Class Teacher: Miss State
LSA: Miss Bragg
I have been truly impressed with how 5CS have handled the start of Year 5. They have demonstrated readiness towards their learning and it is lovely to hear so many positive attitudes. I am looking forward to watching everyone in 5CS grow and thrive this academic year.
Below is some key information that you may find useful.
Once every term, children sit a Star Reader assessment which helps in identifying an appropriate book level for them. Every day, the children are given time to read a book of their choice (based on their suggested book level). Once the children have read their books, they can sit an AR quiz which, if they get above 80%, means they can go up a book level. We ask that they spend some time reading at home - whether that’s their AR book, or in the form of a comic, magazine or a non fiction book on cars (anything that sparks their interest in reading).
We ask that you ensure you record any reading that takes place at home with a simple comment inside your child’s Reading Record. If the children read certain books from our reading recommendation list, they earn a sticker and 5 Dojo points.
Spellings are handed out and tested each week. Please make sure your child is practising their spellings every week. Children can practise their spellings in any way they like.
In English, the children were introduced to our writing stimulus for the next few weeks, 'The Ghosts of Père Lachaise.' Through drama and discussion, we are beginning to get to grips with the notion of character description. We are also revising and building on our SPaG understanding, paying particular attention to word classes.
Place value and number sense has been the focus in maths so far. In the past few weeks, we have covered writing numbers in words, ordering and comparing numbers. More recently we have been learning about partitioning, negative numbers and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.
Human growth and development is the focus in science. We are learning about the lifecycle of a human from prenatal through to old age.
In history, the children have been learning about Britain in the 11th Century, key events such as the Battle of Stamford Bridge as well as key characters like William the Conqueror.
Our starting point in French will be in learning greetings, classroom commands and the alphabet.
In RE, we are learning about Hinduism, what they believe in, their gods and how they worship.