Jet Class's Useful information:
Teacher - Mrs Bromhead
LSA - Mrs Keeling
Homework will be given out on Fridays and will be expected to be returned by the following Thursday. Additionally, please encourage the use of TT Rockstars and Purple Mash as well as reading every day.
Please ensure school bags are small enough to fit in a classroom tray - big bags are causing a trip hazard in the classroom.
PE is on a Thursday -please ensure indoor and outdoor kit are both in school - joggers and a jumper or jacket as well as shorts and a t-shirt. Please ensure that children have all the required P.E. kit in school every day, as there may be times we need to change the timetable, or have extra lessons, especially as spring is fast approaching. No jewellery to be worn for PE - this includes earrings.
Sponsored Read – 3rd March – 10th March
Parent / Carer Coffee Morning – 20th March 9 – 10am
British Values Week – Week Beginning 30th March
Welcome to Jet Class Blog - Spring 2020
Welcome to Jet’s new class blog. We have an exciting half term planned, including 2 themed weeks – Book Week and British Values Week as well as a visit to The Appleton School. The children have been doing fantastic learning so far in Year 5 and have made great progress with their reading, writing, maths, science and art too. I am such they will continue to work hard throughout the term.
Our topic this term is Animal Magic, a science based topic, which we hope will inspire them to find out more about the natural world as well as helping to make the world a better, safer place. In this topic children will learn about life cycles and reproduction in plants and animals. We will also complete art work and clay models based on the animal kingdom.
For maths we will continue building confidence and our skills in fractions, decimals and percentages; fluency with our times tables; shape and measure; and improving our reasoning skills. We will focus on the 3 and 6 times tables this term - please encourage your child to learn this by heart. We have a weekly times table test, usually on a Wednesday. We will also be applying all our mathematical skills to solve reasoning problems.
In English the children will write stories with suspense and persuasive texts about recycling and saving the planet. We will need to develop lots of technical skills to make these texts as good as they can be. We will also be working on improving our editing techniques with a focus on spelling.
In spelling this term we will focus on learning more words from the years 5 and 6 spelling list. We will also look at homophones (eg aloud/ allowed, affect/ effect, past/ passed), words with ‘ei’ and ‘ie’ spellings (eg chief, fierce, receipt, eight) and using root words to support spelling. Spelling tests are usually on a Friday.
For our class book we will continue reading The Beast of Buckingham Palace and will also explore a range of other challenging extracts and poems including The Tyger by William Blake and The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
Reading is a vital skill; please support your children with this by encouraging them to read daily. Encourage them to read a variety of books and remember, they will still get pleasure from reading to you or being read to by you. To support their comprehension, we would suggest asking them a few key questions about what they have read, for example: What happened in the story? What did you find out? How did the character react? Why? How do you know? By Year 5, children are responsible for choosing and changing their own reading books.