Introducing the Year 5 Team
5SP – Miss Pawelczyk – Class Teacher, Miss Bird – Trainee Teacher, Mrs Hutt – Senior LSA
5CD – Mrs Delvalle – Class Teacher, Miss Whittaker - LSA
This spring term our theme is ‘The Shang Dynasty’. During this topic the children will be learning about the location and geographical features of China and its ancient history. The children will be developing their map skills, making comparisons between China and the UK. They will then look at how The Shang Dynasty of ancient China shaped the country, looking at the traditions, religions and cultures.
The children will also learn about this theme through their other subjects including English, Art, Design and Technology and Science.
In English we will be spending 4 weeks on a text allowing children to full immerse themselves and build upon the skills needed for each writing purpose. In Maths, the children will start the term by looking at fractions. They will focus on simplifying and comparing, adding and subtracting and converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.
The children are expected to read every day and they will be given a spelling’s rule to learn each week. It is also important that all children are practicing their times tables regularly.
The Year 5 homework grid will also be issued each half term. This will include various activities based on our current topic. The grid can be found on the school website. This homework is optional; however is a great way for you to get involved in your child’s learning and to complete them together, as a family. The homework will be celebrated in a class show and tell session and may even make it onto our classroom displays! We would also love to see photos of you completing your efforts; these photos can be emailed into the school office.
Please make sure your child has their home school diary in school every day.
Year 5 will have PE every Monday and Tuesday.
The children need to have their PE kit in school every day during term time and it will be sent home with the children at the end of each half term.
The children have one PE lesson with their class teacher and the other lesson with Mrs Westcott. Some of these lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in school at all times.
The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey PE T-shirt and black shorts for inside. As the weather becomes colder the children need to bring in warmer clothes for PE outside. They need to have a pair of trainers in school and they can bring in black or navy tracksuit bottoms and a black or navy jumper. Please remember to give your child an extra pair of socks if they are wearing tights that day.
The children will take part in Forest School sessions on Wednesdays throughout the Autumn term (letters with more details will follow closer to the time).
The children will need to bring a change of appropriate clothing in a named bag each week.
If there is anything else you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher they will be happy to make an appointment with you.
Incidentally, to help you to keep informed throughout the year, this and further newsletters will be uploaded to the school website.
All of the staff in Year 5 are looking forward to working with you and your children over the next year.
Year 4 and 5 Phase Leader