Dear pupils and parents, wit's hard to believe but we're into the Summer term already. We have lots of fun topics and learning coming up, so check back here for any updates. Also, this term we will be adding some pieces of work from the children to the website, so be sure to check out the relevant section further down the page later in the half-term.
Mr Duffy & Mrs Grange
PE DAYS UPDATE
In the first half of summer term, PE will remain on Tuesdays and Fridays. Both PE sessions will be outdoor lessons (dependent on weather) so children will need to wear their outdoor PE kit.
Tuesday 30th April- Local walk down The Avenue to look at flood damage from Boxing Day floods- outdoor clothing required.
Tuesday 30th April- Final Squash session at CALSA- indoor PE kit required.
Thursday 9th May- Visit to East Keswick nature reserve.
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 Summer Term Term will continue to be Rivers, with a local history/geography focus.
Writing: This half term, we will be looking at newspaper reports, character descriptions and mood/atmosphere in fiction writing. 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 decimals and percentages.
This half-term, we will be studying two different science topics- properties and changes of materials and forces.