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Welcome to Year 5.
The teachers in Year 5 are Mrs Chappell (Class 7), Mr Hartley (Class 8 and Year Leader) and Mr Sandell (Class 9).
We also have seven teaching assistants - Mrs Venner, Mrs Hedderly, Mrs Webb, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Percy, Mrs Lomasney and Mrs Kundi - who will be working in all three classes throughout the week.
Our first term's topic is South America, which will be part of our geography unit.
In science, we will be studying forces and Living things in their habitats, whilst in D.T. we will making our own South American biscuits.
Thank you for sending in all the lovely South America homework from your holidays.
During the week we will set two pieces of homework - maths and spellings. The maths homework will be on a rotation of times tables activities, Mymaths and a worksheet to consolidate or extend the work that they have been doing in class. The children will be asked to learn a list of spellings and to complete an activity. We also request that you listen to your child read for 10 minutes 5 times a week and ask them questions about what they have read. Every half-term the children will be given a topic based project to be complete over an extended period.
The homework will all be set on a Wednesday and then due back in on the following Tuesday morning. As we are trying to develop the independence of the children it will be their responsibility to hand in their work on time.
Year 5 ICT challenge
This term, year 5 will be learning about the importance of limiting our time on technology and how vital it is to stay active and healthy. As part of our e-safety unit, we will be setting challenges for your child to complete over a number of weekends to see if they can restrict their use of technology. These tasks are optional, however it would be really helpful if all children, and maybe adults, could have a go.