WELCOME TO CLASS 5!  

Summer Term 2018

                  

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Dear Parent/Guardian

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Term.  I hope you have had a nice relaxing break over the holidays.

P.E. & Games

Please ensure your child has both kits in school from the first day back.  If the weather is nice we could move P.E and Games to different days.  We also have a specialist rugby coach working with our class on Thursday afternoons for the next half term.  The children could get quite muddy so please ensure they have a spare bag for muddy shoes.

PE lessons (indoor) in class 5 will normally be on a Monday afternoon. Games lessons (outside) will normally be onFriday afternoon. 

For PE lessons the children need a plain white t-shirt and black shorts. Bare feet are fine for PE although black pumps are preferred to avoid any injury.  

An outdoor kit is required for Games lessons, which should include a warm pair of joggers or a track suit, T shirt, jumper plus trainers. To avoid your child missing Games, it is advisable that they keep their kit in their locker during the week.

Could you please ensure that your child’s kit is named as there are often unclaimed items in the classroom.

In P.E:   Athletics and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.  

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In Games:  Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Rugby.

                                          

Reading:-

Your child will bring home a reading book and reading record every day to share with you. We will ensure that your child is heard read at least once a week by a teacher or a teaching assistant. As part of their homework children are asked to read each evening to an adult (house points will be awarded). In order to help us monitor your child’s reading progress please could you continue to write a comment in their reading logbook.

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Reading is not only about the completion of books and moving through the scheme, but also about your child's understanding. Please do not read a book a night with your child, read no more than 15 pages at any one time.  After this, discuss the text/story with your child.  This will help them to think about what they have read and will also show you that they have understood the content.  This is vital to enhance your child's reading ability and their enjoyment of reading.

Homework:-

Year 3 & 4 children are asked to do a small amount of homework each week. This will consist of:-

* Reading every night with an adult
* Learning weekly spellings following a given list and pattern
* Learning their times tables starting with the 2,3,4,5 and 10 x. Then progressing onto 6,7,8, 9, 11 and 12x. The children need        to be able to chant the times tables in order but also answer questions in a random order based on their knowledge.
* Occasionally, reinforcement work may be sent home for completion.

Topics:- 

In Literacy we will be looking at non fiction writing, report writing and poetry writing.  Plus we will also be looking at up levelling our writing by using the SPAG being covered in grammar activities.  Also the children will be reciting a poem of their choice to the class, this is to promote their listening and speaking skills.

In Maths we will studying time, weight, volume, capacity and problem solving involving all forms of measures.  We will also be studying statistics and data handling, venn diagrams, carrol diagrams, time distance graphs, pictograms and bar graphs.

Please support your child by helping them to learn the times tables at home. If your child knows their times tables they will find all aspects of maths easier.  Times tables are crucial for fractions, division and problem solving work.

In Science we will be studying habitats and plants.  Looking at ways in which plants grow and live.

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In History  we will be studying The Ancient Egyptians,  How they lived, clothing, jobs, school, food, drink, religion and comparing all our findings with how we live today.  

                                                 

In Art we will be studying Picasso and looking at his different styles of art.  We will also be looking at colour blending, sketching skills, still life and 3D art too.

                             

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Graham.

Websites

You may find the following websites useful in supporting your child's learning:

http://www.hamiltonathome.org.uk/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

http://durham.schooljotter.com/coxhoe/Curriculum+Links

http://www.maths-games.org/

Below - "In a (not so) dark, dark classroom....some skeletons lived!" 2 views of our latest classroom display!

   

Below - our magical hall display of wand designs (photo taken by James)

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