We are back!
It has been brilliant welcoming the children of year 5 back to school, the children have returned looking smart and shiny and are very keen and happy. This week, we have really got to know each other with a few activities designed to find out about our peers, our strengths and what our interests are. We have explored emotions in a whole new light and written some fabulous poetry, full of evocative imagery, related to emotions. we have had our first session with our new PE coach Mrs Edwards. This week, we worked on invasion game skills, starting with netball (see photos)
With the sad news today, we have had a sombre end to the week as we felt this was appropriate. The children have taken part in a memorial assembly rather than a praise assembly.
We will be observing the national mourning in line with our Trust schools and as age appropriate.
Miss Penny will write more about this in her news letter.
New spellings will be sent out for this half term. I will put a digital copy on Class Dojo. There will also be a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning coming soon to Dojo, I will send a paper copy home at the same time. In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum.
Next week, the children will be working on Place Value in Maths, working on their new text in English (I will keep you in suspense until Monday), in Science, we will start to look at Separating Mixtures and in Computing, we will work on our Internet Safety skills.
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing - it looks like it may be dry, for part of it at least.
See you on Monday
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