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Sacred Heart RC Primary School

together we live and learn, we play and pray

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Journey through space, the final frontier…

Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

We are looking forward to ‘getting stuck into’ our Autumn term’s theme - ‘Stargazers’. This theme will have a heavy Science-focus throughout. 
 

English themed activities over the term will include writing a biography, a short story narrative, a letter and a personification poem.

In D.T/Art, we will be creating artwork using a range of materials. We will also be creating a large scale model solar system, creating different elements such as planets, asteroids, comets and moons from wire and Modroc.

Over the term, the children will participate in whole- class reading lessons; we will use our current class book, Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, for some of these sessions.

Weekly spelling sessions (Tuesday – Thursday) will continue.

Maths lessons will follow the revised Year 5 curriculum and include focused arithmetic sessions and opportunities to practise Times Tables Rock Stars in class.

Homework
There is an expectation that children will read at home daily either with an adult or independently. Their diaries will be regularly checked by the class teacher. This will need to be briefly recorded i.e. date, title and pages read.
 

Children should also regularly improve their times tables knowledge by completing sessions on Time Tables Rock Stars (the children’s logins are available from the class teacher should we require a reminder).

Spelling homework will be given on a Tuesday. The children will be given a list of spellings to learn and there will also be a short activity for them to complete (linked to their spellings). They will be tested on their spellings on a Friday.

 

Further classroom Information
PE kits need to be in school all the time please. Our P.E days will usually be  Wednesdays; however, this may be subject to change.

School water bottles are welcome in school at all times- please ensure these only contain water unless other arrangements have been made with the class teacher/ head teacher.


We are looking forward to the exciting year ahead and will work hard to ensure we have a happy, productive and successful year. Please don’t hesitate to speak with us at the end of the school day if you have any concerns, questions or issues.

Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Curtis & Mrs Wilson