The Summer term is here, even if the weather hasn't caught up yet! So remember bring your coat everyday because even if it rains we will be going outside, as we all need fresh air and a break from the classroom.
Here are a few points for you to familiarise yourselves with. Please see the links at the bottom of the page for the up-to-date curriculum maps and subject overviews to see what we will be up to this term/year. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.
5C are welcome to read any of the books from the classroom book corner in school. Children are now allowed to bring in books from home, as long as they stay in school until they are complete (ie they don't go back and forth between home and school on a daily basis). Please continue to hear your child read and discuss books with them as regularly as possible too. A reading record will be kept in school but will not need to be completed at home.
Children are invited to bring their own snacks to be eaten during morning or afternoon break times. Snacks should be a healthy food choice such as fruit or a cereal bar. Chocolate bars and crisps are not considered to be healthy snacks.
Homework will be assigned on the VLE every Monday and needs to be uploaded when completed by the following Monday please. Each week, there will be spellings and Maths homework for Year 5. Please also help your child to practise their mental maths skills regularly, including times tables as well as other random maths calculations. A reading and writing task will be set on Purple Mash and the children are also encouraged to read as widely as they can at home.
P.E. sessions take place each Tuesday for this term. Please ensure your child wears their full P.E. kit to school every Tuesday. Children will no longer be getting changed, so no P.E. Kits need to be brought into school. Please remember to send your child in appropriate footwear (pumps or trainers) as well as their school jumper/cardigan and coat.
If you have updated your phone, or recently moved, please update your contact details at the school office as soon as possible, this assists us greatly to keep our files up to date.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
On Tuesday 6th July, Year 5 were incredibly lucky as they got to go on a trip to Christ the King High School for an exciting Science Enrichment Experience. As soon as we walked in, our eyes were drawn to a crime scene in the corner of the room! We were informed that there had been a crime within the last 8 hours and it was our job to analyse the evidence to work out who had committed this dreadful murder!
We then spent the day in three different science labs conducting different investigations into the evidence.
1) We tested the pH level of soil found in the suspects' shoes
2) We used a Bunsen burner to test the elements found within the soil samples
3) We used a microscope to investigate the hair follicles and fibres found on the suspects' clothing
4) We tested the ink in the pens belonging to each of the victims, to see if it was a match to a note found at the crime scene
It was all fantastic fun and Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their experience!