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2nd October

Maths and GPS books

Please complete Autumn term test 3 in each book. These should be brought back into school for marking on Friday 9th October. 





Note for parents

In year 5, children will soon be issued with reading books appropriate to their reading band within the school's new reading scheme. As with the previous reading scheme, children will be expected to read through the books within each band and read to an adult in school in order to progress to the next band. There will be sufficient bands to ensure that children are reading a book from the reading scheme during their entire time in primary school, therefore there will no longer be children designated as "free readers" and not on the reading scheme. Because of this, it is advised that children also have a book of their choice that they read for pleasure. Children can read either their school reading book or their own reading book at home, provided that they are not neglecting one or the other type of reading. 


Please ensure that you read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day and with an adult at least once per week. Any questions that are asked by adults should be recorded (preferably by children) in the Reading Records although the answers do not need to be written down. In the current circumstances, Reading Records should not be brought into school for teachers to check. A new system of recording reading online will hopefully be being trialled in the next couple of weeks. 



The next six orange words to learn are: ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached, available, average. These will be tested on Tuesday 13th October. 


In addition, you should continue learning the spelling words for Unit 1 (words with silent letter b) that you have recorded in your spelling log book. These will be tested at the end of the unit. 



Please complete, by Friday 9th October, the online tasks on . You will need to sign in using the username and password that you were issued in class. If you need a reminder, please ask Mr. Duffy or email 


Times tables/mental maths

Times tables tests were due to start this week but, due to my absence, this did not happen. These will now start next week. Please continue to learn your times tables in preparation for this. Equally, you should continue to work on mental maths skills by practising the questions we have been working on in class (addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers digit numbers, adding and subtracting 10, 100 and 1000,  multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit).