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Snow Leopards - Year 5

Summer Term 2 2017
 

A warm welcome back to school after our half term break. We are now in our final weeks of Year 5. It has been an amazing journey and we have all learned so much. I can't believe how quickly the year has gone by and the amount of work we have gotten through.

 

The Summer Term is always a busy one and we have lots of fun activities to look forward to, such as our Sports Day. Each day, the children are taking part in the 'Golden Mile' challenge, with the aim to walk as far as we can, across a six week period. We ask please that the children have a water bottle, a sun hat and they have sun cream put on in the morning, to protect them as much as possible.

 

I look forward to the rest of our Year 5 journey together.

 

 

 

Dates for your diary:

Monday 5th June - School restarts

Friday 16th June - International Day (Non-uniform)

Thursday 22nd June - Class Assembly

Tuesday 27th June - Induction day (Meet your new teacher)

Friday 30th June - Sports Day

Monday 3rd July - INSET Day

Saturday 8th July - Summer Fayre

Thursday 20th July - End of Term

 

Below there will be a series of links to help in building a bank of resources for our Topic. If you have any more suggestions, please let me know.

Africa - Egypt

The Great Mystery of the Pyramids of Egypt

Get to know the mystery of the pyramids of Egypt! Did you know that it is estimated that each pyramid took 200 years to build and the Great Pyramid of Giza has more than 2 million blocks of stone?

Super Drew Time Travels to Ancient Egypt | A Stupendous Drew Pendous Superhero Story

When the Cool School class was at the museum, Nikki told Drew about the legend of Sphinx's missing nose: whoever finds it get their wishes granted! He goes back in time to find Ray Blank, who was erasing the nose! Will Drew be able to stop the evil Ray?

Author visit to Year 5

Homework

 

Every child in the school is given weekly tasks to complete at home. Please ensure that the maximum amount of effort is put into completing these tasks, as they will help inform your child's learning in class and some may also form the basis of some lessons. If your child can complete these tasks independently, it will give a true reflection of their knowledge, however we are also supportive of parents helping their children if they become stuck on a task. If you or your child feel that the homework is a little difficult, please come and talk to me before the due date, so we can discuss if extra support can be provided to them.

 

Please ensure that presentation in homework books is of the standard expected in your child's school books. It is important that the homework is neat and legible. This will foster the same attitude to work completed in lesson and shows their pride in their work. 

 

CHALLENGE BY CHOICE

Each week the children choose an activity to complete from our challenge by choice grids. They can have a go at whichever one they would like to do. It is always great to see the results of their tasks and sometimes to even taste them. Have fun with whichever activity you choose to do. Don't forget to tick off the ones you have done, in order to get your treat for a full row.

 

READING

Please ensure your child reads every night for 10-15 minutes. They will need to bring in their reading book and signed homework diary into school every morning. Those who don't read at home, will catch up in their lunchtime.

 

LITERACY AND SPELLINGS

Your child will be provided with a spelling list on a Thursday, in which they will need to learn these ready for a test, the following Thursday. To practice their spellings, pupils can use a variety of strategies to help them. These can include 'LOOK, COVER, WRITE, SAY, CHECK', writing a series of sentence, or even a short creative piece of work relating to that week's English lesson focus. There may be an additional piece given to help in key areas such as, punctuation, grammar or creative writing.

 

MATHS

Pupils are asked to practice their timestables on a short, daily routine. They usually have a times tables test on Tuesday, however their knowledge of their number facts greatly improves their daily performance in numeracy. In addition, extra challenges will be provided on a weekly basis which will require children to talk about their maths and use different strategies to work out the answers.

 

Homework handout day: Thursday

Homework due day: Tuesday

(Should there be any problem with meeting the weekly deadline, please speak to me, or send a message to me through the office, before Tuesday.)

Getting Out and About

 

It is always nice to compliment in school learning by having some fun trips to museums and outdoor centres at the weekends, or during the school holidays. They provide an excellent opportunity to delve into a subject more and increase one's knowledge further. See below for some places to go.

 

      

REMINDER!

Our PE lessons will be every Tuesday and Wednesday, but in case there is a change to the timetable, please ensure PE kit is kept in school everyday and only taken home to be washed.

 

Also please ensure that the correct uniform is worn to school each day and that school shoes are worn, not trainers. The uniform code can be found on the school website, or a copy can be obtained from the school office.

A Message from Mr Bernard

 

We are now five sixths through our Year 5 journey and this half term is the final leg, before the Summer break. Time has really flown by quickly.

 

Please could you remind your children that their relationships with each other are important and their behaviour needs to meet the standards that we expect in Year 5. As they move on into Year 6, they need to set the example for our younger children and show visitors to the school what a fantastic place it is.

 

If you have anything you wish to discuss, please come and see me, so that we can arrange a time to meet. I am available at the beginning and end of the school day as well.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mr Bernard

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