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Homework Topic – Year 5: St Elizabeth

 

Dear Parents,

I am really looking forward to teaching Year 5 this year and I know that all children will have a successful year full of learning, fun and high standards.

Expectations

- Parents should aim to have their children in school for 8.45am so they are ready to line up at 8.55 so their child can make the best start to their school day. Please ensure children are picked up promptly at 3.25pm.

- Children should have their ties done up smartly, with their shirts tucked in. If hair is longer than shoulder length, it should be tied back. No jewellery is permitted in school.

- PE kits should be left in school and should consist of trainers, blue shorts, white T-shirt and socks. In the colder months, dark blue tracksuit bottoms and a jumper will be permitted. Please note that girls should not wear tights underneath their shorts.

English

·       The text we will be studying this term is called ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick.

·       The children are expected to read aloud to an adult at home at least 3x weekly. Please sign the reading log to show us that this is happening. Please try to discuss these books with your child so as to maintain enthusiasm for reading.  In addition to reading, children will be expected to learn grammatical terms such as they perfect tense and passive verbs.

·       Please encourage your child to review the books they read as this will help them to develop their skills in critical thinking and comprehension.

Maths

·       This year children will be encouraged to master their times tables and will be covering a wide range of topics including:

·       Practice number value, place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measurement, properties of shape, fractions, statistics, position and direction.

·       Please encourage your child to see Maths in the real world using money and times tables.

·       Please also encourage your child to develop their mental maths skills at home by using the ‘hit the button’ website or downloadable app.

Humanities

- This term Year 5 will be studying the Anglo-Saxons (King Alfred).

Every Friday your child will be given homework to complete for the following Tuesday and your help in any of these areas would be very welcome. All homework books have a copy of the homework policy inside the front cover. Please remember to check over your child’s homework and sign so I know that you have seen it.

I am always happy to discuss any issues regarding the children throughout the year.

Thank you very much for your support and I look forward to meeting you all at the parents evening.

Yours sincerely,

OLIVIA GISBY

Class Teacher