Class 5A (Year 5)
Mr I Abram (Class Teacher) Mrs P Holden (TA) Mrs J Lynch (TA) Mrs A Worden (TA)
Autumn Term 1
Welcome to Class 5A. Here are a few details to help you organise yourselves at the start of a busy half term:
Mondays and Wednesdays – children to wear the correct PE Kit to school on these days. Outdoor focus this half term is on Rugby skills.
Ideally, pupils in Year 5 should be reading on a daily basis at home but if this is not possible, the minimum expectation is to read at least 3 times a week. We do have a monitoring system in place in 5A in the form of bookmarks that need to be signed by an adult every time they listen to you read.
This is handed out every Friday and is due in the following Thursday.
Maths homework is linked to the work completed in class that week to reinforce learning.
English homework consists of a spelling list, a grammar worksheet and a comprehension task (plus reading at least 3 times a week).
Please ensure homework books (green A4) are in school Thursday a.m.
New spellings (linked to the National Curriculum) are given out as part of the homework pupils receive on a Friday and a spelling test takes place the following Friday.
Class 5A have already been working hard. In Maths we are continuing to develop our arithmetic and reasoning skills whilst studying place value addition, subtraction and statistics.
In our English lessons we are enjoying reading 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz. We are basing much of our written work, vocabulary development and comprehension skills around this interesting and exciting book.
When MI6 recognises his potential, Alex Rider is armed with secret gadgets and sent on his first mission. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in mortal danger.
His first assignment may well be his last.
‘Crackling with suspense and daring’ - The Guardian.
In Geography, we are continuing to develop our map work skills this half term concentrating on The Geography of the UK (in the context of a countrywide wide topic e.g. energy use).
In RE we are asking the question ‘ Why do some people believe God exists?’ and shall be completing studies related to the upcoming Harvest celebrations.
Our Science focus is ‘Light and ‘How we see’.
Please keep checking back for important dates and information for Class 5A as well as information and photos about our fantastic learning this year.