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Welcome to Year 5

Autumn term 2 - Monday 5th November to Friday 21st December 

We hope you have all enjoyed the half term break. It is hard to believe that in 7 weeks we will be breaking up for Christmas.  Please ensure that children come dressed prepared for the colder weather that we are now experiencing.  PE kits need to be returned to school and should now include either a tracksuit or a warm fleece and joggers for when we do PE outside.




What we are Learning this Half Term. 

Maths

We are starting this half term learning the formal written method for multiplication. Learning multiplication is an important foundation for learning different aspects of mathematics such as division, algebra, long multiplication, and even fractions. For children that don't have a solid grasp of their times tables, they may find these other areas as well as multiplication hard to understand. It will aid your child's learning in school if you can encourage them to practice their times tables at home. After multiplication, we will be learning how to divide using the written method. 



English

The Firework-Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman. 


What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time? We will be using this enchanting story as inspiration for our writing in English. 





History and Geography (Theme)

Our theme for this term is Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Initially, we started off learning about mountains. We discussed the features of a mountain and learned that Mount Everest, is the highest mountain in the world and is over 8800 meters high. Using an atlas, we discovered that Everest is in the Himalayas and talked about the famous explorers who have climbed to the top.  Since then, we have moved on to volcanos and have learned what volcanoes are and how they are formed. We are now focusing on Mount Vesuvius, which is famous for the 79 AD eruption which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. 


Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe, and has produced some of the continent's largest volcanic eruptions. Located on Italy's west coast, it overlooks the Bay and City of Naples and sits in the crater of the ancient Somma volcano. We have been asking the children to think about how the volcano has impacted on the lives of the people in Pompeii in the past, how it still affect their lives now and how it could change their lives in the future. Last half term, we got to get the children to imagine that they are a citizen of Pompeii, a news reporter, at the time of an eruption and asked them to deliver a live TV report to update the world on what is happening.  This half term, we are finishing off our work on Volcanoes by making our own volcano, which we have then watched erupt. 



     
   

Science

In our Science topic of Earth and Beyond, we started off at the beginning of the term developing our knowledge of the Earth’s (and other planets’) place in the solar system, and their relationships with other bodies in space, in particular with the Sun. We will start this half term by learning how the Earth’s orbit determines day and night.  Later in the term, we will be learning about the phases of the moon. 


French


We will be learning how to express our opinion, different sports and the names for clothing in our french lessons this half term. 


PE


We really enjoyed our first game of handball, which is what we are learning in PE this half term. 


   

How to Support your Child's Learning at Home/Homework.  

Reading

This year, we are working hard to promote children's love for reading. Learning to read and reading for pleasure go hand in hand. You can help your child by encouraging them to read or by reading with them at home ever night, for at least 10 minutes. Reading on a regular basis will have a positive impact on your child's SAT results, which they will be taking in year 6. A list of the top 100 books to read in year 5 and 6 can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Reading aloud to your child can be one of the most enjoyable parenting experiences. We hope that you and your child create many loving memories as you explore books together. Sharing a book together with your child is time for bonding, relaxing and gives you the opportunity to escape into another world with your child. Reading for pleasure will help develop your child's vocabulary, communication, concentration, empathy and imagination. It is a well-known fact, that good readers make good writers. 

How can you help your child enjoy reading?

  • Take time to look together at the words and pictures in a story. 
  • Take turns to read. 
  • Stories can be shared with the whole family so why not invite siblings or other family members to join in.
  • Sit close together when sharing a book. 
  • Don't be afraid to use funny voices - It's a great way to make your child giggle.
  • When you talk to your child about what is happening in a book, give them plenty of time to respond. Try to ask questions that do not require just a yes or no answer. For example, ask them what they think will happen next or 
  • how a character may be feeling. 

Reading Diaries 

A Reading Diary has been given to each child to record what they have been reading. There are points awarded for each read (a read is 1 session on 1 day). We will be celebrating their reading when they attain 100 points, with an invitation to join the 100 club. The recommended reading list for Key Stage 1 and years 5 and 6 can be found at the bottom of this page.  We ask that you support your child by listening to them read every night for at least 10 minutes and then complete their reading records and return to school for signing the next day. Thank you for your continued support with your child's learning at home. 

