Are You Ready to be a ROCK STAR?
Dear Parents of children in Class 5.
We will be watching a variety of different film extracts throughout our work, in order to enthuse and motivate the children. Although, on occasion, the complete film may be certificated PG or higher - every effort will be taken to ensure that extracts shown to the children are age appropriate.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Homework Activities and Going the Extra Mile!
Dear Parents of Children of Class 5,
The main focus for Class 5 Homework Activities this year will be Key Skills in English and Maths. We would like the children to practise the National Curriculum spelling patterns each week (see below). In addition, we will continue to work on these focus spellings during class time. Spelling tests are planned periodically throughout the year to enable the monitoring of progress.
Children should aim to read five times a week. Reading regularly underpins all learning. If your child can only manage five minutes one day, but can read for longer on another day, this is fine (sometimes we are busier on some days than others - or just tired!).
Each half term the children will need to practise a selection of Maths KIRF's (Key Instant Recall Facts). It is important that these are practised regularly - little and often, and that the children become proficient in answering a variety of questions relating to these facts at speed. We hope to add some website links that will be useful for you and your child over the coming weeks.
Times tables should be practised throughout the year. The children will be using a website in school to test their speed with times tables, and they are encouraged to use this at home, where possible. (See link below)
We would be extremely grateful if you could complete the slip in your child's diary each week (by Friday) to inform us that your child has completed each activity at home.
If the children would like to complete an additional activity (for extra Dojo points!) - they may choose one of the 'Going the Extra Mile' activities from the grid. It would be great if all children could aim to complete one of these activities each half term. The focus of these activities is innovation and creativity. Work that demonstrates outstanding creativity and effort will be displayed on our classroom wall, and may even feature in one of my 'blogs'!
Many thanks for your continued support.
Class Teacher/English Co-ordinator
Click here to start the test - timestables.me.uk/
Helpful Websites and Games
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Weekly Spelling Patterns to Practise:
Well done to Connie, for completing some tricky Maths mastery work independently!
Michael Morpurgo's Coming Home
Welcome back to Class 5!
I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas holiday! Many thanks to those families who sent in gifts for myself and Mrs Lester. It was extremely kind and thoughtful of you.
Although this is a short term, we have got a lot of work to squeeze in! In English we shall be using the Pere Lachaise cemetery as a focus for descriptive and narrative writing plus some drama work. We will also be writing Persuasive letters and writing poems and instructions within our topic work using the theme of Robin Hood. In Maths, the children are focussing on fractions as well as lots of problem solving challenges!
The children will be continuing to work hard for individual and team 'Dojo' points, Each member of the class has been put into a 'Class Dojo team' or 'house': Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.
Our class timetable is below. In addition, details of homework activities - with more to be added over the next few weeks! Any support that you are able to give your child with these key areas is greatly appreciated.
This year our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. This is always subject to change though, so kit is required to be in school each day please. Please ensure that your child has both an indoor kit and an outdoor kit (including a warm sweatshirt). In addition, long hair must be tied back and no jewellery is allowed. Hair bobbles and tape (for earrings that cannot be removed just yet) must be provided from home please. Many thanks for your support.
Please note that the word COLOUR should contain a 'u' & NOT as it appears below (American spelling).
Maths Key Instant Recall Facts:
Class 5 will be receiving 'Dojo' points for their hard work. They will be trying hard to use the 'Super 7 Learning Behaviours' which contribute to great learning and progress! Our 7 learning behaviours are: perseverance, 'on fire', bravery, focus, co-operation, good thinker and 'going the extra mile.' This week our winners are Cody, Alfie and Joshua with 14 points! Our House Team winners are Ravenclaw with 66 points!
Please find below our class timetable. This is subject to change at any time and is therefore not 'set in stone'!