Welcome to 5CC!
The children have settled in brilliantly into Year 5 and have been working hard on their learning. It's been great fun getting to know each other, and Miss Howe and I are really looking forward to the coming year.
In English, we have been working on our warning tale and have visited the canal in Bridgwater to help write our setting descriptions.
Place value, addition and subtraction have been the focus in maths so far and next half term sees us hone our skills in multiplication and division.
Aswell as our trip to the canal, we have also enjoyed two further events to support our learning. Along with all the other Year 5s in the local schools, we visited Robert Blake for a modern foreign language event - the children even had the chance to learn some Swahili! Then, Mr Manley delivered a fascinating talk on WW1 and WW2 and his work with the British Legion. The children were really interested in his experience of visiting the battlefields and also in the objects he brought with him to show us.
Below is some key information that you may find useful.
Please ensure you record any reading that takes place at home with a simple comment inside your child’s Reading Record. Children can read books, newspapers or even web pages (educational of course!) and can self-sign to say that they have read.
Spellings are handed out on a Friday ready for a test the following Friday. Please make sure the children are practising their spellings every week. Children can practise their spellings in any way they like – we have sent home a list of suggested techniques (some are quite fun!) to help the children learn the weekly list.
These are also handed out every Friday. At the start of the year, all children in Year 5 started on their 3 times tables. It is essential the children practise their times tables every week ready for their test on the following Friday. When the children have answered all 60 times tables questions correctly they can then move up to the next level. We currently have 4 children on their 6 times tables! I have included a couple of recommended websites for children to use to help with learning their times tables below.