Maths

Practising times tables at home is really important. Knowing times tables facts really helps children to feel confident in Maths, and enables them to make progress in areas such as calculating, fractions… even shape work can involve times tables – when we think about angles, for example. Being fluent in their times tables is essential for their SATs which they will be taking in May 2020.Knowing the tables facts (including division) means having rapid recall – being able to say the answer within about five seconds, not counting through the times tables to work it out. Please make sure your child practises as home: in the car, in the bath, on the way to school, straight after school as a matter of routine.


TT Rockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times table practice and Mathletics is an award winning interactive site that aims to improve pupils maths skills through fun activities linked to the UK National Curriculum.  Further information on Mathletics and TT Rockstars can be found in our Parent Information section on our website. Please encourage them to use both of these fantastic resources at home. 

If you do not have access to a computer, we have many resources in school to help, should you need them, including flip/flap cards and times table grids. 

Other online resources include; 
  • Mathletics 
  • Samlearning 
  • Hit the button                  
        

Our Year 5 age related maths expectations and maths mastery, term to term can be found at the bottom of this page.


Homework

The Government expectations for attainment have risen over the last few years and in order to help your child reach Age Related Expectations based on the New Curriculum, we are setting two lots of homework each week, one in Maths and the other in Reading Comprehension. This worked well over the last two years and increased the percentage of children achieving the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. The Reading Comprehension will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes this at home in order to keep up with what they are learning in school. 
 
Homework will be sent home on Friday and is expected to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Homework will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes and returns it on time in order to keep up with what they are learning in school. If it is not returned, it may result in them missing a playtime in order to complete it. 

Spellings will still be set on a weekly basis, please practise them at home prior to the test in school. 

Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership and we appreciate your ongoing support. 

Full details of our Curriculum can be found under 'Our Learning' page.  The age related expectations for Maths, Writing (with examples) and Spellings for year 5 can be found in the documents below. Additionally, there is information on Alan Peat sentence types and definitions of Grammatical terms, which we hope you will find useful. 

Children's University

We are really pleased to announce that we have signed up to Sheffield Children’s University. This scheme encourages and rewards children and young people for taking part in learning activities of their choice in their own time. Research shows that children and young people who are

rewarded for choosing to learn out of school feel proud and confident about their achievements and do better at school. 

The Children’s University celebrates children and young people’s achievements with award certificates and badges. To do this we count the learning credits that they earn out of school time – one for each hour. The national awards are:

Bronze (30 hours) 

Silver (65 hours) 

Gold (100 hours) …and these continue right the way up to 1000 hours! 

Gold awards are presented at special ceremonies at the Town Hall or universities to which a parent/carer is also invited. With each award children and young people receive, they receive a report which outlines their activities and accounts for each hour they have spent learning out of school. This report can become part of their record of achievement and evidences the learning they have taken part in out of school hours, which can be important when they begin to apply to further education or seek employment.  Please see the link below for more information. 

http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/home/work-with-us/local-cus/sheffield-childrens-university/home/

News and Events this Half Term. 

Mathletics is an award winning interactive site which is linked to the National Curriculum. Children receive points for each activity they complete. The more correct answers – the more points. Certificates are granted when a student earns 1000 points or more within one week. Children initially earn a Bronze Certificate, then a Silver Certificate once five Bronzes have been earned. One of our class has just been awarded a 'Silver Certificate' in assembly this week. This is brilliant and shows great commitment to improving their knowledge by learning at home. 


With his trusty cat in tow, Dick Whittington’s heading to town to seek his fortune – he’s heard the streets are paved with gold. But when he gets there, it’s hard to see the gold beneath the grime and King Rat is out to get him! We invited Pendle Productions back again this year as they performed a fabulous pantomime last year. Their performance this afternoon had the children enthralled from start to finish.The talent of the actors was astounding and lots of audience participation ensured the actors held the children’s attention throughout. The perfect Christmas treat!

