November 2017

Dear parents/carers,

Welcome to the second half term of year 5. We hope you and your children have settled into the year well.

The topics we will be studying this half term are:

History- Getting Equality

Music- Journey into space

Geography- Earth from Space

Art- Containers

PSHE- Bullying

Science- Earth and Space

Computing- We Are Cryptographers

P.E

Children are reminded to wear full school P.E kit, including shorts for indoor activities, and to have a change of shoes for this lesson. Children are not to wear jewellery during P.E lessons to prevent injury. Class 4 will have P.E on Wednesday and Friday, Class 3 will have P.E on Monday and Thursday and Class 5 will have P.E on Monday and Tuesday.

Homework

As usual, homework will be given out on Monday (to be returned on Wednesday) and Wednesday (to be returned on Friday). Some homework will be given electronically on the computer. During the weekend, children will be expected to continue practicing their number bonds, multiplication tables and weekly spellings.

How you can help your children at home

We encourage children to read aloud to an adult at home as often as possible to improve their fluency and understanding of a variety of texts. Your support with this is greatly appreciated. With this in mind, parent helpers who are interested in reading with the class can do so by talking to the class teacher to arrange a time to come into school. Please remember to ask children questions about what they have read as this helps to solidify their understanding.

Important information and dates for your diary

Last day of term- 20th December

As always, if you need to speak with the class teacher regarding your child, please feel free to visit them briefly after school or for a longer consultation please see the teacher to set up a meeting.

Kind regards,

Mr Greene (class 5), Mr Brewer (class 4), Miss Georgiou and Miss West (class 3)