Welcome to the Year 5 Class of 2017
This year the class will be taught by Miss Tindall (class teacher) and by Miss Walker on a Monday afternoon. Ms Gerrard will also be helping with Maths groups and Miss Baldwin and Miss Ashworth will be supporting the children in class. A dance coach will lead one of the weekly P.E. sessions and the children will also attend swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon.
Each Friday, Maths and English homework will be sent out; this will either be set online or through the use of relevant booklets and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. New spellings will be sent home every week and will be tested on a weekly basis as we develop our understanding of different spelling rules. Over the course of a half term, the children will be issued with approximately three creative tasks to undertake in their learning journals. These will be sent home on a Friday with the intention of encouraging the children to recap and further explore an area or topic that we have been looking at over the week.
We read frequently throughout the week, whether it is individually, shared reading or in a guided reading group. So reading for at least 10/15 minutes every day would be very beneficial. Books can be changed in school any day of the week; please ensure book reviews are completed in order to receive another book. All children must complete an 'Accelerated Reader' quiz after they have read each book.
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, I am always happy to help.
Introducing Chestnut School Council Members
All of the pupils that were interested in becoming this year's school council members gave a speech to the class telling us all why they should be chosen. After a very close vote, this year's members are:
Maizie and Tom
They will be attending school council meetings and will listen to any suggestions that the rest of the class may have.
Introducing Chestnut Eco Council Members
We have decided to set up an 'Eco Council' in school to help the school to become more environmentally friendly. The children prepared speeches and voted for who they wanted to represent them in the meetings. The children chose:
Sophie J and Scott
They will be attending meetings and will listen to any suggestions that the rest of the class may have.
Each term we will study different topics. Here is the Spring 1 curriculum overview:
This term, you will be given a homework pack. There will be Maths, English and spellings activities to complete each week.
In Chestnut class, we are enjoying our new spelling scheme 'No Nonsense Spelling'. Here are some top tips to help you to learn your spelling rules at home.