    


Deepcar St John's children gathered along with staff, parents, grandparents, carers and friends at our Junior Carol Service this afternoon. After a heartfelt welcome from our wonderful host Revd. Hilda Issacson, the congregation enjoyed readings, prayers, poems, carols and a re-enactment of the Nativity story by brave year 3 children. The beautiful song Hope in Heaven explains the significance of each element of the Christingle. Candles flickered as our choir, joined by the rest of the school, sang exquisitely.The service concluded with Come All Ye Faithful, during which all the congregation were invited to sing along. A wonderful afternoon abd we are very proud of the children. Thank you for joining us.

        


Yummy Christmas Lunch -  Turkey and all the Trimmings. 

                                                                


The Waldershelf Singers are an independent mixed voice choir with around 68 members, who sing all kinds of music. They are from all ages and walks of life, with experienced singers and musicians, and some new learners. Together they love to sing and have fun. The Waldershelf Singers performed at 6.30pm on the 11th December at Deepcar St John's church along with Deepcar St John's Choir.  After the performance, Waldershelf Choir praised the children, especially loving the handbells. Well done Deepcar St John's, sounds like you were fabulous as always. Big thanks to Mr Horner and Miss Danks for giving up their time to run the school choir. Without their hard work and dedication our school choir would not exist. 







Our School Council organised a toys sale on Thursday 6th December 2018 and raised £63. The toy sale was to raise funds for iPads which will be accessed by all children in school. Thank you for donating all your unwanted toys to the sale and helping us to raise vital funds for the school. 

Our tree, kindly donated by Jacob DW's parents, is now up in the school hall. We are now proudly displaying all the amazing baubles that were entered into the 'Parents of Deepcar Students' best decorated bauble competition. All of the baubles look amazing and it was really hard for us to choose a winner from each year group. Each entrant received a certificate in assembly today. A big well done to our year 5 winner. 

     

On the 4th December, we welcomed back Reverend Hilda Issacson and her friends from church for a special Christmas Open the Book Collective Worship.  


Mathletics is an award winning interactive site that aims to improve children's maths skills through fun activities linked to the UK National Curriculum. Children receive points for each activity they complete.  The more correct answers – the more points. Certificates are granted when a student earns 1000 points or more within one week. Children initially earn a Bronze Certificate, then a Silver Certificate once five Bronzes have been earned. With four Silver Certificates, a children then receives the much-coveted Gold Certificate, demonstrating their long-term commitment to improving their maths knowledge at home. 


A big well done on earning your Bronze Certificates. 


Singing is good for you emotionally, physically and socially. It can help to develop a child’s imagination and creativity and allows them to try new skills in a safe environment. Being part of a school choir creates a sense of togetherness, gives children a sense of belonging and helps them to make new friends. A place for sharing, laughter and fun. We are very grateful to Mr Horner and Miss Danks, who both give up their time each week to run choir practise and to accompany them to many musical events. On 17th November, after weeks of practise, they performed at Bolsterstone Christmas Fayre. They were brilliant. Thank you to all the parents who came to watch. 

     


On Tuesday, 13th November,  a number of children from year 5 and 6 took part in an athletic competition, held at Stocksbridge High School. The competition held after school involved a mix of track and field events, where we competed against other schools in the area. We finished joint first in the field events and finished second overall, only missing out on first place by 1 point. All the children tried their hardest and were great ambassadors for our school. We are really proud of them all. 

 

We have really enjoyed receiving all your photographs for The Great Deepcar Bake Off, we hope your creations tasted as good as they looked. 


         

Suzy Senior, lives locally and in her spare time likes to write books for children. To celebrate the launch of her latest book, A Pirate Christmas, she joined Hilda Issacson on the 13th November for a special Open the Book assembly. Hilda, her pirate friends, Susie and children from St John's acted out the Nativity Story as you've never seen it before - through the eyes of Pirate Dad, Joe, and Cannon, the ship's guinea pig.



We have been talking about the meaning of Remembrance Day and the Centenary celebrations in Collective Worship and in our PSHE lessons. Our poppies are now on display in the Clock Tower Gardens. I am sure that you will agree, all the poppies look amazing. 

