Year 5 Autumn 1
I hope everyone has had a lovely summer break spent with family and friends. Everyone should be refreshed and ready for the academic year ahead. My name is Miss Martin and I am the new year 5 class teacher, I am thrilled to be a part of Brookhouse and excited to get to know you all. We will continue to remind the children about our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty. Also, we will hold a celebratory golden assembly every Friday for those children that are upholding our values and working extremely hard. Our rewards system is Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points - if your child's team wins, they will be rewarded with a party at the end of term.
Our topic for this half term: A Kingdom United!
English: We begin this half term’s English by exploring a range of British Legends. We will explore the characters, settings and themes within a variety of legends and use them to plan and write own very own British legend. We will then explore persuasive writing towards the end of the half term.
Please encourage your child to read regularly, books will be changed at least twice a week, and to learn their spellings each week ready for their spelling tests on Mondays.
Maths: Maths is a core subject this year 5 cohort are passionate about. Over the course of the term children will have covered a numbers of topics, starting with place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry and measure and statistics. We will continue to focus on developing three areas of maths: fluency, problem solving and reasoning.
Please encourage your child to practise their times tables up to and including 12x12 and to use MyMaths at home which is a useful tool for revisiting areas of maths which they may need more practise with.
Topic: As this half term’s topic is A Kingdom United, the lead subject will be Geography as we explore the United Kingdom. In PSHE we will be covering healthy lifestyles in order to educate and promote health and well-being.
Computing: For our computing this half term we will become game developers utilising a programme called Scratch. As e-safety is important, we will also discuss the importance of staying safe online throughout the topic. With this in mind, please ensure that you monitor your child's use of the internet and have open discussions about how to stay safe online with your children at home.
PE: This half term Blackburn Rovers Football Club (BRFC) will be leading the P.E sessions, currently we are learning the art of dance which is interlinked with our topic. We are also fortunate enough to receive additional sessions focusing on the joy of moving therefore we will need kit in for Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit each week, and can I please ask that children do not wear earrings on these days.
Homework: will be given out on Fridays and is expected to return to school on Wednesdays. Each week children will have home reading, spellings, times tables up to 12x12, MyMaths and occasionally topic homework to complete. Children are expected to complete their homework to a high standard and bring it back in time.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our class page. If you have any queries, there will be opportunity to speak at the end of the school day but if you would like a more formal meeting, please arrange a time with a member of the year 5 staff at the office. I am looking forward to the academic year ahead.
Miss S Martin Mrs F Khonat Mrs H Sheikh
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant One-to-one Support