Autumn 1 - 2021
Welcome back after the summer holidays. We hope you are all well and have had a restful break with your children.
We will continue to remind children about our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty. We will use our reward system 'Brookhouse Monster's University' to recognise good behaviour and attitudes. If your child is in the winning University team, they will be given a reward at the end of the term. PSHE will also play a key role, this will take place through class and assembly sessions .The topic for the Autumn Term for PSHE is Mental Wellbeing. Homework will be given out on a Friday and we will expect the children to hand it in on a Wednesday, so it can be marked. There will also be some online homework which will be through a variety of online platforms such as Purple Mash, SPAG, TTRS and Reading Plus. The Autumn 1 topic is called 'A Kingdom United'.
Our main focus for English will be reading and writing Legend stories and Persuasive Texts, we will do this through the use of ‘Talk for Writing’ strategy of imitate, innovate and invent. As well as this, we will be focusing on the skills needed to invent our own piece of writing and look at writing cross-curricular through other subject areas. Whole class reading will continue to take place every day, through which we encourage children to focus on new vocabulary in the text and the comprehension of the text. The school has purchased a three year subscription with an online reading resource called Reading Plus, which improves pupil's reading age but it does rely on the children using this resource on a regular basis. So please make sure they are using it at home. Please support your children in their reading of school books, at home for ten minutes every day. We will continue to encourage children to improve their Oracy skills through participating in the project Voice 21.
Our Math's lessons will provide pupils with the opportunity to learn using concrete, pictorial and abstract models. They will then learn to apply this knowledge to reasoning and problem solving - QUACK (Please ask your children what this means). We will begin with Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. There will also be opportunity for online learning via Purple Mash. Please encourage your child to practice their timetables at home. In order to aid them with this, your child can use the online program 'Times Table Rockstars'
This half we will be learning all about Properties and Changes to Materials. Please encourage your child to learn their knowledge organiser which should help them with their weekly quiz. They will need their prior knowledge learnt in Years 3 and 4 about materials. Further extending their knowledge about the changes some materials go through and how these can be reversible or irreversible.
In Year 5, P.E will take place every Friday so please make sure your children come to school in their full P.E kit - Yellow P.E shirt with the school's logo, black joggers, shorts or leggings and their school green sweatshirt, as we will be trying to do P.E outside weather permitting. In our P.E lessons we will focus on Athletics skills of running, jumping and throwing.
Music lessons are delivered by Bolton Music, the children will be continue to learn playing the instrument they began in Year 4, the recorder. These lessons will take place every week on a Tuesday.
In our History topic we will be covering the Anglo-Saxons. They will learn about life during that era, key events and people. They will sequence events, dates in chronological order whilst also trying to link with prior learning. Please encourage your child to learn their knowledge organiser which should help them with their weekly quiz.
This is an extremely important term for Year 5 as it introduces them to new concepts and knowledge at a Year 5 level. Therefore it is essential that your child attends school every day.
Meet the Year 5 Teacher meeting has been arranged for the 22nd of September at 8.50 am via Zoom. I will send you an email with the link so you can join the meeting.
Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Mrs S Hussain (Class 5 Teacher and KS2 Leader)
Mrs F Patel (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Mrs R Esmail (SSA)