Summer Term in Year 5
During the Summer Term, as well as developing your child’s literacy, speaking and listening, mathematical, PE and computing skills we will be studying:
Science - We will be exploring materials and their properties.
Topic - We will examine the Anglo-Saxons and answer the question ‘Would you have liked to live in Anglo-Saxon Britain?’
RE - We will have two designated days on Sikhism: Friday 19th May and Friday 16th June.
PSHE - We will also be completing the Heart Start programme on first aid and heart attacks. As usual, during the second half of the summer term, we will be providing sex and relationship education, using the Chris Winter Project materials. If you would like to find out more about the project, you can look on the website: www.tcwp.co.uk . Our topic is: Talking about Puberty, Male and Female changes and Puberty and hygiene.
Trips and Workshops
Thursday 11th May, we are having a ‘Life in Saxon Britain’ workshop, where the children will experience life in Medieval England. We also have the Wildchild trip, which runs from 12th to 14th June. There will be more information to follow about this.
PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for both classes this term.
As you will be aware, your child requires a PE kit. They should bring this in on Monday and leave it in school until Friday, so that it is available for clubs, or in the event that the PE class timeslot changes. Please make sure the children bring in kit suitable for indoor and outdoor P.E. according to the uniform policy. Please also ensure that each item of clothing is named and put in a PE kit bag that is also marked clearly with your child’s name. PE is a compulsory activity. If your child is unable to do PE for a medical reason, a letter must be given to the class teacher to explain why.
Sports Day will be on Thursday 6th July. (more details to follow)
Water and fruit: We suggest every child brings a bottle of water to school every day to drink from in the classroom. They are also welcome to bring in a piece of fruit to eat at morning break. Please ensure your child’s water bottle is labelled with their name.
Please continue to help your child to establish a regular homework routine and ensure that homework is completed to the best of your child’s ability and handed in on time. If there are any difficulties please drop your teacher a short note.
Reading - Please encourage and support your child to read regularly and discuss their reading with you. They have been given a Reading Record book which contains information about how to record their thoughts, ideas and responses to their reading.
Mathletics - For maths, your child will be set work on Mathletics, an interactive website which follows the national curriculum. If you have any problems with accessing the internet from home please let the class teacher know as we may be able to provide support here. The maths should take about twenty to thirty minutes. Maths homework will set and checked on a Monday.
Speed table tests will be on Fridays.
Talking homework will continue to be sent home on a Friday. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your child’s learning with them at home and to follow up on areas of interest through further research using reference books and (if available) the Internet.
Spelling – The school continues to follow a specific spelling programme. As well as learning core spelling patterns, the children are expected to identify their own common errors. We will also be having a spelling test every Friday based on the spelling list which was sent home at the beginning of term. We ask for your support in ensuring your child is practising daily.
Punctuality and Absences Please ensure that your child is punctual in the mornings. Your child needs to be in class for register at 8.55am each morning. If your child is absent for any reason, we would be grateful if you would telephone the school office on 020 8874 1301.
We look forward to a happy and successful term