Dear pupils and parents, we hope you have all had a fulfilling and restful Christmas break and have enjoyed the opportunity to relax. May we take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support during the Autumn Term and to wish you all a prosperous and joyful 2019.
Mr Duffy & Mrs Grange
PE DAYS UPDATE
As of week commencing Monday 7th January, PE will move to Wednesdays (Indoors) and Fridays (outdoors). Please ensure that your child is in full outdoor PE Kit on both of these days, with indoor PE kit underneath on Tuesdays should they choose to wear it. Outdoor PE will be subject to suitable weather conditions.
Wednesday 6th February- Trip to Abbey House Museum
Friday 1st March- Trip to Nell Bank, Ilkley
Wednesday 13th March- Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Rivers2U van visiting school.
Date TBC- Visit to East Keswick nature reserve.
Friday 29th March, 9.00am - Parent Topic Invite
Tuesday 21st May - time tbc - Parent Topic Invite
Monday 15th July - time tbc - Parent Topic Invite 'Space'
Year 5 Reading
Children in year 5 should still read to parents as often as possible, and should aim to record any questions that are asked of them in their reading records at least once per week. They will also still need to record any reading done each day. Guidance on questions that parents can ask is attached in the documents section at the bottom of the page. There are no set texts for pupils to read in Year 5, although we do ask that children read as wide a range of text types as possible.
In addition to the online homework and learning log tasks, children are asked to continue reading daily, practising times tables and learning spellings. In addition to six new orange words to learn weekly, we will be recapping four that we have previously learned. Each half-term, there will be a test on all of the orange words learned so far. The full list of Orange words (year 5/6 statutory spellings) is attached at the bottom of the page.
Our Topic for the first half of Spring Term will be Victorians. Our lessons on this topic will cover:
Writing: This half term, we will be looking at the works of Rudyard Kipling, with a particular focus on the Just-So Stories. We will also be writing diary entries and a persuasive text. In each of these pieces of writing, we will be checking the following success criteria statements:
Reading skills and comprehension
Please continue to read a variety of different texts at home. Once you have read, write down the questions you have been answering (but not the answers) in your Reading Record.
As the children progress through school, the level and type of questions that they are asked in reading tasks increases in difficulty. This term we will be spending a lot of time focusing on authorial technique, which requires the children to think about why authors make specific vocabulary and phrasing choices and the intended impact on the reader.
A good tool to help support this skill at home can be found at http://reading.ecb.org/student/inferring/
Although the questions on this site can be a bit basic, they introduce the concept quite well so that parents can help support by asking these types of questions when reading with children.
This term, we will be focusing mainly on division and Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages:
Our Science this half-term will be related to the letter that was sent to all Year 5 parents before Chritsmas.In addition to our learning outlined in that letter, we will also consider the life cycle and reproduction of plants and animals.
This half-term, we will be looking at digital literacy, using Microsoft Office to complete a range of tasks.