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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 5, this is an introductory letter to inform you of the weekly routines in Year 5. We are looking forward to welcoming the children and, during the summer term transition days, have already been impressed with the children’s eagerness to learn. This year, the Year 5 team is; Blue: Mrs McGovern and Mrs Landles and Yellow: Mr Odell, and Miss Taylor.

What and When 

PE: Children need to come into school wearing their PE kit on days when they will be doing PE. Please ensure that earrings are removed before your child comes to school on PE days, if your child is unable to remove them independently.

Home Learning is set via Google Classroom on Fridays and is due in on the following Thursday.

Times Tables are tested frequently. It is important that children are practising these regularly at home as well as in school. Log in details will be sent home for Times Table Rockstars/Tackling Tables. 

Accurate spelling is of equal importance and we encourage all children to use Spelling Shed to extend their spelling skills. EdShed log in details will be sent home for this service. 

Your child will have an independent reading book. To maximise their progress in reading and therefore in writing, they are expected to read at home for at least 20 minutes each day, both independently and to a willing listener.

The curriculum for this term will include:

English: The children will be studying key authors, discussing different styles of writing and developing ideas, grammar and punctuation skills through a range of writing opportunities based on our theme.

Mathematics: The children will be learning effective ways of solving the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The key focus will be on place value since a sound knowledge of place value and times tables is essential to making good progress in mathematics.

RE: The RE study programme focuses on understanding the Creation story and that God calls us to care for the wonderful world He has created for us for which we all have a responsibility to take care of.

Science: The science focus will be on learning about Space. We will learn about the location and movement of the Earth and other planets, understand why we have day and night and how the phases of the moon change.

Computing: The primary focus this term will be on E-Safety.

History: The focus in history will be on developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings following their Year 4 learning on the Romans.

Music: The children will be expanding their music skills as part of a programme that includes learning to play the ukulele. This will include Year 5’s participation in Music for Youth and the Norfolk County Music Festival in 2023.

PE: Year 5 will be practising and refining different skills within hockey and badminton. Year 5 Blue PE days will be on Tuesday and Friday and Year 5 Yellow’s will be Wednesday and Friday.

We look forward to an enjoyable and hard-working year and getting to know your children. For more information about what your child will be learning please check the Year 5 section of the school website later this week.

Should you have any questions or queries at all, please contact your child’s class teacher via DOJO or for more confidential queries via email.

Kind regards,

Fiona McGovern fmcgovern4mru@nsix.org.uk Elliott Odell eodell5tr7@nsix.org.uk Year 5 Class Teachers