              



          

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance. The money raised through the sale of poppies provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families. Thank you to everyone who purchased a poppy from school and helped to raise vital funds for this amazing charity. 




BBC children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks to the support of the general public, they are able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK.  Their vision is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is:

Safe  

Happy and Secure

Allows them to reach their full potential

They do this by providing grants to projects in the UK which focus on helping children and young people who face a range of disadvantages, for example poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people. Children in Need is currently supporting 2400 projects across the UK.  The BBC Children in Need Appeal Night took place on Friday 16th November. The Appeal show is a whole evening of entertainment on BBC One with celebrities singing, dancing and doing all sorts of crazy things to raise money.  We supported this amazing charity on the 16th, by inviting children to come to school wearing something spotty and making a minimum donation of £1. Thank you for all your donations and helping us to raise money for this amazing charity. 

           
      
                                                                       


Future Events


We are really looking forward to our week dedicated to Art, which takes place week commencing 17th December. We will let you have more details nearer the time. 


To celebrate the last day of term, before the Christmas holidays, children are allowed to come to school wearing a Christmas Jumper. We are not asking for a donation of £1. This is because as a school we appreciate that Christmas is a very expensive time of year. Additionally, we are very aware and appreciative of all the support that you have given us already during the months running up to Christmas, for example, Remembrance Day, Children in Need, purchase of Christmas cards, the Samaritans Purse Shoebox Appeal. Plus the additional costs of school trips and residentials. The 'Save the Children' Christmas Jumper Day is on the 14th December and due to above reasons we will not be collecting £1 to donate to this charity. You are more than welcome to make a personal donation. Children need to come to school in school uniform as normal on 14th. Thank you.

We are delighted to be returning to Kingswood next year, from the 20-22nd March. Our year 5s have gone for the last few years and have had loads of fun. Kingswood is one of the leading residential activity providers, with over 130,000 visitors a year. The centre provide a rewarding and educational programme offering many National Curriculum lead modules combined with thrilling indoor and outdoor activities. To find out more, please visit www.kingswood.co.uk If you are paying by installments, your next payment of £70 needs to be paid by 30th November.  Thank you.

Facebook

Our Facebook page has been in place for over a year now, it is a great way for you to find out what is happening in school. We share photographs of what the children have been learning or pictures of the work that they have produced. We also use the site to keep you up to date with important information and give reminders. If you haven't already, please like our Facebook page. 

 
 

Regards, 


Mrs Bradwell and Mr Wasden. 


Autumn term - Wednesday 5th September to Friday 26th October. 

We have had an excellent and very busy start to the new academic year. It has been a joy to welcome your children into year 5 and they have quickly settled into their new class. Thank you as always for your continued support and we would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable half term. See you on Monday 5th October.


In order for children for to gain the full benefits of their education, it is essential that they attend school everyday. They are more likely to succeed when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for teachers and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of children are frequently absent. Children will low attendance rates are at risk of falling behind academically.  These children, from year 5, have all had either 100% attendance or achieved the school target of 96.5% this half term and were all awarded a certificate in assembly.   Additionally, we are really proud to have have achieved 100% weekly attendance as a class last week and a representative from class collected a certificate from Miss Jones in assembly. This is brilliant. 

   
  
  

The Good Citizenship award, is a new award that we will be presenting at the end of each half term. 
A certificate will be given to one child from each class who is kind, supportive, helpful and is a positive role model. When children receive citizenship awards, their positive behavior is in reinforced and teachers are given the opportunity to reward good behavior. Self esteem and confidence is improved for the award recipients and it activity promotes good behavior in the classroom. Here is our year 5 'Good Citizenship' winner.  
                                                        

We felt really proud in assembly today, when three children from our class were awarded certificates for going on Mathletics at home. This is amazing and will certainly help them in class. It is important for every parent or carer to support their child's learning at home, by encouraging and supporting them and being excited about what they are learning. 
 


