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 Mrs Kelly and I are really looking forward to the coming year.
In English, we have been working on our defeating the monster tale and have decorated cakes to look like Medusa to help write our character descriptions.
Place value and number sense has been the focus in maths so far and next half term sees us hone our skills in addition subtraction, multiplication and division.
Aswell as our cake decorating event, we have also enjoyed a visit by a circus, where we had the opportunity to watch a performance and try out circus skills for ourselves - all in a big top on the school field.
Along with all the other Year 5s in the local schools, we will be visiting Robert Blake for a modern foreign language event - the children may even have the chance to learn some Swahili! Other upcoming trips will encompass a visit to Dunster Castle to support our learning in topic and a chance to experience the solar system up close and personal in a space dome next half term in science.
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.