Welcome to 5PM!
The children have settled in really well in Year 5 and have been working hard on their learning. It's been great getting to know each other, and Mrs Fermor and I are looking forward to the year ahead.
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 the four operations will be the focus - addition subtraction, multiplication and division.
We have enjoyed a visit by a fantastic 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 in which the children were able to try 8 other languages. The children really enjoyed their visit to Dunster Castle which supports our learning in topic.
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. The children have access to the secure Pixl times table app which can be downloaded free of charge. The passwords will be sent home with the children at the beginning of next term. A good website for is hit the button. topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button