Our House Point system is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and aims to be an integral part of our school community.  By awarding children House Points we aim to: reinforce positive behavior, create a sense of belonging within the school community, develop social interaction across the school, give children a sense of achievement, support an awareness of individual and collective responsibility and promote fun and excitement through friendly competition. A big well done to 'Tigers' our winning team, collecting the most house points over the half term. As a treat, all members of team 'Tigers' will get to come in non uniform on Friday 9th November. Well done Tigers. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the 19th at Deepcar St John's Church for our Harvest Service. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We are really proud of all our children. They all sang beautifully. Those children who stood and read poems, bible readings and prayers in front of a packed church showed such confidence. Thank you for all your kind donations of food, we have all been overwhelmed this year by your generosity and kindness.

 
  
  

      



This year, is the centenary of the end of World War 1. On Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018, people around the Commonwealth will be reflecting on the lives that were changed irrevocably, and those that were lost. Some 65 million men were mobilised across Europe during World War 1. Nearly a third of them – some 21 million – were wounded. Another 8.5 million were killed and some 7.7 million were taken prisoners of war. All of them had family and friends whose lives were changed forever by the events of 1914-1918. Deepcar St John's will be remembering and paying their respects by making poppies that will be going on display in the Clock Tower Gardens. We have been hard at work creating our poppies. The finished poppies look amazing and will look fantastic when they go on display next month.

             
           
                                                                          


Our first parents' evening of this school year took place on 15th and 17th of October. It was great to see so many parents over the two evenings and for us to be able to able to discuss how your child is progressing in school since they returned in September. 

What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time? We be writing our own descriptive text based on this enchanting story - The Firework-Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman. 



We started off our maths lessons this half term, looking at place value, it is important that children understand the value of a digit within a number before we move on to learning the standard written method. Over the coming weeks, we will be learning this method for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

Our theme for this term is Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Initially, we are learning about mountains. We have discussed the features of a mountain and learned that Mount Everest, is the highest mountain in the world and is over 8800 meters high. Using an atlas, we discovered that Everest is in the Himalayas and talked about the famous explorers who have climbed to the top.  


In our Science topic of Earth and Beyond, we will be developing our knowledge of the Earth’s (and other planets’) place in the solar system, and their relationships with other bodies in space, in particular with the Sun. We will also learn how the Earth’s orbit determines the length of a year and why we have leap years. Later in the term, we will be learning about the phases of the moon. 

We believe that a child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, should be at the heart of our school.  We use Picture News, which help to keep children up to date with the fast changing world around them. Our discussions and debates in our PSHE lessons with Mrs Needham,  help to challenge children's ideas and pre-conceptions; ultimately helping them to broaden their horizons and enable them to deal with the modern world. 



We would like to say a huge thank you to all the carers, friends and family members that joined us for our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 28th September. We are really grateful to all those people who kindly made and donated delicious cakes and buns for us to sell, helping us to raise as much money as possible for such a worthy charity. We hope you enjoyed your time in class, watching a spelling lesson. Thank again for supporting us.


We are delighted to be returning to Kingswood next year, from the 20-22nd March. Our year 5s have gone for the last few years and have had loads of fun. Kingswood is one of the leading residential activity providers, with over 130,000 visitors a year. The centre provide a rewarding and educational programme offering many National Curriculum lead modules combined with thrilling indoor and outdoor activities. To find out more, please visit www.kingswood.co.uk Letters regarding the residential were sent out to parents on the 14th September. If your child is wanting to go, and you have not returned your consent slip, please do so as soon as possible. A non refundable deposit of £40 needs to be paid online by Friday 5th October. Thank you.



On Monday 17th September, we welcomed back M and M Productions. M & M Theatrical Productions are UK's largest and most respected provider of theatre-in education. Their productions educate children, through the powers of entertainment and imagination, whist at the same time encouraging children to read for pleasure and explore their creative abilities. Their performance of a 'Little Princess, was packed with fun, laughter, excitement, great music and larger than life characters and also delivered an important message about bullying. Written specifically for children by their experienced team of professionals, their scripts, costumes, scenery and special effects all combine to ensure that from the very beginning, the children enjoyed a magical and enriching theatrical experience.





Basketball shooting practise in PE this week. 

