I have thoroughly enjoyed our first few weeks in Year 5, getting to know each and every one of you has been a great pleasure. We have had an incredible start to our Autumn term already, I have been super impressed with all of your efforts and engagement within our World War 2 topic, with many of you bringing in incredible historical artefacts from home to share with the class.
Keep up the amazing work and we are sure to have a successful year together!
If the children are on the school reading scheme, they can bring in their book to change once it has been read either at home by an adult at home or school.
If the children are now free readers, they have the freedom to choose any book they wish to read. It is key at this point that children keep on reading regularly. It is also important that they attempt to read a variety of books.
'Starbooks' reading area
Over the summer holidays, I have spent some time revamping our reading area and I hope that you love it as much as I do! You will receive a 'loyalty card' which you will collect stamps on for each book that you read. Once you have filled your loyalty cards, you will be rewarded with a sachet of hot chocolate or a stationary prize. You will be encouraged to read a range of different books and set challenges for example, read a book that will make you laugh.
General homework will be given every Friday and expected back the following Friday. Alongside this you have spellings and reading to practise at home. I have also set a weekly times table challenge for us in class to develop our mathematical fluency, therefore you are expected to practise this through the TT Rockstars Website.
If there are any concerns or queries, then please feel free to e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I check my e-mails most days and will get back to you as soon as I can.
To contact Miss Walker with any queries about work set or to send completed work please e-mail:
USEFUL WEBSITES TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED:
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - Free stories to stream on your laptop, phones or ipads
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Great reading activities
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - a wide range of different activities covering the whole curriculum
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - reading and spelling activities
https://whiterosemaths.com/ - a wide range of different maths activities
https://sciencebob.com/ - practical science investigations
https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ - science activities
https://ttrockstars.com/ - use your school login to practice your times tables and challenge each other