Welcome to Owls!
Class Teacher: Miss Winfield
Welcome to Owls.
I hope everyone had a safe and superb summer break, and enjoyed some time in the sunshine. I’m so excited to get started on what promises to be an amazing year!
Although things may be a little different in school, we have a fantastic term lined up for year 5 and everyone will be back into the swing of things in no time! We are beginning with some transition days to get everyone settled and comfortable before introducing our exciting topic ‘How can we survive?’ – An exploration of South America’s climate and wildlife; looking at rainforests and how deforestation can affect us as well as thinking about how animals adapt for survival. All this will help us think about our own survival and the skills needed both emotionally and physically.
In English, we will be looking at the book ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell and looking at our inference, deduction and vocabulary skills. We will also be using this book to help us build our grammar understanding such as recognising and apply relative clauses and fronted adverbials. In addition, we will be spending part of our week on reading activities and reading for pleasure – I will be reading ‘Skellig’ by David Almond out loud to the class, just for them to enjoy. Could I ask that children also have their own reading books with them every day, be it a book from home or school.
Mathematics will primarily focus on number, place value and the 4 operations. This will provide a fantastic foundation of maths understanding. Of course, we will be continuing times table practise within school but additional practise at home is expected as this will be a fantastic help to their overall maths learning.
PE will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Keep checking back to see all the fantastic things we are doing, in the photographs below.
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