   


On Wednesday 3rd October, we held a Parents workshop about the curriculum. This was opportunity for parents to discover what children can expect to learn this year and how best to support your child to meet the new raised standards. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us. A pack with information from the evening will be sent out to all parents in the near future. 



Our school will be taking part in South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership’s 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 15th October and finishing on Thursday 25th October 2018. (Friday 26th, is an Inset day) The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. We are competing against other schools from across South Yorkshire so we really do need your help. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part.  

Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will: 

1.  Improve health & wellbeing of our pupils & their families. 

2.  Encourage pupils and families to be more active 

3.  Reduce congestion and parking problems around our school. 

4.  Promote active travel for the journey to school and for families to continue after the challenge! 

During the challenge each classroom will have a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled actively will record their journey by adding a special sticker to the chart. Those pupils with 10 stickers on the chart at the end of the 10 day challenge will be awarded a special '10 Day Active Travel' badge.  Please do your best to be active on your journey to school and help us complete the challenge. 

Thank you. 


Don't forget to send your child with their PE kit when we return to school. All children should have the following, which should be kept in a named bag in School:-
  • White T Shirt, plain or with the School name and logo
  • Plain navy shorts/PE skirt
  • Navy Blue tracksuit top/bottoms for PE outside in cold weather. School tracksuits are available. 
  • Black plimsolls for indoor use. - Trainers are not allowed for indoor PE.
  • Trainers for outdoor PE lessons.       




Please also note that Friday 26th of October is an Inset Day and school is closed to children.


The Government expectations for attainment have risen over the last few years and in order to help your child reach Age Related Expectations based on the New Curriculum, we are setting two lots of homework each week, one in Maths and the other in Reading Comprehension. This worked well over the last two years and increased the percentage of children achieving the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. The Reading Comprehension will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes this at home in order to keep up with what they are learning in school. 
 
Homework will be sent home on Friday and is expected to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Homework will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes and returns it on time in order to keep up with what they are learning in school. If it is not returned, it may result in them missing a playtime in order to complete it. 

Practising times tables at home is really important. Knowing times tables facts really helps children to feel confident in Maths, and enables them to make progress in areas such as calculating, fractions… even shape work can involve times tables – when we think about angles, for example. In Year 5, they need to know all the tables facts so they can start thinking about prime numbers, factors etc.  Being fluent in their times tables is essential for their SATs, which they will be sitting next year.

Knowing the tables facts (including division) means having rapid recall – being able to say the answer within about five seconds, not counting through the times tables to work it out.  Please make sure your child practises as home: in the car, in the bath, on the way to school, straight after school as a matter of routine. 

TT Rocks Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times table practice, which children have used in school and is a great way to for children to learn their tables. Please encourage them to use this at home. If you do not have access to a computer, we have many resources in school to help, should you need them, including flip/flap cards and times table grids. Other online resources include; 

  • Mathletics 
  • Samlearning 
  • Hit the button                   
  • TT Rockstars
        


Spellings will still be set on a weekly basis, please practise them at home prior to the test in school. 

Please continue to encourage your child to read at home, it is a well-known fact, that good readers make good writers. We ask that you support your child by listening to them read every night for 10 minutes and then complete their reading records and return to school for signing the next day. 


Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership and we appreciate your ongoing support. 

Full details of our Curriculum can be found under 'Our Learning' page.  The age related expectations for Maths, Writing (with examples) and Spellings for year 5 can be found in the documents below. Additionally, there is information on Alan Peat sentence types and definitions of Grammatical terms, which we hope you will find useful. 


Our Facebook page has been in place for over a year now, it is a great way for you to find out what is happening in school. We share photographs of what the children have been learning or pictures of the work that they have produced. We also use the site to keep you up to date with important information and give reminders. If you haven't already, please like our Facebook page. 


 

Regards,  


Mrs Bradwell and Mr Wasden 


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Mrs Pearce,
5 Nov 2018, 12:36
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:50
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:50
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:50
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:50
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:50
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:51
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Mrs Pearce,
23 Jan 2017, 10:51
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Mrs Pearce,
3 Dec 2018, 12:26