Hello and welcome to Year 5.
The people who work in our class are:
Mrs Martin (Monday and Tuesday)
Mrs Owens (Wednesday,Thursday,Friday)
Our week in school and things to remember:
Tuesday– PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though,as sports day is coming soon.
Friday– Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change each Friday. The children will be taking home spellings on each Friday to practise throughout the week. They will then be tested on these on the following Friday morning.
What are we learning about this term?
We have the very scrumptious topic this term of ‘Chocolate’. Our literacy lessons this term will begin with us reading the novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’. We will be creating 500 word stories on a new room in the chocolate factory, creating a letter to convince Mr Wonka to produce our chocolate bars and writing advertising campaign to encourage people to buy our bars along with writing our chocolate recipes. In this cross-curricular topic we will develop maths, history, art, DT and ICT skills. We will use history skills to learn about the history of chocolate dating all the way back to the Atzecs, linking it back to our Victorian topic when we find out how Queen Victoria herself made chocolate a popular snack, while also looking at the geography aspect of how chocolate goes from bean to bar and how we can help the fairtrade cocoa bean farmers. In DT we plan to design and create our own chocolate bars. We will create ICT surveys to try to understand what people like in a chocolate bar and use this information to design packaging and creating our bars. Yummy. We always welcome volunteers who would like to come into class to help with some of our more practical topic lessons or to help listen to the children reading. If you do have any time to spare then please see Mrs Owens or Mrs Martin.
Homework- this term the children will be bringing home their homework books on a Friday. In these books they will have a maths sheet of the area they have been working on in their lessons, their new spellings list to practise ready for their weekly Friday test and either a comprehension or writing task. Please could the children bring the books back by the following Thursday. If they are unsure of any questions or need guidance they can bring it in on the Monday and a teacher will help them with it.
Reading– In our class we change reading books on a Friday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Friday morning ready to change it for a new book, we understand that as some children will be reading longer books now and may not change their reading books every week. Please write in your child’s yellow reading log to record when you have read with them at home, although we don’t always have chance to write a note back, we do check these books each week and children who have read at least three times receive extra dojos in class.