22nd February 2016
Re: Technology day at Maltings Academy – Tuesday 1st March 11am-1pm
The children have been invited to Maltings Academy to attend the above event. We will be leaving school after playtime and return to school by 1.30pm.
As they will be having a later lunch, children will either need to bring a packed lunch on that day or they can order a baguette from school.
It might be advisable to bring in a fruit snack at break time, so that the children don’t get too hungry!
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Mrs A Broadhead
World Book Day 2016 - The biggest Book Show on Earth
Year 5 have a fantastic opportunity to visit the Mercury Theatre (Colchester) on Wednesday 24th February to be part of the 'Biggest Book Show on Earth'. They will be able to hear from 6 of the country's top authors. Visit their websites below.
Look out for a letter from class giving details and cost.
Spring term 2016:
Swimming on a Monday afternoon, (the children all brought a letter home, if you have not seen this please ask in the office).
Friday afternoon - PE will be outside, the children will need their winter PE kit including trainers. In the Autumn term some children did not always have the correct kit and there were times when they went on a muddy field in their plimsolls which is not ideal! Also if for any reason your child is unable to do PE please send in a note, if we don't get a note they will have to do the lesson as PE is part of the New National Curriculum.
As last term homework will be sent home in their homework folder every Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Thank you for your support with homework this term we have been very pleased with the children's work.
The children are trees in this years production, please can they wear black or brown bottoms with a green top. THe dress rehearsal is next Friday 4th December, please can they bring their costume into school before then in a named carrier bag.
Anti-Bullying week 2015
In class this week we watched a video clip about bullying, we discussed the different types of bullying and why people may do it. We also discussed ideas for what to do if they are being bullied or they see someone else being bullied. The children then designed their own posters.
Week beginning 16th November
This week is National Anti- Bullying week. In class we will be focusing some of our work around this topic.
On Thursday we have been invited to attend a Technology day at Maltings Academy. We will be going and returning in school time. Please can the children have a packed lunch on this day.
Tomorrow your children will be bringing home the overview for the 2nd half of this term along with the topic homework.
During the term we will be adding various Maths activities on Active Learn that will reinforce the work done in class.
It is always a busy half term with the run up to Christmas but our routines of spelling tests and times table tests will continue, please continue to support your child in their learning of these. We have been very impressed so far with the commitment the children have shown to completing all their homework, learning their spellings and tables and recording their reading in the reading logs.
As always please make an appointment to see us if you have any worries and thanks for your continued support.
Autumn term 2nd half overview
Welcome to Year 5
I hope that you all had a very relaxing Summer holiday and are raring to go this term. You will find our topic overview for this half term here. Children are very welcome to bring in any items from home relating to our topic.
Children will receive a reading record book this week (Friday 11th September) to record their reading both at school and at home. Children read every day in school, as part of our DEAR reading approach. Usually we read for 30 minutes, although sometimes it may be a little shorter. The class enjoy sitting in the library to read, take quizzes and choose new books.
Children will take part in weekly reading sessions with the teacher, and should have their book stamped or initialled by the class teacher when this is done.
On other days, children are encouraged to record the book they are reading and what page they are on.
It would be wonderful if you could encourage good reading habits with your child at home. They do not necessarily have to read their reading book, reading could be part of an activity at home e.g. cooking and reading a recipe, reading rules to play a board game, reading a magazine or comic. That way it should not become an onerous activity, but one they enjoy and can be shared in a variety of ways.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could listen to your child read several times a week. I do not expect you to listen to them every day, although if you do, don’t stop!
Also, if you read to your child, or you read a book together as part of your routine, that can be recorded too.
PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If for any reason your child cannot take part in PE on a particular day, please let the class teacher know in writing, or leave a message in the office.
We have been very pleased with how the children have been returning their weekly Maths and spelling homework on time each week.
Next week we are looking forward to seeing the Space topic homework the children have been working on this half term.
Last Friday we downloaded some Maths games onto the Abacus Active Learn site for the children to access using their passwords, these games are linked to learning over the previous 2 weeks. We will be adding new games to this site over the next few weeks. If you have any problems with accessing this site please let us know.
Space Topic homework
We have been amazed by the high standard and variety of the homework that has been coming into school this week! We have seen models, posters, collages, power points and fantastic writing.
We hope the children have enjoyed doing this work as much as we have enjoyed looking at it. We also appreciate all the effort you, as parents, have put in to support your children with their work. If you have the chance at the Parent/ teacher meeting on Thursday try to pop in to class to see the wonderful display being created.
Over the half term we would like the children to continue to learn their tables, they know what one they need to learn next. Also if they could visit the Active Learn website there are some games on there which will support the Maths topics we have covered this half term.