The Year 5 teaching team this year are:
Miss Burgess 5B
Mrs Sims Monday - Thursday 5R
Mrs Fernandez Friday 5R
Mr Shirodkar 5S
Our support staff for the year are:
Miss Hubbard, Mrs Kinasz, Mrs Windmill, Mrs Bloch, Miss Plowman
Happy New Year and welcome back to Spring Term 1
This term in Literacy we are continuing to improve our language and writing skills with a text about an alien landing. The children have already begun to use their story mapping and acting skills to recall and retell the story. We will then be working on using this format to produce our own exciting alien invasion tale.
In reading we are using space themed texts to help us improve our retrieve and inference skills . During reading week (29th January - 2nd February) we will be looking at different poems and creating our own poems to publish in a Yattendon anthology.
Our focus this term in Maths is the addition and subtraction operations. We are particularly working on how to do these mentally without a written method. We have been looking at a variety of calculations and thinking about which mentally strategy (e.g. rounding, partitioning or counting on) we would use and when we might need to apply this in a real life situation.
Our new Science topic for this half term blasted off in spectacular fashion with a visit from a Planetarium. Here the children got the amazing opprotunity to 'see into space' and take a closer look at the planets and stars. We are also investigating all the skills needed to be an astronaut and undertaking weekly challenges to see if we have what it takes.
In ICT we are learning about creating webpages with the aim of publishing our own space webpages.
The Home Learning letter will be sent to you on Thursdays via email in order for us to be a little more environmentally friendly; you can also still find a copy here on our Year 5 page. Home learning will consist of a maths and literacy task each week as well as a longer piece of work to carry out over the half term which is topic based. In addition, some children have been given times table sheets to practice in order to help them become fluent in all their tables.
Home Learning is due in on Tuesdays and Home Learning club will be available on Friday lunchtimes in The ICT Suite.
Spellings will be given out on a Thursday and tested on the following Thursday.
Please make sure children are remembering to hand their home learning in on time and are recording their daily reading in their Home School Contact Books. This is something that the school is monitoring.
Don't forget if you need to talk to us about anything please contact the office to arrange an appointment in order to ensure we are available.