Owls Newsletter Spring 2020

Welcome to Year 5 Owl Class!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020.

English

Again, we will be really focusing on reading this term. Even though your child is year 5 it is important that you continue to read with and to him/her. Talk about the book. Read yourself, so you’re your child can see that you enjoy reading and that it is not something you stop doing when you leave school. Children are expected to read 5 times a week, and they all have a bookmark that they can record on. Last term the children really enjoyed ‘How to train your Dragon’. This term we will be reading Floodlands and Kensuiki’s Kingdom – both of which will fit in very well with our geography topic about rainforests.

Maths

Maths will be mostly fractions and decimals work this term. However, still practice those times table to death so that you know them inside out and upside down. Challenge your child by asking questions like

“If you know 5 x 6 = 30, what else do you know?”

Possible answers could include 50 x 6 = 300, 5 x 60 = 300, 50 x 60 = 30000.

Topic

This term we will be studying the rainforests. This will also fit in with our science work about animals. We will be looking at various environmental issues so you may get nagged about your carbon footprint!

Computing

We are extremely lucky to be working with a computer specialist who will be teaching the children how to program.

PE

This term PE will be on Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that children have their PE kits in school at all times as extra PE lessons are often added to our weekly timetables. Please make sure that your child can take their earrings out if they have pierced ears.

Please remember – if your child has their ears pierced during the school year, they cannot do PE for 6 weeks.

Class Assemblies and Activity Mornings

We will be holding a class assembly and activity morning on Wednesday 26th February.

Seesaw

Please sign up to Seesaw so that you can see what your child is learning in school.

And finally… please do come and chat to me if you have any concerns about your child’s well-being or learning.