11 Sep 2015

Year 5 Week 1- 11th September 2015.

We hope you had a lovely summer – the children have certainly returned well-rested and ready for the challenges of the new academic year.  We would also like to welcome the new starters at Bielefeld School to our class, who have settled in extremely well.

This week has been incredibly busy, with the children starting new topics in all the different areas of the curriculum. 

In English, we have looked at discursive writing and have spent time introducing the children to the Accelerated Reading programme.  The children have been really engaged with this exciting new initiative and have enthusiastically completed the quizzes associated to their books.

In maths, we have been revising place value, reading and writing 5 digit numbers in words and figures as well as completing place value additions and subtractions.  Mrs Porter and I have been immensely impressed by the positive attitude displayed by all of the children to maths.  Well done!

In topic, our study of World War 2 commenced with the children being transported back in time to 1940 to study The Battle of Britain, experiencing what it would have felt like to have lived through air raids.


Unless otherwise stated, all homework should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Maths  The children should revise their times tables in preparation for starting their challenges again next week.

Spelling  The spelling list was sent home on Tuesday after the spelling lesson.  The children should practise their spellings on four separate occasions during the week (as indicated on the sheet.)  The children will have a spelling test every Monday.

Reading The children should continue to read at least 5 times a week at home and record this in their journal.

Music Mr Reeves will set homework in his lesson on Tuesday which needs to be completed and returned to school by Friday of the same week.

Thank you for your support.
Have a great weekend!