The first whole week of term and it has been an action packed one! This week we have worked on storytelling and reading response in English. Rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1000 in Maths, the Elizabethans in History and a Coronavirus Social Story in PSHE. The children have also had their first sessions with Miss C (RE and Art) and Mrs Mathews (Music). They have also had extra daily exercise and meditation and another fabulous PE session with our Saints coach Mr Ansell.
I have been monitoring the children’s reading folders and have been impressed by how many of you are reading every night, so well done ( I am aiming for this to be everyone next week). I have also received my first piece of Wider Curriculum home learning, which I will enjoy reading next week. Please can I ask that all children have a go on Times Tables Rockstars this week, they all logged on in class today, so should remember their login details. Times tables really are an invaluable piece of Maths knowledge, as it has a real impact on your understanding of so many other areas of Maths.
We will have our first spelling test next week on Monday, using the first 10 words from your child’s list. I will post the Topic web for this term, spelling words and the finalised timetable for the class here over the weekend.
I have been really pleased to see how happy and settled the children have been on returning to school and I look forward to seeing them develop as year 5s both academically and in personality and attitude.
I hope that you all have a good weekend, see you on Monday.
Friday evening and it’s the end of the first week of the new normal at school. It has been a successful first week, with everybody feeling safe and enjoying being with their friends, as well as getting back to learning. We have undertaken a few sessions based on our history topic of the Elizabethans, studied the Book of Hope in English and covered Place Value in Maths - we are currently looking at rounding to the nearest 10. It has been great to hear the majority of the class read- socially distanced of course! I hope you have been able to read and think about the wider curriculum home learning that I sent out earlier this week, as part of our home learning, can I please emphasise the importance of reading at home, at least 10 minutes every day makes an enormous difference, firstly in the way our children learn and develop - nearly 80% of everything that we learn is based on reading of some sort! Secondly, the children will experience quality writing, which they can use as inspiration for their own. Thirdly, they will expand their vocabulary far faster than those who do not read. Finally, it’s enjoyable and fun and helps them to develop imagination.
I can also recommend sharing books with your children, it is one of the most rewarding experiences and through talking about what they are reading, or listening to, you will see an enormous difference happening, very quickly.
Could I also ask that people practise on Times Table Rockstars as we will be using this as a challenge every week, the challenge will be unveiled soon. Spellings for this half term will come out on Monday and will be posted on Dojo as well.
The children had a great time in their PE lesson earlier with Mr Ansell, they played team games and were superb- see the pictures.
Next week, will be our first on our regular timetable this term and the children will have Music with Mrs Mathews and Art with Miss C on a Tuesday afternoon, as well as RE for a session on Wednesday afternoon. I will post our timetable on Dojo next week.
Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you on Monday.
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