any changes you have noticed in your child in terms of these skills.  After half term we will be focussing on the skill of Prioritising by deciding what is most important.

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Oct

19

New skill

We have found it hard to be organised this week and will be coming back to this skill later in the year; I hope you’ve had more success at home.  Next week our skill will be ‘working systematically’ where we will be encouraging the children to approach tasks with a sensible approach.  You can set them extra challenges at home such as in a McDonalds’ happy meal you can choose from 7 different mains and 4 different drinks, so how many different combinations are there?  If they work systematically then they would choose one main and give all the different combinations of drinks using that before moving onto the next.  If they come up with random combinations it is hard to know when you have all the different combinations.  However, I’m sure you only let your child have a fruit of vegetable bag to keep them healthy, which gives them a new challenge to work through!