Class Teachers - Mrs K. Johnson
Teaching Assistant - Mrs L. Ambrose
- Mrs J. Savill
- Mrs L. Bentley
Autumn Term 2019
We have a busy term ahead of us.
‘Crime and Punishment’ will be our first half term focus, studying the history of crime and punishment through the ages. In English we shall be reading ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty and a narrative poem, ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes which will link to our work in History.
After half term, our focus will switch to geography through our topic ‘Magnificent Mountains’. It will link to our book in English, ‘King of the Cloud Forests’ by Michael Morpurgo.
Full details about our curriculum for this academic year may be found on the school website.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and should be returned the following Wednesday when it will be marked in class. The task should take no longer than 30 minutes and will either be an Arithmetic test or a reading comprehension. A half termly spelling list will also be included in the homework folder and these should be practised weekly. Children may still use https://spellingframe.co.uk/ activities to support their learning.
I would ask that you continue to read with your child on a daily basis, questioning them on what they read, and ensuring that they understand the vocabulary being used, checking using a dictionary if necessary. Children are rewarded for regular reading through the school reading challenge which continues in Year 5.
Our times tables superhero challenge also continues, even though the children have now completed their times table test in Year 4. Please take advantage of some of the lovely activities available on line, and through Times Tables Rockstars for which your child has their own login. If you have mislaid your login, please let me know and I shall re-issue it.
PE lessons will be on Friday afternoons and will be taught by a qualified sports coach. Please make sure that your child has suitable kit including sports shoes suitable for outdoor use, navy blue joggers and a hoodie in case it is cold. Just to remind you that our school PE kit consists of navy blue shorts and a plain white t shirt. All students should be able to remove their own earrings for these sessions. Please could you also make sure that long hair is tied back and that socks are provided for the girls when they wear tights.
I am looking forward to working with you again and should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me or make an appointment with the office so that we can speak after school.