Welcome back to 2019!
We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a super New Year.
We are excited about going to watch The Snow Queen at the Brewhouse on Thursday 17th January.
We have an action-packed term ahead of us, starting with a new topic finding out about where we live in the world and why. Finding out about the great lakes and how they are formed. We shall also study rocks and fossils and how lakes are used by humans.
In our Physical Geography, we shall find out how hills were formed around Wellington and why there is so much farmland. Finally, we will study the Development of Fox Brothers - the cloth industry in Wellington and the use of the mill ponds now and the decline in industry.
Our English will be woven into our topic and the children will be writing Explanation texts, Persuasive texts and reading Native American Myths and writing their own.
In Maths we shall practise and learn about Multiplication, Division, Percentages, Decimals and Fractions.
Our RE topic will be finding out about the question: How do people express their beliefs and identity?
PE will be on the same days as last term: Galadriel - Thursday and Friday
Thorin - Wednesday and Thursday.
Reminders: Homework is given on a Friday and expected to be given back the following Friday and Spellings are tested each Friday.
As ever, if you have any questions or worries, please either see one of us in the playground at 8:45am or after school. If this isn't convenient please email/phone the school to make an appointment.
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Fiona Doidge and Mr Lee Morris
Welcome Back to the Summer Term
Hard to believe that we are in the final term of school - where does a year go? We hope that you all enjoyed the Easter break and are well rested, fed and ready to go.
The highlight of this term is obviously our trip to Kilve which is now only 4 weeks away. If you do still have any questions/queries or concerns regarding this, please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Our topic for this term is a Science and DT topic. We will be revising what we know about electrical circuits, insulators and conductors and then using this knowledge to help us create shaky hand games. In order to help us with this task, please could we ask that your child brings in a shoe box (or two) as these will be used for the body of our design.
English will link in with this and we will be writing explanation texts to make electrical circuits as well as sparking our imagination to write creative stories based around a fairground. Our final piece of work will be a non-chronological report about our trip to Kilve.
In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages, followed by 2D and 3D shapes, but of course we cannot forget those tables. There will still be a weekly times table test on a Friday. The TTRS link below is a good place to start practicing these.
Spelling and book review presentations will continue to take place on a Friday morning. We have included an additional reading homework this term to try and support the children's work with reading comprehension. Each week they will be bringing home a text and some questions and we would appreciate it if you could help your child with this task. There will also be a maths homework sent home weekly to consolidate weekly learning in class. Children only need to complete 1 section of this maths homework and squared paper will be provided to help the children with layout. There will also be a book bingo challenge for this term too as well as the ongoing spelling bee.
PE continues to be on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Galadriel and Tuesday and Thursday morning for Thorin. Please can we ask that the correct WP PE kit is in at all times including appropriate footwear. Thank you for your support on this.
We look forward to a busy and sunshine filled term and as always, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in contact with us.
Emma Sibley, Stewart MacFadzean and Naomi Stevens
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas break and look forward to a jam packed half-term.
|Lots to look forward to this half term starting with our trip to the Panto on Thursday 11th January ~Oh no it's not! Oh yes it is! It is also our turn to go to Forest School this term. From Friday 12th January - Friday 2nd March, Year 5 will be participating in an afternoon of outdoor education. Please make sure that you child has plenty of warm clothes to enable them to take part in these sessions comfortably.
This half term our topic is a geography one focusing on the Great Lakes of North America, where they are, how they were formed and how they are used.
Our English work will also be based around this theme and we will teach specific grammar skills as we write Native American myths, explanation texts for how fossils are formed and holiday brochures for the Great Lakes. Guided reading will also continue twice weekly using texts linked to this theme and our story for this term is the amazing book 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio.
Spellings will continue to be tested on a Friday. Remember there are the mind expanding tasks and the spelling bee activities if your child needs more of a challenge with his/her spellings.
Book reviews will continue for this term and we have enjoyed listening to the children's presentations on a Friday. As mentioned at parent's evening, we do still expect the children to read at least 4 times a week and remember variety is the spice of life.
Our Maths focus will include multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages. Times table rock stars has really helped some children get quicker at their tables. If your child still needs to practise their tables, we would really appreciate your support in encouraging them to use Times Table Rock Stars or Sum Dog every day.
PE will continue for Galadriel on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning and for Thorin on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. Please can we ask that the correct PE kit is bought in on a Monday as the timetable can sometimes change. As the weather is getting colder, it would be good if your child could have a pair of black leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a spare pair of socks is also useful.
If you ever need to speak to us, please do not hesitate to catch us before or after school outside our classrooms, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment
We look forward to a great term,
Emma Sibley, Naomi Stevens and Stewart McFadzean