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Homework Topic – Year 5: St Elizabeth

Dear Parents,

I wish you all a very happy new year. I can’t believe how quickly the school year is going! We are already a whole term into Year Five.

Thank you for all your support last term with your child’s learning at home. Please continue to support your child’s learning by making sure your child is on time and dressed appropriately for school. This term PE will mostly be carried out within the school hall due to the cold weather however there may be times when your child will be outside. Please ensure your children are prepared by sending in the school’s winter tracksuit. Thank you to parents who have already sent these in.

Reading remains paramount to your child’s education. We ask children to read to an adult at least three times per week, and for them to ensure homework is always handed in with a signature to confirm it has been checked by an adult at home. I have already seen the positive impact of the set reading comprehension questions (which I gave out to most parents at parents evening). Please continue to use these as an aid to supporting your child’s reading at home. If you need a copy of these, please make a note in your child’s reading record or catch me at the end of the day.

During maths this term, as we continue the mastery approach to mathematics, we will be looking at multiplication and division as well as fractions and decimals later in the term. Times tables must be continually reinforced at home to develop fluency and confidence so please remind your children to make full use of the ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ app/website.

During our English lessons this term, we will continue reading The London Eye Mystery. The children thoroughly enjoyed this text last term and I am looking forward to seeing more of their fantastic writing! Children are being increasingly encouraged to write at length with increasing sophistication (including relative and subordinate clauses to add detail; commas, semi-colons and brackets).

In science this term we will be continuing the topic ‘Earth, sun and moon’. The children have been informed that this term they will be expected to complete a research project at home (in addition to the usual spelling and maths homework) looking at UK Space History specifically. A separate letter detailing the expectations for this project will be sent home.

It is important for the children to participate in projects like this as it will help prepare them for secondary school.

Finally thank you for everything you already do to support us with your child’s learning and wellbeing, we really do appreciate it. I look forward to seeing you all again at the next parents evening at the beginning of February. Please do make a call through the office or catch me at the end of the day if you have any questions or require any support with your child’s learning in the meantime.

Yours sincerely,

OLIVIA GISBY

Class Teacher